5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics: August 5-8, 2014
Since 2002, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) has sponsored a series of triennial international conferences on women in physics. The Fifth IUPAP Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2014) will be held August 5-8, 2014 in Waterloo, Canada. At the last conference, ICWIP4, roughly 250 delegates from more than 50 countries attended the meeting, including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, society members and industrial physicists. This unique conference will bring together delegates from around the world to:
- Showcase and celebrate scientific work in all areas of physics
- Develop resolutions to address gender issues and promote the participation of women in physics
- Provide networking opportunities to build a strong, diverse and inclusive worldwide physics community
IUPAP General Assembly, November 5-7, 2014 in Singapore
For updates and future General Assembly details, please consult the IUPAP website.
SESAME/Lounsbery Fellowships Deadline: April 1, 2014
SESAME, in collaboration with the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, has announced travel and subsistence fellowships for scientists from the SESAME Members (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, and Turkey) wishing to carry out short-term research at a synchrotron light facility in Europe or the US. Applicants may be scientists with less than five years post-doctoral experience, or pre-doctoral scientists who have completed at least two years of their PhD and are working on their research project. More details can be found on the SESAME website.
The Newly Reestablished IUPAP Energy Working Group
The mission of the Working Group on Energy shall be to:
- foster international scientific dialogue and cooperation in the physics of energy research and its applications
- explore interest in energy research and development beyond the physics discipline
- assess potential strategic paths forward with an objective of promoting awareness of the contrasting technological and socio-economic contexts of energy in each region
- consider drafting a resolution on creating a new IUPAP Commission on global energy perspectives or otherwise related to energy research and development with a clearly defined mission statement and support from member-country delegates
The 2015 International Year of Light
The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. The International Year of Light will consist of coordinated activities in science, education and development. These will ensure that people of all ages and all backgrounds from all countries appreciate the central role of light as the key cross-cutting scientific discipline of the 21st century.