ICPS 2015 – physics students gathering this year in Croatia

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The International Conference of Physics Students [ICPS] is an event where physics students from around the world gather each year for a week to meet their colleagues, present their work, attend lectures held by renowned physicists, participate in workshops and round tables on various topics, visit local institutes and labs, go on organized trips and much more – all on a student budget.

ICPS is an event of the International Association of Physics Students [IAPS] with a 30 year tradition. It is hosted each year by a different member country and this year is being held from 12-19 August 2015 in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, a country famous for it’s natural beauty and tourism, but also for physicists like Ruđer Bošković, Andrija Mohorovičić and Nikola Tesla.

The conference will feature a diverse set of lectures which will cover topics across many different branches of physics. Alongside daily lectures given by fellow students, participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures by distinguished physicists such as astrophysicist Vernesa Smolčić, winner of the 2014 ERC starting grant for black hole research, and geophysicist Branko Grisogono.

Complementing the lectures, several physics-related activities will be organized each day, such as workshops, round tables and tours to scientific institutions. Students will visit the University of Zagreb, the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the Institute of Physics, but also institutions related to other sciences and places such as the Krško nuclear power plant.

Outside physics, excursions to various beautiful places will be organized, from world famous Plitvica Lakes National Park to the castle of Trakošćan, as well as themed social gatherings in the evenings.

ICPS is mainly intended for bachelor and master physics students as an opportunity to experience a scientific conference and present their work to a diverse, international audience of peers in a more safe and relaxed environment. It’s an experience recommended to all aspiring young scientists.

Thanks to the support of the University of Zagreb and other institutions, the participation fee is only 190 € for the whole 7 days, including 3 meals a day and accommodation. Regretfully, the number of places is limited to 450.

Non-European participants can apply for the ICPS Worldwide Grant of IAPS until 1 March 2015 and receive financial support for their participation at the conference.

Registration opened on 10 February. For more information and details on applying for the event, visit the official conference website and the IAPS website.

Eugen Rožić
Member of the ICPS 2015 Organizing Committee

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