As a national physical society, and member of the European Physical Society, our goal is to promote physics and support physicists. For this purpose, we organise a range of activities and membership benefits.
On these pages you will find information about membership, and about the BPS general meeting. Also archived issued of B-Phy, our electronic magazine, can be downloaded, and there is a job section for those of you seeking employment.
Every year the Belgian Physical Society honours three outstanding master theses with a âbest master thesis prizeâ.
The prize certificates are presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Belgian Physical society, which in 2017 will be held at the UMons on Wednesday May 17th.
We hereby invite all physics masters who completed their thesis to apply for this prize. To participate, submit an electronic copy of your thesis, along with a short CV, a short summary, and the filled form (to be downloaded here), to jodogne-at-meteo.be. Deadline for submission of your documents is 8th January 2017. The regulations of this competition can be downloaded here.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".
The yearly BPS prizes were awarded during a ceremony hold during the closing session of the General Scientific Meeting organized on May 18th in Gent University. Congratulation to all the winners of our contests !
Master thesis contest
The EPS Achievement Award is given annually by the European Physical Society for excellent contributions to the promotion and development of: EPS Divisions or their Sections; EPS Groups; EPS Committees. This award recognises activities and achievements, which have favoured EPS internal collaboration and effectively promoted the image and the impact of the EPS within the scientific community, policy makers and other stakeholders.
Jozef Ongena, from the Plasma Physics Laboratory of the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, and also President of the Belgian Physical Society, has received this award for his outstanding contributions to the EPS in his various functions over a long period of time and for his enthusiasm in promoting the image and the impact of the EPS with the scientific community, policy makers and other stakeholders.