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.
Fusion researchers at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), along with colleagues in Belgium and the UK, have created a new method of heating fusion plasmas in tokamaks. The new method has resulted in raising trace amounts of ions to megaelectronvolt (MeV) energiesâ€”an order of magnitude greater than previously achieved.
This conference brings together physicists and physics teachers in Belgium of different sectors and different scientific subdisciplines. A diverse program will be offered â€“ both on research and physics teaching - including plenary talks, a young scientist oral presentation competition, and a best poster competition.
Parallel sessions and poster sessions will be organized on :
- Astrophysics, Geophysics, and Plasma Physics;
- Atoms, Molecules, Optics, and Photonics;
- Biophysics, Medical, Statistical, and Mathematical Physics;
- Condensed Matter and Nanophysics;
- Fundamental Interactions, Particle and Nuclear Physics;
- Physics and Education.
The deadline for abstract submission is on Saturday 15th April 2017, and for early registration on Monday 24th April 2017.
Website of the conference (detailed info and registration): http://www.umons.ac.be/bps2017.
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 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.