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 honors three outstanding master theses with a â€śbest master thesis prizeâ€ť.
The prize certificates are presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Belgian Physical society, which in 2018 will be held at the University of Antwerp on Wednesday April 11th.
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 fabrice-dot-louche-at-rma.ac.be. Deadline for submission of your documents is 15th January 2018. The regulations of this competition can be downloaded here.
Ben Van Duppen from University Antwerp, a former winner of the BPS Young Speaker Contest, is the 2017 laureate of the Flemish "PhD Cup". Congratulations to him !
See an interesting video of Ben explaining his work on the website of De Morgen.
This school year SCKâ€˘CEN and JRC organize the Nuclear Game Challenge, a national science contest for high school pupils of the third grade. The contest aims at broadening the knowledge and view on nuclear sciences and applications of the pupils. The teams, consisting of 5 pupils, are challenged to invent and make an educational game in which nuclear sciences and applications are the central topic.
A kick-off event will be organised at 8 November 2017, at the Royal Belgium Institute of Science in Brussels. During the first part of the event, pupils can attend four lectures given by SCKâ€˘CEN and JRC experts. In the interactive part they can build up on their ability to work as a team. Thereafter each team meets its SCKâ€˘CEN or JRC mentor which will support them in the creation of the educational game.
A jury of experts will grade the submitted educational games in March 2018. First prize of the contest is an all-inclusive visit to the research centre of JRC in Is...
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.