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.
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...
The Antwerp Young Minds section is announcing the next Departmental Physics Colloquium. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Prof. dr. Jean Dalibard from CollÃ¨ge de France and Laboratoire Kastler Brossel will present a talk entitled "Topology in atomic Flatland", on work closely related to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The General Scientific Meeting 2016 of the Belgian Physical Society will be organized on wednesday May 18th and will be hosted by the UGent. This conference brings together physicists in Belgium of different sectors and different scientific subdisciplines. A diverse program is offered including plenary talks, a young scientist oral presentation competition, and a best poster competition.
Detailed schedule available on https://indico.ugent.be/event/2/timetable/#20160518.detailed..
CMD26 - Condensed Matter in Groningen is an international conference, organized by the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society, covering all aspects of condensed matter physics, including soft condensed matter, biophysics, materials science, quantum physics and quantum simulators, low temperature physics, quantum fluids, strongly correlated materials, semiconductor physics, magnetism, surface and interface physics, electronic, optical and structural properties of materials. The scientific programme will consist of a series of plenary and semi-plenary talks and Mini-colloquia. Within each Mini-colloquium, there will be invited lectures, oral contributions and posters.
More info on http://cmd26.eu.
In 1911 the forward-looking industrialist Ernest Solvay called together the first Solvay council at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. From all of Europe a select group of top scientists gathered in Brussels to think about problems in quantum mechanics and physics. This ushered in the era of international meetings and played a crucial role in the development of quantum mechanics. Earlier this year, the crucial role of the Solvay councils was recognised by the EPS when, in collaboration with the BPS, the Hotel Metropole was designated as important historical physics site.
The documentary movie "Kwantum Revolutie" provides not only a clear intro...