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 âbest master thesis prizeâ.
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.
The BPS Young Speaker Contest has become a popular and successful tradition of our yearly General Scientific Meeting and this contest for best oral presentations will again be organised at the occasion of our meeting on May 17th in Mons. This contest aims at younger colleagues, especially those in their final years of a Ph.D. program, or post-doctoral researchers with not more than 5 years of professional experience after their Ph.D. The presentation has to focus on the own scientific work of the candidate and the work should not have been honoured by the BPS before.
The prize will be awarded to the best oral contribution in the framework of a special, plenary competition. There will be maximally three finalists giving a talk competing for the final Prize. The prize for the best oral contribution, the "Young Scientist Award", consists of a cash award of 750 EUR and a certificate. Second and third prizes are 500 EUR and 300 EUR respectively.
A jury will pre-select the cand...
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
On October 8 2013, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to FranÃ§ois Englert from the UniversitÃ© Libre de Bruxelles and Peter W. Higgs from the University of Edinburgh, "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider".
FranÃ§ois Englert together with his now deceased colleague Robert Brout and independently Peter Higgs proposed in 1964 the spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism to provide a mass to the elementary particles. The mechanism implies the exi...