In this area you will find information on current and earlier events. The main topics are, of course, the annual meetings of the SPS, but also other conferences which have strong relations or are organised in conjunction with the SPS.

Below this page also lists short announcements for conferences of other institutions forwarded to us. Please contact the SPS Secretariat if you want your announcement to be placed here.


Annual Meeting 2016

The next annual meeting leads us after a long time again to Ticino. It will take place from 23 - 25 August 2016 at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. The renewed participation of CHIPP and other partners will, as usual, guarantee a rich and interesting program. Reserve already the date!

More Information. Please check regularly for additions and updates.

Participants Registration

IMPORTANT: We strongly recommend an early hotel booking due to the holiday season. More...


SPG Besuchsprogramm für Studenten

Die SPG startete im 2010 im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung ein Besuchsprogramm für Studenten, welches ihnen Forschungsinstitute und Unternehmen vorstellt. Die Studenten sollen bei diesen Anlässen erfahren, wie auf verschiedenen Fachgebieten geforscht wird, welche Themen aktuell sind und vielleicht sogar ihren "zukünftigen Arbeitsplatz" kennenlernen.

Den Anfang machte ein Besuch im Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) am 04. Mai 2010 zum Thema "Energieforschung". Einen Kurzbericht über den Besuch finden Sie hier.

Der zweite Besuch führte am 22.11.2010 ans CRPP (Bericht in den SPG-Mitteilungen Nr. 33), am 18.04.2011 ging es ans ABB Forschungszentrum in Baden Dättwil, sowie am 30.05.2011 ins IBM Forschungslabor in Rüschlikon. Im 2012 wurde ein Besuch am CERN organisiert.

Weitere Besuche sind bereits in Planung.



Other conferences and events

Journées de la Matière Condensée - 15e édition à Bordeaux

En 2016, la quinzième édition des Journées de la Matière Condensée – JMC15 - réunira du 22 au 26 août 2016 la communauté de la physique de la Matière Condensée sur le campus de l’Université de Bordeaux. Les JMC constituent l’une des plus grandes rencontres de la physique de la Matière Condensée en Europe, et sont un moment essentiel dans la vie scientifique de cette communauté en France.

Nous vous invitons à déposer en ligne, dès à présent, votre proposition de contribution dans l'un des 32 mini-colloques , sur le site des JMC15

La date limite pour déposer vos propositions est le 1 mai 2016.


ECM-30: European Crystallographic Meeting

The 30th European Crystallographic Meeting, ECM-30, will be held in Basel, Switzerland from August 28 to September 1, 2016. One focus of the meeting will be the impact of crystallography on the study of the physical and chemical properties of materials, including novel magnetic materials. Sessions on crystal growth techniques for small and large molecules will also be included, as well as many other topics at the leading edge of science.

Conference website with more information


Symmetries and Phase Transitions – from Crystals and Superconductors to the Higgs particle and the Cosmos

International Summer School, 29th August - 2nd September 2016 in the city centre of Dresden, Germany

The interdisciplinary school is aimed at PhD students and postdocs in particle physics, condensed matter, and chemistry. Symmetries, symmetry breaking and phase transition are key concepts in many modern topics in all these areas, and the school focuses on these common concepts and aims to deepen their understanding. The lectures cover the theoretical background as well as applications in all fields. Tutorials give the chance for hands-on learning of group theory concepts.

Application, program and other detailed Information


2nd International Conference on the History of Physics

The European Physical Society is happy to announce the 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics to take place from 5 - 7 September 2016 in Pöllau Castle, Pöllau, Austria, as part of the International Conference series on the History of Physics.

The main topic will be "Invention, application and exploitation in the history of physics"

More information, abstract submission and registration