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.


Joint Annual Meeting 2021

The next annual meeting will take place at the University of Innsbruck, in the week of 30 August - 3 September 2021. The well established tradition of organising the conference every second year jointly with the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG) will be continued, possibly again with contributions from further partners. An interesting and rich program is thus guaranteed.

Save the date !

It is your conference, so we welcome contributions from all topical fields. The detailed announcement will be available in early 2021.


Other conferences and events

Beamline for Schools 2021

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to move from school to a Particle Physics lab: team up with a group of motivated people and register to Beamline for Schools 2021:

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, and DESY, Hamburg, Germany, invite high-school students (16 to 19 years old) to create the proposal for an experiment that they want to perform at the beamline of a particle accelerator. The teams that submit the best two proposals win a two-weeks long stay at DESY to carry out their experiments, with the support of a team of scientists from both CERN and DESY.

It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the fascinating world of Particle Physics, to experience what is like to be a scientist, and to get in touch with young people from all over the world. Take a look at the competition’s website ( for ideas and information.


molQueST Conference

13 - 17 September 2020 postponed to 8. - 12. September 2021, Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF), Monte Verità, Ascona

Quantum Science Emerging from Atoms and Molecules at Surfaces » builds upon breakthroughs in the art of making atomic and molecular architectures. Electronic and nuclear quantum states can now be manipulated at the single atomic level in a controlled surface environment by using either local probes or global electric and magnetic fields. This conference, as a continuation of the ones of 2014 and 2017, will address the use of quantum and spin states in atoms and molecules at surfaces for sensing, information storage, and information processing (logic) devices.