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 2018

The next annual meeting will take place from 28 - 31 August 2018 in Lausanne. CHIPP and NCCR MARVEL participate this year again in the organisation.

More information

NEW: Abstract submission and registration are open.


Other conferences and events


The International Day of Light on 16 May 2018 (IDL2018) is a UNESCO-led initiative to remember and celebrate the 16 May 1960, when the US-physicist Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu /CA obtained the first laser emission. IDL2018 will consist of coordinated activities on national, regional and international levels. Activities will be planned so that people of all ages and all backgrounds can gain an appreciation for the central role of light in science and culture. How to organize an event and submit it to the IDL2018 event calender can be found here.