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 2019

The next Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Zürich, in the week of 26 - 30 August 2019. The well established tradition of organising the conference every second year jointly with the Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG) will continue.


NEW: Detailed announcement

NEW: Abstract submission and registration


Other conferences and events

3. Internationales Jost-Bürgi-Symposium

Am 3. und 4. Mai 2019 findet in Lichtensteig im schweizerischen Toggenburg im Kanton St. Gallen das 3. Internationale Jost Bürgi Symposium statt. Es soll wiederum an Person, Werk und Umfeld dieses dort geborenen Renaissance-Genies (1552-1632) erinnern, aber auch uns die Auswirkungen seines Schaffens bis in unsere heutige Zeit nahe bringen. Während das 2018 durchgeführte Symposium Mit Bürgi zu den Sternen auf seine astronomischen Leistungen verwies, steht diesmal mehr der erfindungsreiche Uhrenmacher im Mittelpunkt der Veranstaltung. Details finden Sie auf


IDL 2019, the Illuminating Education conference

The event is the Flagship Celebration of the International Day of Light 2019 held at the UNESCO Category 1 Institute ICTP in Trieste on 16 May 2019. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics, from inspiring science to practical career advice. The conference keynote speaker is ICTP Distinguished Lecturer Sir Michael Berry from the University of Bristol who will present Optica fantastica - images to illuminate the physics of light, a topic is ideally suited to engage interest and promote science outreach to the public of all ages. Attendance is free to whoever may wish to attend.

Please find on the right the schedule for this fascinating event.