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Joint Annual Meeting 2019

The next Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Zrich, 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 (PG) will continue.


Detailed announcement

Registration extended until 11 August !

The conference program is available.



IYPT2019: 150 years of the periodic table

Joint symposium of SPS and SCNAT

The United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, IYPT2019, taking into account its 150th anniversary. The SPS and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) will celebrate this important milestone with a special symposium on Friday, 30 August 2019 in Zrich as the closing event of the joint annual meeting of SPS and PG.

Under the title On the Origin of the Element three overview talks will highlight the role of physics in the IYPT2019. Given by renowned specialists, they will cover the history of the discovery of the 118 elements, Big Bang and stellar nucleosynthesis, and the creation of heavy elements in stellar explosions. Each presentation will allow for enough time to answer questions from the audience.

This symposium is free of charge and open to the public.



  • The Charpak-Ritz Prize 2019 is awarded to Benot Deveaud. More...
  • New Articles:
  • The SPS Communications No. 59 will appear in Autumn 2019.