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SPS Annual Meeting 2020

The next Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Fribourg, in the week of 29 June - 3 July 2020. Together with several partners we will again compose an interesting and diversified program.

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  • Announcement of the SPS Awards 2020. More...
  • New Articles:
  • The SPS Communications No. 60 will appear in January 2020.

Zur Erinnerung an Jean-Pierre Blaser

Gedenksymposium, 29. Februar 2020, ETH Zürich

Details und Programm siehe Flyer, Anmeldung bis 24. Februar 2020.


4. Internationales Jost-Bürgi-Symposium

Das kommende Jost-Bürgi-Symposium findet vom 1. - 2. Mai 2020 im toggenburgischen Lichtensteig im Kanton St. Gallen, dem Geburtsort Bürgis, statt. Es soll wiederum an die Person und das Werk dieses Renaissance-Genies (1552 - 1632) erinnern, dessen Zusammenarbeit um 1600 in Prag mit

Johannes Kepler und Tycho Brahe die Astronomie revolutionierte. In seiner Person vereinigte sich der Uhrmacher und Handwerker mit dem Erfinder, Mathematiker, Astronom und dem Künstler.

Details zum Programm finden Sie auf https://www.jostbuergi.com.


Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Symposium

On the last day of the SPS annual meeting on 3 July, a public symposium is dedicated to the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923), whose 175th birthday is being remembered worldwide this year and who discovered the radiation named after him 125 years ago.

Three talks will highlight Röntgen's biography, which led to the discovery of X-rays and the first Nobel Prize in Physics, as well as the current state of research and applications, in which X-rays play a fundamental role today.

The program starts after the general coffee break as follows:

  • 11:15 - 12:00: Ralph Claessen, University of Würzburg, Röntgen's discovery: from serendipity to scientific revolution
  • 12:00 - 12:45: Marco Stampanoni, ETH Zürich, 125 years of X-ray imaging and still eager to push further
  • 12:45 - 13:30: Clemens Schulze-Briese, Dectris Ltd. Baden, X-rays in industry and society, what we do today and what can be done tomorrow

The public is cordially invited to attend these lectures that will be given in English; admission is free and registration is not required.

The Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Symposium is jointly organized by the Swiss Physical Society SPS, the Physikali­sche Gesellschaft Zürich PGZ, and the Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT.