What is ICPS

The International Conference of Physics Students is a student-run event organized annually by one of the member committees of the International Association of Physics Students. Each year, the ICPS gathers over 300 physics students from over 30 countries around the world in one place to share their passion for science for one week. The conference is a brilliant opportunity for the young minds to get familiar with academic conferences and to begin creating their global contact network crucial to today’s field of science.

ICPS 2016 group photo
ICPS 2016 group photo

The conference consists of scientific programme, such as guest lectures, laboratory and institute excursions as well as social events. The students can also gain valuable experience from presenting their topics in form of a student lecture or a poster.

The history of ICPS’s started over 30 years ago when a group of students from Hungary wanted to make contacts to western Europe. Thus began a tradition of organizing a conference each year in a changing location. During its 33 year history, the ICPS has been held at the following locations.

2019Cologne, Germany
2018Helsinki, Finland
2017Turin, Italy
2016Msida, Malta
2015Zagreb, Croatia
2014Heidelberg, Germany
2013Edinburg, United Kingdom
2012Utrecht, The Netherlands
2011Budapest, Hungary
2010Graz, Austria
2009Split, Croatia
2008Kraków, Poland
2007London, United Kingdom
2006Bucharest, Romania
2005Coimbra, Portugal
2004Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
2003Odense, Denmark
2002Budapest, Hungary
2001Dublin, Ireland
2000Zadar, Croatia
1999Helsinki, FInland
1998Coimbra, Portugal
1997Vienna, Austria
1996Szeged, Hungary
1995Copenhagen, Denmark
1994St. Petersburg, Russia
1993Bodrum, Turkey
1992Lisbon, Portugal
1991VIenna, Austria
1990Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989Freiburg, Germany
1988Prague, Czechoslovakia
1987Debrecen, Hungary
1986Budapest, Hungary