SIF Prizes 2018

"Giuseppe Occhialini" Prize
The prize has been promoted jointly by the Italian Physical Society and the Institute of Physics

"Friedel-Volterra" Prize
The prize has been promoted jointly by the Italian Physical Society and the Société Française de Physique

Deadline 15 June 2018


"Enrico Fermi" Prize 2018

The prestigious prize "Enrico Fermi" has been awarded starting from 2001. The prize is yearly awarded to one or more Members of the Society who particularly honoured physics with their discoveries.
Deadline 15 June 2018

104th National Congress

The Congress will be held from 17th to 21st September at the Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS).
Abstract submission deadline: 1 May.

Summer Courses

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

The School, one of the most significant cultural activities of the Italian Physical Society, was founded in 1953. The Courses of the School by now have become a special and preciuos opportunity of meeting for scientists and young physicists from all over the world and have reached considerable international prestige.

If you have not done it yet, this is an invitation to join the SIF or renew your SIF membership!

The strength and the impact of a Society like the SIF depend on the number and the dynamism of its Members. For this you are invited to join or renew your membership of the Italian Physical Society. To recover the status of Member, no retroactive payments are required, but only that for the current year.

By paying the annual membership fee, you can:
– have reductions for the purchase of SIF publications and the participation in the Society's activities
– receive the printed copy, consult the online content and freely download the APP of Il Nuovo Saggiatore
– consult the SIF Historical Archives
– have free digital access to Physics World by authenticating with the credentials available in the Members Area of SIF Website
– apply to the SIF prize competitions

To apply for membership the application can be filled in online or downloading the application form.

International Day of Light

On November 14, 2017 the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has proclaimed the 16th of May as the date to celebrate every year the "International Day of Light" (IDL).

This date was chosen in recollection of the first laser light obtained by Theodore H. Maiman on 16 May 1960.

The official inauguration ceremony is planned on 16 May 2018 and will take place at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris.