The 2024 SIF National Congress will be held in Bologna from 9 to 13 September

Abstract submission is now open.
Deadline: 22 April

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" 2024

Course 213 - Nuclear Structure and Reactions from a Broad Perspective, 27 June - 2 July
Course 214 - Quantum Computers and Simulators with Atoms, 5 - 14 July
Course 215 - Topology and Materials, 17 - 22 July

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
- have free digital access to the online contents of Giornale di Fisica
– consult the SIF Historical Archives
– apply to the SIF prize competitions

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

The Scientific Legacy of Beppo Occhialini

A new volume published by Springer-Nature in collaboration with the Italian Physical Society is available. This is the revised and expanded second edition of the first edition jointly published by SIF and Springer in 2006.

Enrico Fermi Prize 2023

The “Enrico Fermi” Prize of the Italian Physical Society for 2023 was awarded ex aequo to:
Massimo Ferrario (INFN, National Laboratory of Frascati)
Lucio Rossi (University of Milan)
Frank Zimmermann (CERN, Geneva)
for their outstanding developments on various advanced acceleration technologies.

SIF Prizes 2023

The names of the winners of the SIF prizes for the year 2023 are online.

The awards have been presented during the opening ceremony of the 109th SIF Congress at the University of Salerno in Fisciano, 11 September 2023.

7th Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2023

Global Challenges for Energy Sustainability
17-22 July 2023 - Villa Monastero - Varenna, Lake Como.

Luisa Cifarelli - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Francesco Romanelli - Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)

Passion for Physics 2023

Passion for Physics is an International Symposium to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" of the Italian Physical Society on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of CNR.

23 June 2023
Villa Monastero - Varenna, Lake Como

VIDEO STREAM available here

125 years and beyond

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian Physical Society (1897-2022) and of the 70th anniversary of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", which is celebrated in 2023, the booklet on the SIF history and actitivities has been updated and is now available online in an Italian/English bilingual version.

Navigate through the history of SIF

In 2022 the Italian Physical Society (SIF) turned 125 years old and in 2023 its International School of Physics Enrico Fermi turned 70 years old. SIF celebrates these events with an interactive web realisation in which it is possible to navigate through the history of the Society with a gallery of evocative images and explanatory writings.

La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento distributed by Springer Nature

La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento will be distributed by Springer Nature starting from 2020 and will be available online on SpringerLink.

More information here.


Scientific Papers of Ettore Majorana - A new expanded edition

Edited by L. Cifarelli

A new volume jointly published by Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Nature. Available online at this link. Read the review by D. Haidt.
Free Access for SIF Members


Laura Bassi – The World's First Woman Professor in Natural Philosophy

Edited by Luisa Cifarelli and Raffaella Simili

A new volume jointly published by Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Nature.
Available through the Members Area


Pietro Blaserna and the birth of the Institute of Physics in Rome

A Gentleman Scientist at Via Panisperna
by M. Focaccia

A new volume jointly published by Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Nature.
Available through the Members Area

Equal Opportunities Committee (CPO)

The SIF Equal Opportunities Committee (CPO) has among its aims the enhancement of gender difference, compliance with the principle of non-discrimination of gender and the implementation of equal opportunities.
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Permanent Education Commission

The Permanent Education Commission has the mandate to assist the SIF Council in dealing with didactic and university matters.