SIF National Congress 2020

This year the 106th National Congress of the Italian physical Society will be held online from 14 to 18 September.

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Courses 2020

Due to the current health emergency, the courses of the Varenna International School of Physics 2020 have been postponed to 2021

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
– 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.


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


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

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.


"Enrico Fermi", "Giuseppe Occhialini" and "Friedel-Volterra" Prizes

To honor the memory of the great scientists Fermi, Occhialini, Friedel and Volterra the Italian Physical Society awards three prestigious prizes for distinguished work in Physics.

Science and Facilities

Second revised edition

In 2019 the Italian Physical Society (Società Italiana di Fisica, SIF) and the SoNS (School of Neutron Scattering "Francesco Paolo Ricci" Association) have jointly commissioned a report concerning a strategy for neutron facilities in geographical Europe



Every year, during the opening ceremony of SIF the National Congress, prizes are awarded to young physicists who have distinguished themselves in their studies and research activities, and to physicists for their skills in physics teaching or history of physics research. Besides there are also prizes in commemoration of late eminent physicists for researchers working in specific fields.


Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

In publication: Course 200, Gravitational Waves and Cosmology.
The electronic version of the Courses held starting from 1995 is available through the Members Area.