Passion for Physics 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 13-14 July

This year, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Enrico Fermi's Nobel Prize in Physics (1938), the SIF has decided to organise a new edition of the International Symposium "Passion for Physics" to be held in the beautiful Aula Fermi of Villa Monastero, in Varenna, Lake Como.

Webcast will be available on 13 and 14 July starting from 9:00 AM.
(Courtesy of INFN Multimedia Group)

104th National Congress

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

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.


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


"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.


Science for Peace the World Over

Antonino Zichichi

This book is a contribution to the "THREE DAYS" that the University of Bologna has dedicated to Science, Technology and Culture to reach a wide audience.

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.

Ettore Majorana Scientific Papers – Second Edition

Edited by the Council of the Italian Physical Society

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Ettore Majorana's disappearance, SIF published a new edition of the volume "Ettore Majorana - Scientific Papers" where Majorana’s papers are reproduced in the language in which they were originally written by the author, followed by their English translation.