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.


SIF National Congress 2020

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

The Proceedings of the Congress and PDFs and Videos of the Plenary-sessions talks and Invited talks are published online.


Enrico Fermi in Argentina and his lectures in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and La Plata

Available free to read the article by A. De Angelis and J.M. Kenny published on Quaderni di Storia della Fisica No. 24.
This article presents for the first time the English translation of the lectures that Fermi held in Argentina which contain the first public presentations of the theory of β decay and of the works on artificial radioactivity started by the via Panisperna group.


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

An Iconic Physicist in Enlightenment Italy
Edited by Luisa Cifarelli and Raffaella Simili
A new volume jointly published by Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Nature.


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


Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

Last published volume: Course 199, Physics of and Science with X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers

The electronic version of the Courses held starting from 1995 is available through the Members Area.


"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.

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.

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.

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Courses 2021

Course 209 - Quantum Fluids of Light and Matter - QFLM2020
Course 210 - Multimodal and Nanoscale Optical Microscopy
Course 211 - Quantum Mixtures with Ultra-cold Atoms
Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2021 - Energy Innovation and Integration for a Clean Environment