SIF National Congress 2019

The 105th edition of the SIF National Congress will be hosted at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L'Aquila, from 23 to 27 September 2019.

A detailed programme is online here.

Nominations for the election of officers of the Italian Physical Society

Nominations as officer candidates for President or Council Member shall be sent at least 45 days prior to the Electoral Assembly date, namely within 11 August 2019. Only Members who are paid-up at the moment of the submission of their nomination and were also paid-up for 2018, can be elected and therefore nominated.

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.

Science and Facilities

A Strategic Review and Future Vision for Neutron Science in Italy
Report of the Advisory Panel

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


Passion for Science 2019

International Symposium on the occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements IYPT2019, 6-7 November 2019

Organised by the Italian Physical Society – SIF in collaboration with the Italian Chemical Society – SCI

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Courses 2019

Workshop 205 - Big data analytics
Course 206 - New frontiers for metrology: from biology and chemistry to quantum and data science
Course 207 - Advances in thermoelectricity: foundational issues, materials and nanotechnology

Summer School

Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2019

Course 5 - Energy: Where we stand and where we go

The slides of the lectures held at the School are now online.



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"

The Volume of the Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" – Course 202, Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting, is in publication.


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

di M. Focaccia

A new volume jointly published by Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Nature.

Available in the Springer Biographies