Peter Bruggemann, recipient of the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics.
Professor Aihua Xie [Vice-Chair, IUPAP Commission C6] (left); Dr Marina Kuimova [Imperial College London, UK], recipient of the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics; and Kenichi Yoshikawa [Chair, IUPAP Commision C6], at the 8th International Conference on Biological Physics in Beijing, China, 18-22 June 2014.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is governed by its General Assembly, which meets every three years. The 28th General Assembly of IUPAP will be held in Singapore from 5 – 7 November 2014.
IUPAP has an important mission: to assist in the worldwide development of physics and physics education, to foster international cooperation in physics, and to help in the application of physics toward solving problems of concern to humanity.
An Executive Council (the Council) oversees and administers the activities of the Union between General Assembly meetings. It normally meets at least once per year and every three years for the General Assembly.
Conferences and meetings of the International Commissions are mainly supported from funds derived from the members of IUPAP. These funds are also used to meet the administrative expenses of the Union.
The commissions promote the objectives of the Union within their areas of expertise and provide advice to IUPAP on the activities and needs of the subfields of physics they represent.
An international and interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers aiming to focus and develop new research fields and activities that would be difficult to resource through traditional funding programmes.