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The Indian Physical Society




IACS Campus, 2A&B Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032, India

Formally registered as a learned society of physicists under the Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 29 June, 1934, the Society has the following objectives:

1. to promote the progress and uphold the cause of physical sciences both in pure and applied branches in India,
2. to encourage and publish important researches in Physics and other associated branches of knowledge, e.g., astronomy, geophysics, meteorology, etc.,
3. to publish books, journals, proceedings and transactions relating to original researches in pure and applied physics and other associated sciences,
4. to organise meetings and conferences for reading and discussing papers submitted to the Society, advising Government and other bodies on matters affecting the physical sciences      and to cooperate with national scientific organisations in all matters of national importance,
5. to secure and administer funds, grants and endowments for furtherance of scientific research and
6. to undertake and execute all other acts which shall assist in and promote the usefulness, aims and purpose of the Society


Notice



37th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2019
will be held during August, 22-23, 2019


Awardees of the 35th Young Physicists' Colloquium, 2017

First Prize: Farhana Zaidi (Aligarh Muslim University)
Second Prize: Tanay Roy (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Third Prize: Sayani Biswas (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Arnab Pariari (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
Special Awards: Debashis Mondal (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre)
Aritra Gupta (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)


Physics Teacher (Vol 56, 2014)

CONTENTS
01 Sudipta Dubey et al
02 Deepak Pandit
03 Prakash Chandra Rout
04 Deepnarayan Biswas et al
05 Amlan Mukherjee
06 Pankaj Pandey et al
07 Raunaq Das and Shobhan K. Sounda


About IPS




Brief History


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The Society was formed at the initiative of Professor Meghnad Saha against the backdrop of a series of great scientific advents taking place in India. 1921 had witnessed the formulation of the Saha Ionisation Formula laying the foundation of the entire edifice of quantitative Astrophysics. It was quickly followed by the work of S N Bose in 1924, which ushered in the era of the so-called quantum statistics. Close on heels, in 1928, came the discovery of Professor CV Raman, the Raman effect making inroads into molecular and condensed matter spectroscopy. Side by side, here and there in the country, there were attempts to consolidate the scientific force in the country for the betterment of science and the social life in India as also to meet the necessity of advising the Government on relevant issues. As a result, the United Provinces Academy of Sciences was founded in Allahabad in 1931, again at the instance of Professor Saha. In the course of Professor Saha's attempt to elevate it to the national level, there emerged two new academies, namely the Indian Academy of Sciences in Bangalore (1934), a protege of Sir CV Raman, and the National Institute of Sciences (1935) in Kolkata, the UP Academy incidentally assuming the new name, National Academy of Sciences, in 1934. The National Institute of Sciences was to act as a nodal establishment coordinating the other Academies. The Indian Physical Society came into being amidst these with an objective akin to that of the Royal Society and headquarters housed in the Department of Physics of the University College of Science, Calcutt...

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Activities



37th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2019
will be held during August, 22-23, 2019

36th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2018
will be held during August, 23-24, 2018

35th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2017
to be held during August, 17-18, 2017
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.

34th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2015
to be held during August, 18-19, 2016
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.

33rd YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2015
to be held during August, 20-21, 2015
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.

32nd YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2014
to be held during August, 21-22, 2014
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


Gour Gopal Das Memorial Oration



31th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2013
to be held during August, 22-23, 2013
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


The Indian Physical Society



One-Day National Seminar on Physics Education and Basic Research


on July 15, 2011 at SINP Auditoriam

30th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2012
to be held during August, 16-17, 2012
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


The Indian Physical Society


29th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2011
to be held during August, 18-19, 2011
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


The Indian Physical Society


28th YOUNG PHYSICISTS COLLOQUIUM, 2010
to be held during August, 19-20, 2010
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


The Indian Physical Society


One day Seminar on “Recent Trends in Research on Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics”
Program Schedule
On the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebration of The Indian Physical Society (IPS) In Association with The Indian Association for The Cultivation of Science (IACS) on 17 th March, 2010. at IACS

27th YOUNG PHYSICISTS' COLLOQUIUM, 2009
to be held during August, 20-21, 2009
For details please contact Hon. Gen Secy.


The Indian Physical Society


IACS Campus,
2A&B Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road,
Kolkata 700 032, India

NATIONAL WORKSHOP
cum-SEMINAR on SCHOOL PHYSICS
( WSSP-09 )
( Focus: Development of innovative teaching methods to inspire inquiring sprit among students )
Date-June 01-03-2009


Venue: South Point High School
Ballygunge Place, Kolkata-700019
Jointly Organized by:
Indian Physical Society and South Point High School, kolkata
All are Welcome

THE 26th IPS COLLOQUIUM FOR YOUNG PHYSICISTS
(YPC-2008)
August 21 - 22, 2008
The Society organises various seminars, symposia, conferences and the following annual Endowment Lectures
Biren Roy Trust Lecture (from 1986)
Professor Syamadas Chatterjee Endowment Lecture (from 1984)
Gour Gopal Das Endowment Lecture (from 2005)
D N Kundu Endowment Lecture (from 2006)
and the Young Physicists Colloquium (from 1984).


THE 25th IPS COLLOQUIUM FOR YOUNG PHYSICISTS
(YPC-2007)


August 23 - 24, 2007
Since the Silver Jubilee year 1959, the Society has been publishing the quarterly Journal The Physics Teacher.


25th YOUNG PHYSICISTS’ COLLOQUIUM- 2007


The Young Physicists Colloquium is a prestigious annual academic event of the Indian Physical Society. This Silver Jubilee year programme was held at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata during August 23-24, 2007. We invited young talented Ph.D. students from all over the country to present their work in this colloquium. The panel of 12 distinguished physicists selected 4 best presentations for awards. The following participants were adjudged as the four best and wererewarded . The best participant was given the S.N.Ghosal award.
  1. Mr. Debdutta Ray (TIFR) – S.N.Ghosal Award
  2. Mr. Apu Sarkar(VECC)
  3. Ms. Sudipta Das (JU)
  4. Ms Joyeeta Bhattacharyya(TIFR)


First Prof D.N.Kundu Memorial Lecture


Speaker: Dr. A.P.Mitra, FRS of National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi
Topic: Radio Science: India in Global Scene
Date: April 19, 2006
Time: 3 PM
Venue: J N Bhar Auditorium, Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, Calcutta University, Rajabazar Science College campus

All are cordialy invited to attend


INDIAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY


The 17th
Prof. Shyamadas Chatterjee Endowment Lecture
By
Prof. Alak Kumar Majumdar
S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
Topic
Recent Trends in Magnetic Materials Research
Date & Venue
Wednesday, March 22,2006 ; 4 P.M. S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Salt Lake

All are welcome


Events





Publications




The Physics Teacher

Published since the Silver Jubilee Year of the Society, Physics Teacher, a quarterly organ of the Society, is devoted to strengthening of teaching and research at all levels.

The journal publishes articles in various branches of physics. It emphasizes on a lucid style that will attract readers from varied backgrounds. Articles ordinarily are not to exceed 5000 words. It also publishes Letters to the Editor not exceeding 1000 words. It can embody matters like queries, comments and criticisms etc on the regular articles published in the Physics Teacher, as also independent opinions on topics of current interest. Matters for consideration of publication in Physics Teacher conforming to the Author's Guideline are to be submitted in duplicate to the Editor, Physics Teacher, IPS, IACS Campus, 2A&B Raja S C Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032, India.

Current and Forthcoming issues: The latest issue (Vol 46, July-Sept, 2004) just published embodies the Proceedings of the Young Physicists' Colloquium 2004. The next issue (Vol 46, October- Dec, 2004, in press) will be the first of the three volumes to be brought out to commemorate the Wonder Year of Physics 1905, and deals with Einstein & Relativity. The two other volumes will deal with Einstein & the Light quantum and Einstein & Fluctuations.

Back Numbers (contact IPS Office, Jadavpur, Kolkata)


Physics Teacher (PT)(Vol 52, 2010)

CONTENTS

Editorial
  1. N Bhargava Ram
  2. Suman Sinha
  3. M Dutta
  4. Bhushan N Joshi
  5. J K Bhattacharjee
  6. Arup Roy
Secretary's Report 2009-10


Physics Teacher (Vol 56, 2014)

CONTENTS
  1. Sudipta Dubey et al
  2. Deepak Pandit
  3. Prakash Chandra Rout
  4. Deepnarayan Biswas et al
  5. Amlan Mukherjee
  6. Pankaj Pandey et al
  7. Raunaq Das and Shobhan K. Sounda


Membership



Membership Form

List of Life members


Membership of the Society

The Society consists of Benefactors, Honorary Fellows (now renamed as Distinguished Fellows), Fellows (Life-Members) and Associates (Ordinary Members).

Benefactors are the persons contributing Rs. 5000/- or more to the funds of the Society.

Honorary Fellows, the number of whom is limited to twenty, shall be persons well-known for their qualifications in, or services to the cause of, physical or allied sciences.

Fellows shall be persons engaged in the development or dissemination of knowledge of physics in any of its branches or persons whose interest and activity in the science would make them desirable members.

Associates, the number of whom shall be unlimited, shall be bona fide students of science in recognised universities and research institutes of India and people interested in physical sciences.

Benefactors and Fellows are denoted members.


Privileges of Membership

Members of the Society have the rights and privileges

to be present and vote at all General Meetings of the Society;

to propose and second candidates for Fellowships and Associateships;

to receive one copy of the Physics Teacher free of cost, and that of the Indian Journal of Physics at a concessional rate as determined by the Council of the Society;

to have personal access to the library and other public rooms of the Society, and to study its collections, subject to regulations prescribed by the Council;

to fill any office in the Society on being duly elected thereto;

to read in the ordinary meetings of the Society scientific papers and to take part in the discussions thereupon.

Honorary Fellows shall receive free of cost a copy of such publications of the Society as the Council may decide.

Associates shall be entitled to read in the Ordinary Meetings of the Society scientific papers if communicated by a Member of the Society.

Since 1937, when the Society forged close collaboration with the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, reading room and reference facilities of the latter have also been made available to the members of the Society.


Membership procedure

Application for Life-membership in prescribed forms, together with two stamp-size photographs and a cheque (only on Kolkata banks)/DD for Rs 1000.00 (One Thousand only), proposed and seconded by two members of the Society, should be sent to the General Secretary, IPS, IACS Campus, 2A&B Raja S C Mullick Road, Kolkata 700 032. These are received any time of the year. For ordinary membership/Associateship the fee is Rs 60.00 per year (from 1st January to 31st December) and shall be due on the 1st day of January every year.


Office




Office & Governance

The administration, direction and management of the affairs of the Society is entrusted to a Council composed of a President, four Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary and twelve other members elected according to a prescribed regulation. The Council may opt for an Assistant Secretary, if necessary. The Registered Office, as of now, is in the IACS (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science) Campus at 2A&B Raja S C Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032. It is open from 12 Noon to 6 PM every working day.


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