International Conference

of Physics Students

August 7-14th 2017, Torino

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ICPS stands for International Conference of Physics Students and is the main event of IAPS, organized yearly by one of the IAPS national committees. The purpose of the conference is to create an opportunity for physics students from all around the world to come together, talk about science and technology, practice presenting their research and, last but not least, have a great time.

The week of the conference presents a mix of scientific, social and touristic programs. Students have a chance to listen to and give lectures on various topics in physics, visit the natural and architectural beauties of the country, explore the best laboratories of the host city, make friends from all over the world and get a little glimpse of their cultures.

02 ICPS 2017

ICPS 2017 will be held in Torino and will be the first one organised in Italy in more than thirty editions. It is a unique occasion for Italy to exhibit the best of its scientific community, its dynamism and excellence on the international stage. Students participating in ICPS represent part of the academic leadership of tomorrow and we will showcase outstanding scientific and technological achievements during their stay in Torino.

ICPS is also a tremendous opportunity for cultural exchange, in line with the international vocation of Torino, which, for instance, was demonstrated during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

03 Event Location

The Conference will be hosted in close collaboration with the University of Torino. Its Einaudi Campus, conveniently located within the city, offers an outstanding location to hold an event such as ICPS. A number of activities will also be held in research centres and offices nearby. For instance, we plan to offer visits of the National Institute for Metrology (INRiM), the European Space Agency, the Italian Institute of Technology and other leading research organisations close to Torino. We would also like to get local industries involved by inviting them to join the conference at a number of occasions, mostly on the Einaudi Campus, where guest lectures, student talks and posters will be held.

Location of parties

Costume Party (Tue): "The Beach" Via Murazzi Del Po, 22
from Olimpia, from Verdi

Italian Food Night (Sat): "The Club 84" Corso Massimo d’Azeglio, 9
from Olimpia, from Verdi

04 Schedule

Here you can find the updated version of the schedule. A pdf version is available here. All events and times could be subject to change - check back regularly for the latest schedule and details on this website!

Do you need additional accommodation before or after the conference? Check this page for our suggestions!

08:00 Arrival
13:00 Registration
19:00 Opening Ceremony
19:30 Opening Lecture: James Kakalios
21:00 Welcome reception
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Guest Lecture: Francesco Prino
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Poster Session
13:00 Lunch
15:00 City Rally A & Lab Visit B
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Costume Party
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Guest Lecture: Francesco Tombesi
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Guest Lecture: Agnese Bissi
13:00 Lunch
15:00 City Rally B & Lab Visit A
20:00 Dinner
22:00 That's Amore Party
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Parallel Session
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Guest Lecture: Elena Aprile
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Workshops
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 IAPS Workshop
19:00 Preparation
20:30 Nations Party
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Excursions
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Games Night
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Parallel Session
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Guest Lecture: Steven Cowley
13:00 Lunch
14:00 AGM + Sport
20:00 Italian Food Night
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Parallel Session
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Guest Lecture: Roberto Vittori
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Parallel Session
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Poster Session
19:00 Closing Ceremony + Photo
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Farewell Party
08:00 Breakfast
09:30 Departure

05 Speakers

We host a number of world-leading scientists and researchers in multiple areas of physics. You can find here their names and profiles.

Steven Cowley

Plasma Physicist

Francesco Tombesi


Francesco Prino

Particle Physicist

James Kakalios

The Physics of Superheroes

Elena Aprile

Dark Matter

Agnese Bissi

Theoretical Physicist

06 Excursions

On Friday we offer a wide range of excursions. You are able to choose between one of them in the registration process:

07 Sponsors

We are looking for public and private sponsorship to finance part of our event. If you are interested in supporting us, please send us an email.

Information for potential partners and sponsors can be found here.

Organized by:


In collaboration with:


With the patronage of:

Aizoon, Fondazione CRT, INRIM, ILL,  CNR, ENEA, ASI, EPS, INFN, SIF

With the support of:

Aizoon, Fondazione CRT, INRIM, ILL,  CNR, ENEA, ASI, EPS, INFN, SIF

08 Register

Both the Early and the Late registration phases have been completed. You can find more details about the registration on this page. In line with previous editions, fees is fixed to €190 for participants who will apply in the Early round, and €220 for those who register in the Late Registration round.

09 Memories

The first ICPS was organized by students of the Eötvös Loránd University, in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1986. The event had less than fifty participants, but since then, the conference has grown considerably, nowadays bringing together more than four hundred students.

Torino will host the XXXII International Conference of Physics Students. The XXXI has been in Malta and the previous editions have been in Zagreb, Croatia, and Heidelberg, Germany. Here are some pictures of the previous editions:

10 Organizers

Our team is composed by four Core Organizers, a Board of eight members and a number of Volunteers, whose selection already took place. You can find more details on the Volunteers Call here.