PHYSICS MATTERS — On-line Colloquia Series
as a “Physics for Development” initiative in COVID times
The APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) is pleased to announce the PHYSICS MATTERS on-line colloquia series. The main goal of these on-line colloquia as part of the “Physics for Development” program of FIP is to support international engagement for APS among students and early career physicists, targeting developing country audiences, especially in a time when, due to the COVID pandemic, travel is difficult or even impossible.
Watch the PHYSICS MATTERS trailer below
Credits: @CERN, video editor and director: Samuel Hertzog, authors: Paola Catapano and Luisa Cifarelli
The first phase of the PHYSICS MATTERS series is planned in the fall of 2020 from November to December, with weekly colloquia. We will start with recorded video colloquia that will be made available without registration. The speakers will talk in a way that stimulates curiosity and creates a flow of ideas that is both educational and interesting to a broad community.
In 2021 we plan to continue the PHYSICS MATTERS series including also live on-line colloquia that will primarily involve some test centers, selected from within the SESAME project partner countries, a project supported by the APS. Our goal is to enlarge the audience in the future to as many developing countries as possible.