International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is the only international physics organization that is organized and run by the physics community itself. Its members are identified physics communities in countries or regions around the world. The IUPAP was established in 1922 in Brussels with 13 Member countries and the first General Assembly was held in 1923 in Paris. It currently has 60 country members.
The Union is governed by its General Assembly which meets every three years. The Council is its top executive body, supervising the activities of specialized International Commissions, Affiliated Commissions and Working Groups.
As one of the basic sciences, physics relates to all branches of natural science. Many of the most exciting developments take place in the border areas between different disciplines. To cover interdisciplinary activities IUPAP maintains close liaison with several of the other Unions. In some cases this collaboration is manifested in the form of associate members of IUPAP Commissions. The Union also participates in many of the International Science Council Inter-Union Commissions and global projects.
The IUPAP endorses and sponsors international conferences and workshops promoting diversity and inclusion among participants, speakers and committee members. IUPAP Commissions are directly involved in the conference selection within their sub-field and, in certain cases, in the organization of the conferences. 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 University of New South Wales (UNSW)
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. UNSW takes pride in the broad range and high quality of its teaching programs, which gain strength and currency from high-quality research activities, strong industry links and international nature. UNSW has strong regional and global engagement and is creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Partnerships with both local and global communities allow UNSW to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes.