AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS
Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
The Physics Education Group (PEG) of the AIP provides a forum for the advancement of physics education through research and practice. It is also responsible for the education stream at the biennial AIP congress.
The AIP Education medal recognises an outstanding contribution by an AIP member to University physics education in Australia.
In 1979 George Marx, a Hungarian researcher in the field of physics education, proposed to institute a medal to recognise “outstanding contributions to physics teaching of a kind that transcends national boundaries”. The Commission succeeded in establishing the award of an ICPE Medal with the following two criteria:
The first award of the medal was made in 1980 to Professor Eric M. Rogers during the Trieste Conference on Education for Physics Teaching. The list of recipients can be found at IUPAP C14 ICPE Medal Awardees.
The medal was designed by the Hungarian artist Miklós Borsos. The face shows a symbolic picture: the interaction of human beings with forces of nature in the form of the four elements of the ancient Greek philosophers – earth, water, air and fire, the last one being symbolised by powerful rays of sunlight. The human beings capture the essence of physics education, as we seek to understand and share our understandings of nature. The back of the medal bears the text: ‘Awarded to N.N. by the International Commission on Physics Education of IUPAP for long and distinguished service to physics education’.
We invite you to join us online for engaging discussions and presentations about the future of physics education. ICPE2022 will be jointly hosted by Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. With ongoing uncertainty around borders in the current era of COVID-19, we have deliberately decided to make ICPE2022 entirely online. This allows us to single mindedly focus on designing and delivering an outstanding, exciting and productive online conference and allows everyone to make firm plans.
Theme: Physics Education: Preparing for the Future
Discussions will encompass university-level and school-level physics education.
The program includes an exciting line up of:
Abstract submissions for presentations and posters are now open; see instructions. Registrations are also open. We have tried to keep the cost as low as possible to encourage participation from a wide audience. The Early bird rate is $50 AUD, after 30th September this will increase to $60 AUD.
Important dates are 2022:
Submissions of abstracts open
Early bird registrations open
Now! ($50 AUD)
1 October ($60 AUD)
Please find out more about this conference on our website: https://icpe2022physicseducation.com/