International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) was established in 1922 in Brussels with 13 Member countries and the first General Assembly was held in 1923 in Paris. The aims of the Union are:

  • to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics;
  • to sponsor suitable international meetings and to assist organizing committees;
  • to foster the preparation and the publication of abstracts of papers and tables of physical constants;
  • to promote international agreements on other use of symbols, units, nomenclature and standards;
  • to foster free circulation of scientists;
  • to encourage research and education.

The organisers provide assurance that LANE 2020 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the IUPAP resolution passed by the General Assembly in 2008 and 2011. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.


IUPAP - Advancing physics across international boundaries for the past 100 years:

IUPAP 100 Anniversary Poster.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 438.7 KB


International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
Administrative office and postal address:

Fondazione Internazionale Trieste per il Progresso e la

Libertà delle Scienze
c/o ICTP
Strada Costiera 1

34151 Trieste




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