Welcome to BPS

Welcome to the Belgian Physical Society - BPS - website!

As a national physical society, and member of the European Physical Society, our goal is to promote physics and support physicists. For this purpose, we organise a range of activities and membership benefits. On these pages you will find information about membership, and about the BPS general meeting. Also archived issued of B-Phy, our electronic magazine, can be downloaded, and there is a job section for those of you seeking employment.

Note that our next General Scientific Meeting of the Belgian Physical Society will take place at KULeuven, on May 28, 2014.
It will be of the usual format: plenary talks in the morning, followed by the young speaker contest, and in the afternoon the poster session and the parallel sessions. 
We will again award best poster prizes, and the winners of the best master thesis will be announced. Book the date !

The BPS now has a group in the popular professional networking site "linkedin" and members in good standing can receive a recommendation to boost their on-line profile.


  • Registrations to the BPS General Scientific Meeting 2014 are now open ! Please, click here
  • Download the BPS 2013 Booklet here
  • Conference:
EPS Volta Prize winner Jean-Michel Raimond, has been appointed by the Francqui foundation to give a series of lessons on quantum mechanics with atoms and cavities.
The inaugural lesson will be given Tuesday March 11th 2014 at UCL.
All the information can be found here.

  • Job offers:
2013/04/08 : Ghent University has an opening for a part-time (10% for two years) faculty position at the Department of Solid State Sciences in “Lecturer in the field of Characterization of Semiconductor Devices”. The application deadline is May 8, 2013. More information can be found at http://www.ugent.be/en/news/vacancies/autonomous/characterization-of-semiconductor-devices . Contact person : Prof. Dr. Paul Matthys, head of the Department of Solid State Sciences (tel. : +32 9 264 4357, e-mail : paul.matthys@ugent.be ).

2013/01/11: The Université Libre de Bruxelles has an opening for a full time faculty position in Statistical Physics oriented towards the nanosciences. The deadline is March 15, 2013. More information can be found at http://www.ulb.ac.be/ulb/vacances/academiques/index-7.html (reference 2012/071).

2012/11/05 : The UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, has an opening for a tenure track position in Experimental Laser Physics. The deadline is December 17, 2012. More information can be found at http://www.uclouvain.be/en-423020.html, or by contacting the dean of the Science Faculty (jan.govaerts@uclouvain.be) or the chair of the Insitute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (michel.devillers@uclouvain.be).