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On this page you will find information and tips about the various different event formats of DPG.

DPG Spring Meetings
Every year 3 - 4 DPG Spring Meetings are held at alternating locations in Germany. Altogether 10,000 physicists from all over the world participate in the conferences. Most years this also includes Europe’s biggest physics congress.
Events in the Physikzentrum (Conference Centre and DPG Head Office) in Bad Honnef
In the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef meetings are held all year round. Apart from the well-known Wilhelm und Else Heraeus seminars, which regularly deal with topics at the “frontier” of science, the DPG teachers’ advanced training courses and DPG Physics Schools are staged.
Events in the Magnus-Haus Berlin
In the Magnus-Haus, the DPG’s representative office in Berlin, lectures and debates are frequently staged.
Physikerinnentagung (German Conference of Women in Physics)
The Deutsche Physikerinnentagung is an annual and, by now, well established institution since 1997. It considers itself as a forum for women in physics. Committed and interested female scientists of all research areas, careers, occupational fields, regions and qualifications participate in this event to express and exchange their views.
"Open Day" – Laboratory Experience Programme
The Working Group on Industry and Business of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society) initiates this programme in cooperation with renowned companies and institutions to enable interested people to gain an insight into the everyday working life of physicists.
Highlights of Physics
... is a scientific festival for all those interested. The programme: a great scientific show with prominent guests, such as "Quarks & Co" moderator Ranga Yogeshwar, an interactive exhibition with physics "for experiencing at close hand and for trying out", live experiments, a school students’ competition and exciting lectures from top researchers.
At this annual series of lectures by the DPG and the Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft – ÖPG (Austrian Physical Society) outstanding scientists from Germany and Austria, so called “role models”, are presented to a a broad public audience, but especially to school students.
The Max-von-Laue-Lectures were initiated in 2000, and within the framework of the DPG Annual Meeting these lectures are held by scientists with strong political or social commitments.
Parliamentary Evenings
Once a year the German Physical Society organizes parliamentary evenings for elected representatives. The evenings each focus on highly relevant topics of current physics.
DPG–Industriegespräche (Industrial Talks)
The Industriegespräche, a regional activity of the Working Group on Industry and Business of the DPG, is not only aimed at interested persons but also physicists, who work in industry – independently of universities and research institutes.
International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT)
The International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) is an international competition between teams from schools of advanced education.
Physics Olympics
The International Physics Olympics are competitions where students from schools of general education from participating countries compete against each other by showing their performances in carrying out theoretical and experimental tasks from the field of school physics.
International Year of Light
In Germany the International Year of Light is co-ordinated by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) in conjunction with the German UNESCO Commission. You can find an overview about the events that are organised by the DPG and some further information here.
DPG - Industry Day
Since 1986 the „industry day“ takes place during the DPG annual conference. Experts of industry and economy shed light on specific topics and deliver insights into their working space.
DPG – Technologietransferforum
Experts from industry and university report on successfully executed technology transfers from research to economy and their importance for high-tech. During the forum, DPG awards the most successful technoloy transfer with a prize (Technologietransferpreis).
Trade-fair appearance of DPG
The German Physical Society is increasingly represented on selected fairs to familiarize visiting groups with offers and activities of DPG. Furthermore, DPG also intends to awaken their interest in natural sciences.
EPS Events
Togther with 40 other national physics societies and more than 100,000 members, DPG is member of the European Physical Society (EPS). Here you can find an overview of EPS events.
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