International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

Union internationale de physique pure et appliquée (UIPPA)
Unión Internacional de Fisica Pura y Aplicada

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1922 Brussels Belgium


Founded following a decision of the then 'International Research Council (IRC) -- Conseil international des recherches (CIR)', subsequently, since 1931, H-XA1752 - International Council for Science (ICSU). Statutes adopted 1931; amended: 1948, 1954, 1981, 1987, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2021.


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


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General Assembly (annual; in-person every 3 years); Executive Council. Internal Commissions (19). Affiliate Commissions (6) include: C-XC1525 - International Commission for Optics (ICO); C-XD4359 - International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG); C-XE4650 - International Commission for Acoustics (ICA). Working Groups (15) include: E-XE6051 - International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA); E-XE4707 - International Committee on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers (ICUIL); E-XJ6645 - Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC).


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