Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Post-deadline Submission and Best “Artistic-Scientific Image” Contest

Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 32nd Physics Congress

Post-deadline Submission and Best “Artistic-Scientific Image” Contest
Monday, August 18, 2014

POST-DEADLINE SUBMISSION

Post-deadline submission is intended to provide an opportunity for those with late-breaking work to submit a paper for consideration in the SPP 32nd Physics Congress. A limited number of post-deadline submissions will be selected for presentation, and only those judged to report significant findings in the field of study and compelling in their timeliness will be accepted.

Important Dates 

  • Post-deadline paper submission OPENS August 18, 2014 
  • Post-deadline paper submission CLOSES August 25, 2014 
  • Post-deadline paper acceptance notification September 8, 2014

BEST “ARTISTIC - SCIENTIFIC IMAGE” CONTEST

SPP invites all authors to submit impressive scientific images (one entry image per manuscript) to the 2014 SPP Best Artistic-Scientific Image Contest. Entries will be judged based on scientific and/or artistic value. The images could be original or nominally processed. The format should follow A4 aspect ratio (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) (8.27 in x 11.69 in) and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Copyrights to the submitted entries will be transferred to SPP.

Selection will be done by a jury of three members. The winners will be announced during the Congress and will receive “SPP Best Artistic- Scientific Image Award” certificate. Some of the entries may be included in the COVER DESIGN of the conference program magazine/press releases. The deadline for submission of entries is on September 8, 2014. Please email your entry with a separate caption to publications@spp-online.org.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Call for Nominations for SPP Fellows

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas is accepting nominations for SPP Fellows.  Regular members of SPP who have made significant contributions in theoretical, experimental, or applied physics; received national or international distinction; or provided outstanding service to the Samahan and to physics, in general; are qualified for election as SPP Fellow.  Each nomination is evaluated by the Awards and Nominations Committee.  The Committee then recommends the outstanding candidates to the SPP National Council which, in turn chooses the successful candidates to be awarded the Fellowship.  Fellowship to the SPP thus serves as an honor to the achievements of the recipient.

Elected fellows will be given liftetime membership to the Samahan, a recognition in the SPP website, and a medal.  During the annual SPP Physics Congress, the Fellowship Night will be dedicated to the elected Fellows.

The following information are required for nomination:

  1. Supporting paragraph for nomination
  2. Nominee's principal and most significant scientific contribution accompanied by a list of publications
  3. Nominee's other contributions (invited talks, patents, professional service, etc)
  4. Nominee's academic and employment background
  5. Nominee's professional honors
  6. Letters of Support
Please place all necessary documents in one envelope and address nominations to:

The Awards and Nominations Committee
Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas
Llamas Science Hall, National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines 1101

Friday, August 1, 2014

SPP Physics Congress 2014: 2nd Call for Papers

July 25, 2014
2nd CALL for PAPERS

Dear Colleague,

Manuscript submissions for the 32nd Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas may now be done online via the Paperview system. You may log in at http://paperview.spp-online.org/spp2014/login If you forgot your password, it may be retrieved by entering the email address associated with your Paperview account on this page: http://paperview.spp-online.org/spp2014/retrieve If you don’t have a SPP Paperview account yet, you may create an account (using a valid email address) by filling out this form: http://paperview.spp-online.org/spp2014/register

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: 15 June - 1 August 2014 (extended to 15 August 2014) 
  • Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2014 
  • Due Date for Accepted/Revised Manuscripts: 8 September 2014 
  • Release of Presentation Schedule: 15 September 2014 
  • Pre-Registration: 15-24 September 
  • Start of Congress: 17 October 2014 (Friday) 
  • End of Congress: 20 October 2014 (Monday) 
 INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

  1. Manuscript Submission. We encourage Authors to submit ahead of the deadline to facilitate an early manuscript review. Templates for the 4-page manuscript (.doc, .odt, .tex) may be downloaded from Paperview: http://paperview.spp-online.org/spp2014/main . Register and submit your manuscript here: http://paperview.spp-online.org/spp2014/home/start 
  2. Peer review. A manuscript will be considered for publication in the SPP Congress Proceedings only if it contains new creative research work and/or important information not previously published. Editors and reviewers decide as to whether a submission is sufficiently different from other published or submitted manuscripts as to warrant consideration. Each manuscript whether contributed, an invited talk, or a workshop tutorial, will receive anonymous peer review by at least 2 reviewers who are scientists or engineers knowledgeable in the field covered by the manuscript. A manuscript may be returned to an author for revision prior to sending for review if it is deemed that the manuscript is so poorly written that it would place an unnecessary burden on reviewers. 
  3. Acceptance and Revisions. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author on September 1, 2014 and revised manuscripts due date is on September 8, 2014. All authors (oral, poster, invited, workshop) are expected to submit a 4-page manuscript of their revised accepted papers. We want to emphasize that those authors of accepted papers who will not submit on time and those who exceed the 4-page limit run the risk to be excluded from the program. 
BEST POSTER AWARD

SPP will award special prizes for the best posters displayed during the conference. One poster of each session will be awarded. The criteria for judging include scientific content, originality, and design. Selection will be done by three reviewers nominated by the poster session chairs. Poster size is A0 (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm). Please include photo(s) of author(s) at the upper right-hand corner of poster. The winners will be announced during the Congress and will receive “SPP Best Scientific Poster Award” certificate.

BEST “ARTISTIC - SCIENTIFIC IMAGE” CONTEST

SPP invites all authors to submit impressive scientific images (one entry image per manuscript) to the 2014 SPP Best Artistic-Scientific Image Contest. Entries will be judged based on scientific and/or artistic value. The images could be original or nominally processed. The format should follow A4 aspect ratio (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) (8.27 in x 11.69 in) and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Copyrights to the submitted entries will be transferred to SPP. Selection will be done by a jury of three members. The winners will be announced during the Congress and will receive “SPP Best Artistic- Scientific Image Award” certificate. Some of the entries may be included in the cover design of the conference program magazine/press releases. The deadline for submission of entries is on September 8, 2014. Please email your entry with a separate caption to publications@spp-online.org.

BEST “DILIMAN PHOTO” CONTEST

Submit one photo showing Diliman, Quezon City (including UP and its environs) at its best. The photos (>300 dpi, any format) should be captured only during the conference dates. As proof that the entry is a fresh photo, submit also an accompanying photo with you in the frame. Copyrights to the submitted entries should be transferred to SPP. Selection will be done by a jury of three members. The winners will be announced during the Congress and will receive special prizes. The deadline for submission of entries is on October 20, 2014 (8 am). Please email your entry with a separate caption to publications@spp-online.org. Thank you for supporting the SAMAHAN. See you in Diliman! SPP Secretariat: hq@spp-online.org SPP Publications Committee: publications@spp-online.org

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SPP Physics Congress 2014: Call for Papers

SPP Physics Congress 2014
SPP Physics Congress 2014 banner
You are cordially invited to participate in the 32nd Physics Congress of the SPP (Physics Society of the Philippines) to be held on 17-20 October 2014 at the National Institute of Physics University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines. The Congress will include plenary, parallel and poster sessions, and workshops. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript Submission: 15 June - 1 August 2014 
  • Acceptance Notification: 1 September 2014 
  • Due Date for Accepted/Revised Manuscripts: 8 September 2014 
  • Release of Presentation Schedule: 15 September 2014 
  • Pre-Registration: 15-24 September 
  • Start of Congress: 17 October 2014 (Friday) 
  • End of Congress: 20 October 2014 (Monday) 
Research Topics (among others)

  • Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Instrumentation Physics
  • Lasers and Their Applications
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Material Science
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Physics in Medicine and Biology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Theoretical Physics 
Physics Education Topics (among others)

  • Physics Education Research
  • Learning Techniques
  • IT in Physics Education
  • Careers in Physics
  • Original Laboratory Experiments
  • Physics Concepts and Misconceptions 
Registration fee**

  • Participants USD 200 
**SPP member participants and undergraduate students may avail of discounts upon pre-registration.  


For more details: 

Friday, March 21, 2014

SPP 2013 Physics Congress Plenary Speaker: Christopher Go

Christopher Go lives on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. He has been an amateur astronomer since 1986, the year of the return of Halley's Comet. He studied at the University of San Carlos where he received a BS in physics. While a student there, Chris and friends organized the University's Astronomical Society. Chris's main astronomical interests are planetary Christopher Go lives on the island of Cebu in the Philippines. He has been an amateur astronomer since 1986, the year of the return of Halley's Comet. He studied at the University of San Carlos where he received a BS in physics. While a student there, Chris and friends organized the University's Astronomical Society. Chris's main astronomical interests are planetary imaging, particularly of Jupiter and Saturn. In February 2006, Chris Go discovered that the white spot Oval BA of Jupiter (later called Red Spot Jr.) had turned red. He joined planetary scientists Imke de Pater and Phil Marcus to observe Jupiter in the spring of 2006 with the Hubble Space Telescope. He was also involved with follow-up Hubble and Keck observations of Jupiter. In 2008, he received the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers' prestigious Walter Haas Award. In June 3, 2010, he co-discovered the Superbolide impact on Jupiter with Anthony Wesley. Professionally, he is a businessman into furniture manufacturing. He is married to wife Vicky and has four children: Steven, Kathlyn, Frances and Vincent