The 2018 Annual Meeting
ETHIOPIAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (EPS)
FOUNDED October 10, 1998
The Ethiopian Physical Society (EPS) has been legally established on 31 August, 1998 and its founding conference was held on 10 October, 1998.
The Society is now going to hold its 12thConference on 23-24 February, 2018 at Addis Ababa University.
Theme of the Conference:
The status of physics education and research in Etiopia.
We invite members and potential members to attend the Conference. On this occasion, we request each potential member to be a member of the Society. (You can fill up the form at the end, detach and mail it to us.)
Objectives of EPS
· <!--[endif]-->To promote physics education and research in the country.
· <!--[endif]-->To organize and coordinate various conferences on physics education and research.
· <!--[endif]-->To popularize physics in order to make students develop interest in physics.
· <!--[endif]-->To encourage active participation of Ethiopian physicists in the design of the physics curriculum.
· <!--[endif]-->To promote public awareness and acceptance of the physics profession.
· <!--[endif]-->To provide assistance to members when they encounter professional problems.
· <!--[endif]-->To create a means of cooperation &communication between the EPS and similar national, regional, and international societies.
· <!--[endif]-->To promote communication of professional experience and cooperation among members.
· <!--[endif]-->To build communication among professionals through publication of conference papers presentation abstracts.
MEMBERSHIP TYPES (According to Article 6)
1. Regular Member
A person may be a regular member if he/she is at least a diploma graduate in physics or has completed 2 years of college education in physics, with at least 3 years of work experience in the field. He/she must also be currently working in the field or related area
1. Associate Member
A person who has been trained in physics, but who has changed his/her profession.
A person who has studied physics as a minor at a university level
A person who has studied physics and is currently involved in promoting the field
2. Student Member
A student who has at least two years of college education in physics
1. Registration fees (article 6.1)
i) Regular Member: 50.00 Birr
ii) Associate Member: 30.00 Birr
iii) Student Member: 5.00 Birr
2. Annual Contributions (article 6.2)
i) Regular Member: 100.00 Birr
ii) Associate Member: 50.00 Birr
iii) Student Member: 10.00 Birr
iv) Conference participation fee: 200.00 birr
2. Associate Stakeholders (article 6.3)
i) Registration 500.00 Birr
ii) Annual payment 5000.00 Birr
The annual contribution should be paid before the end of the month of 'Tikimt'. Only members who have paid the annual contribution could get membership benefits from the EPS.
EPS 12th Annual National Conference, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Aprill 2018
The EPS 12th Annual National Conference was held at Addis Ababa University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, on February 23 and 24, 2018 under the theme “The Status of Physics Education and Research in Ethiopia”.
The opening of the Conference was announced by the President of EPS, Dr. Chernet Ament, in his well-come speech. In the speech, the President thanked and congratulated those who participated in the organizing process of the Conference.
The Conference was attended by 200 participants most of which came from institutions outside Addis Ababa. The event was marked by a steep increase in original research work presentations in which 20 selected research papers were presented. It is important to maintain and encourage this trend since the promotion of research is one of the objectives of EPS.
The President also appreciated the interest coming from Universities to host similar events.
Finally, EPS would like to warmly thank all those who contributed a lot to the successful organization of the event. In particular we are deeply indebted to Ministry of Science and Technology, General Electric, Entoto Observatory and Space Science Research Center, BGI Ethiopia, INDOSAW, the Department of Physics of AAU, for their financial support in organizing the event.
The 11th Conference of Ethiopian Physical Society is Held at Dire Dawa University, 2017.
Dire Dawa university, Department of Physics as a member of the society, has held the 11th conference of Ethiopian physical society on the 3rd and 4thJanuary 2017.
The conference aimed that research and development in physics have contributed significantly in human civilizations like the industrial and electronic revolutions. Modern electronic devices like TV, cell phone, computer, radar, airplane, medical diagnosis and treatment equipment and so on are largely resulted from Physics research and development done by physicists. The developed world has benefited economically and culturally from the expansion of physics education at different levels. Perhaps it is believed that economic and social divisions between west and developing countries can be narrow down dramatically by expanding physics education and research in developing countries among other things.
The Ethiopian physical society in our country was organized years ago to enhance the development of science and technology in line with the government plan. Pursuant to the plan, the society prepares conferences every year in collaboration with a selected Ethiopian university in general and physics departments in particular. In the conference, community based problem solving researches are presented to the audiences or to the physicists and discusses would be held in accordance with the findings.
10th Physical Society National Conference