General Assembly

General Assembly

28th General Assembly
5-7 November, 2014
Singapore
27th General Assembly
2-4 November, 2011
London, UK
26th General Assembly
15-17 October, 2008
Tsukuba, Japan
25th General Assembly
26-28 October, 2005
Cape Town, South Africa
24th General Assembly
9-11 October, 2002
Berlin, Germany
23rd General Assembly
18-20 March, 1999
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
22nd General Assembly
18-21 September, 1996
Uppsala, Sweden
21st General Assembly
1993 – Nara, Japan
20th General Assembly
1990 – Dresden, Germany
19th General Assembly
1987 – Washington, USA

All General Assemblies:

1923 – Paris 1925 – Brussels 1931 – Brussels 1934 – London
1947 – Paris 1948 – Amsterdam 1951 – Copenhagen 1954 – London
1957 – Rome 1960 – Ottawa 1963 – Warsaw 1966 – Basle
1969 – Dubrovnik 1972 – Washington 1975 – Munich 1978 – Stockholm
1981 – Paris 1984 – Trieste 1987 – Washington 1990 – Dresden
1993 – Nara 1996 – Uppsala 1999 – Atlanta 2002 – Berlin
2005 – Cape Town 2008 – Tsukuba 2011 – London

The history of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics is described in twenty-one previous publications (Documents IUPAP- 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 the souvenir-albums IUPAP – 50 years, and IUPAP-70 years). IUPAP was established in 1922 at Brussels with 13 Member countries.

The Union is composed of Members representing identified physics communities. Adhering bodies act through their Liaison Committees. Delegates from these Committees meet in the General Assemblies of the Union which are held every three years. The General Assembly appoints the Members of the Executive Council and various International Commissions, and nominates representatives on various inter-union bodies. The Council usually meets once each year.

The Union adheres to the International Council for Science (ICSU). This Council is at present composed of 25 Unions and more than 95 National Members. The President of ICSU is Jane Lubchenco (USA), and the Secretary-General is Ana Maria Cetto (Mexico). The administrative office is in Paris [51, Boulevard de Montmorency, F-75016 Paris, France, Fax:(33-1) 4288 9431; Phone: (33-1) 4525 0329. E-mail: secretariat@icsu.org.

ICSU provides small grants to its 25 Union Members and to over 20 interdisciplinary ICSU bodies from a Framework Contract from UNESCO as well as ICSU’s own funds. The current grant from ICSU is sufficient to support two or three conference grants.

Conferences and meetings of the International Commissions are mainly supported from funds derived from the Members of IUPAP. These funds are also used to meet the administrative expenses of the Union.