Polish Physical Society

The Polish Physical Society (Polish: Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne, PTF) is a professional scientific society of Polish physicists.

Polish Physical Society
Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne
AbbreviationPTF
Formation11 April 1920; 102 years ago (1920-04-11)
TypeScientific
PurposeResearch
HeadquartersWarsaw
Location
Membership
1,995
Key people
Leszek Sirko (President)
Websitehttp://www.ptf.net.pl/

HistoryEdit

The Polish Physical Society was established during an organizational meeting on 11 April 1920 in Warsaw.[1] Władysław Natanson was appointed the first president of the society. In 1932, the society's reports were reorganized into science journal Acta Physica Polonica. In 1949, the first issue of Postępy Fizyki magazine was published. Since 1951, the Polish Physical Society has been organizing physics olympiads across Poland. In 1970, the first issue of Reports on Mathematical Physics was published in Toruń.

In 2005, the first direct elections of the society's governing body were held using electronic voting. In 2006, PTF has become a public benefit organization.[2] The society has 1977 ordinary members as well as 18 supporting members. It consists of 19 regional centres located in Bydgoszcz, Białystok, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Gliwice, Katowice, Kielce, Kraków, Lublin, Łódź, Opole, Poznań, Rzeszów, Słupsk, Szczecin, Toruń, Wrocław, Warszawa and Zielona Góra.

In 2008, the society established a department which deals with supporting women physicists, debunking stereotypes and encouraging girls to take up STEM subjects with particular emphasis on physics.[3]

Awards of the Polish Physical SocietyEdit

PTS awards the following prizes:[4]

  • Marian Smoluchowski Medal
  • Smoluchowski-Warburg Prize
  • Wojciech Rubinowicz Prize
  • Arkadiusz Piekara Prize for best MSc thesis
  • Krzysztof Ernst Prize for popularizing physics
  • PTF Award for best physics teachers
  • PTF Special Award

Presidents of the Polish Physical SocietyEdit

Honorary members of the Polish Physical SocietyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Foundation and Development of the Polish Physical Society. Part II" (PDF). Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Historia". Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne postuluje założenie Sekcji Kobiet" (PDF). Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Medal i nagrody". Retrieved 22 February 2020.