The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is delighted to announce that the 7th conference in this series will be hosted at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Universal access to and participation in science is a principle that runs through the activities of the International Scientific Union (ICSU) and its member unions, including the IUPAP.

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is by invitation only and you will need to be a member of an ICWIP 2020 Country Team to attend.


  • $1000

    Standard Registration - From 1 June 2020

  • $775

    Student Registration - From 1 June 2020

  • $850

    Standard Registration - on or before 31 May 2020

  • $625

    Student Registration - on or before 31 May 2020

Event date: 13Jul 2020

Monday 13 - Sunday 19 Jul 2020

Melbourne School of Design (MSD)

University of Melbourne, Masson Rd, Parkville VIC
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IUPAP has recognised a particular need to foster the participation of women in physics. The IUPAP Conferences series on Women in Physics, organised by IUPAP Working Group 5, has a history not only of success and growth but also of making a difference in the physics community. The conference will be held in July 2020 at the University of Melbourne, organised in partnership with the Australian Institute of Physics (IOP) and all Australian Physics Departments, Australian Research Council Centres of Excellences, ANSTO, DST Group, CSIRO,NMI, the Australian Academy of Science and Academy of Technology and Engineering. Many of these organisations have been awarded or are working towards being awarded Bronze SAGE awards for their commitment to promoting diversity. They all look forward to being fully involved in the conference. Australia has a long track record in the area of gender equality in science. The conference is unusual in that it relies on Country Teams of limited size, selected through Physical Societies in each country. It is important that developing countries and island states are given a major voice in this way.

This conference also plans to assist in the development of deeper research collaborations by setting up links between relevant researchers visiting from overseas and based in Australia. The aim is to create an enduring legacy of new science that will result from this initiative.

This conference is currently sponsored by all Physics Departments, Physics Based government labs and Australia Research Council Physics based centres of excellence. We are also seeking support from some relevant industry partners.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    31 May 2020
  • Early registration deadline:
    31 May 2020
  • Proceedings deadline:
    30 June 2020
  • Registration deadline:
    7 July 2020
  • Paper reviews deadline:
    14 August 2020


This event is by invitation only and you will need to be a member of an ICWIP 2020 Country Team to attend. A full list of country team leaders and their contact details can be downloaded here (Word, 408KB). If your country is not listed, please contact [email address]


  Before or on 31 May 2020

  From 01 June 2020

  Standard Registration Fee



  Student Registration Fee






Dr Cathy Foley
CSIRO Chief Scientist
CSIRO P.O. Box 218, Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia
Bradfield Road West Lindfield, Australia
P: (61 2) 94137413 | M: 0419 200 544 | Email:

Professor Sarah Maddison
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation & Change)
Swinburne University of Technology
John Street Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia
P +61 3 9214 5971 | Email:

Dr Pegah Maasoumi
Post-doctoral research fellow
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
University of Melbourne

Science areas: General Science

Event type: Conference or seminar