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1 58 years working for Physics in Mexico

2 Sociedad Mexicana de Física Non-profit organization. Its goals are To promote research and teaching in physics. To promote research and teaching in physics. To foster the interest for science in general and physics in particular among people in Mexico. To foster the interest for science in general and physics in particular among people in Mexico. To establish close links with similar organizations within Mexico and abroad. To establish close links with similar organizations within Mexico and abroad.

3 Membership Students 800 Students 800 Titulars 600 Titulars 600

4 Divisions Topical Atomic and Molecular Physics. Atomic and Molecular Physics. Fluids. Fluids. Plasmas Plasmas Gravitation and Mathematical Physics. Gravitation and Mathematical Physics. Nanosciences Nanosciences Medical Physics. Medical Physics. Optics. Optics. Cosmics Rays Cosmics Rays Quantum Information Quantum Information Nuclear Physics. Nuclear Physics. Particles and Fields. Particles and Fields. Statistical Physics. Statistical Physics. Radiation Physics. Radiation Physics. Regional Puebla. Puebla. San Luis Potosí. San Luis Potosí. Tabasco. Tabasco.

5 Activities National Physics Congress. National Physics Congress. Divisional meetings, schools and workshops. Divisional meetings, schools and workshops. National meeting of specialists in science popularization. National meeting of specialists in science popularization. National meeting of high-school physics teachers. National meeting of high-school physics teachers. Publications (Revista Mexicana de Física, Bulletin, Latin American Physics Catalog). Publications (Revista Mexicana de Física, Bulletin, Latin American Physics Catalog). Physics Olympiad (regional, national, Latin American, international). Physics Olympiad (regional, national, Latin American, international). National contest of experiments designed by high-school students. National contest of experiments designed by high-school students. Women in physics task force. Women in physics task force.

6 National Physics Congress Yearly event. The site is chosen among places that offer college degrees in physics. Yearly event. The site is chosen among places that offer college degrees in physics. Optics and Fluids and Plasma Physics divisional meetings also take place. Optics and Fluids and Plasma Physics divisional meetings also take place. In 2008 we had over 1700 participants presenting more than 1200 works. In 2008 we had over 1700 participants presenting more than 1200 works.

7 Revista Mexicana de Física Three separate sections: Research, Education and Suplements. Three separate sections: Research, Education and Suplements. The research section appears on a bi- monthly basis. It has an international editorial board. The research section appears on a bi- monthly basis. It has an international editorial board. The supplements serve to publish conference proceedings (Latin America). The supplements serve to publish conference proceedings (Latin America).

8 Bulletin Quarterly publication. Quarterly publication.

9 Catalog Information about Places that offer fcollege or graduate degrees in physics Places that offer fcollege or graduate degrees in physics Research institutions in physics Research institutions in physics People working in research or education in physics in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. A CD version with an interactive searcher is available for each member of SMF. People working in research or education in physics in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. A CD version with an interactive searcher is available for each member of SMF.

10 Iberoamerican Physics Olympiad 13th Iberoamerican Physics Olympiad. SMF responsible for its organization. Take place in Morelia, Michoacan in september With the participation of 18 countries and 68 students. 13th Iberoamerican Physics Olympiad. SMF responsible for its organization. Take place in Morelia, Michoacan in september With the participation of 18 countries and 68 students.

11 International Physics Olympiad Mexico will be the site of the 40th International Physics Olympiad. SMF will be responsible for its organization. It will take place in Merida, Yucatan, in July We expect the participation of 85 countries.

12 The Canadian Association of Physicists The Canadian Association of Physicists The American Physical Society The American Physical Society The Mexican Physical Society The Mexican Physical Society


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