Testimonials

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas, in collaboration with Bicol University, will have its post-conference workshop on Physics Education on 22 October 2022 in an on-site format at Bicol University (BU), Legazpi City, Albay. On-site activities include lectures on teaching pedagogies and hands-on physics experiments. This event is open to all STEM Senior High School teachers in the Bicol region.

Interested participants may register on or before 10 October 2022. Registration is free of charge.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org

The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) will have its preconference workshop entitled Workshop on Data Analytics Applications for Industry on October 18, 2022 in a hybrid online and on-site format. On-site activities will be held at the Proxy by the Oriental, Legazpi City, Albay. This event is open to all Manufacturing/R&D engineers, and aims to

  • Present an overview of Data Science as a scientific field.
  • Provide insights on the impact of data science as a catalyst for production in businesses.
  • Showcase the importance of data visualization software to further engineering practices.
  • Introduce quantum programming framework called IBM QISKit.

Workshop Program

Invited Presenters

Registration

Participants from SEIPI member companies who register on or before 30 September 2022 are entitled to a 20% discount.

Contact

workshops@spp-online.org
spp.preconference2022@gmail.com

Mark Nolan Confesor is the Principal Investigator of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory and the Program Leader of the Complex Systems Group at PRISM, MSU–IIT.

Professor Mark Nolan Confesor is one of the 2022 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Awardees for Teachers. The prestigious career-service award recognizes Filipino exemplars in the academe, the military, and the police force. It honors the excellence and sacrifices of Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have gone over and beyond the call of duty to serve their profession and their community. The Award will be officially conferred on 05 September 2022 as part of Metrobank’s anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Confesor is a professor and researcher at the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. He initiated the creation of the Soft Matter and Biological Physics Laboratory (SMBPL) in 2013, which has received research grants from government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), and MSU–IIT.

He served as the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics of MSU–IIT from 2016 to 2019. He has served as the President of the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM) and is currently a National Councilor of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas.

For the first time since 2019, the Philippines sent a delegation to the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), the pinnacle physics competition for pre-university students.

The Philippines was represented in the event by the student contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Harold Scott Chua (Philippine Science High School – Main Campus), Gabriel Angelo Vila (Philippine Science High School – Calabarzon Regional Campus), along with the Team Leaders Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra and Dr. Alexander De Los Reyes, and Invigilators Dr. Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale. Mr. Cabral and Mr. Chua received a Bronze Medal and an Honorable Mention, respectively.

The contestants from the Philippines took their theoretical and experimental exams in Quezon City synchronously with other IPhO contestants around the globe. The five national winners of the 2022 Philippine Physics Olympiad, which was co-organized by the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) and the Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao (SPVM), were invited to represent the Philippines in IPhO 2022. Mr. Cabral, Mr. Chua, and Mr. Vila accepted the invitation, and trained whole-day for close to a month in preparation for the contest.

According to the IPhO statutes: the cutoff-scores for the various awards should be set after the preliminary marking and before the moderation sessions, and should ensure that the top 8% of the contestants are awarded gold medals, the top 25% of the contestants are awarded gold or silver medals, the top 50% of the contestants are awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals, and the top 67% are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention. This year’s examination is the most difficult set of IPhO problems ever: the cutoff-score for a gold medal of 23.7 out of 50 is much lower than the previous record low gold cut-off score of 27.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2019 and record high gold cut-off score of 42.2 out of 50 in IPhO 2015. The IPhO 2022 exam consisted of three theoretical problems (Permanent Magnets, James Webb Space Telescope, Scaling Laws) and two experimental problems (Planet, Cylindrical Diode).

The International Physics Olympiad in 2020 was canceled, and the Philippines was not able to participate in the 2021 International Physics Olympiad due to logistical challenges and mobility restrictions. IPhO 2022 was initially planned to be hosted by Belarus as a hybrid in-person and online event. But in April 2022, the IPhO International Board voted to revoke the status of Belarus as host and explore other possibilities for IPhO2022. Switzerland was officially announced as the new host country in late May 2022. IPhO 2022 was conducted as a distributed in-person event with local invigilation and online monitoring from Switzerland from 10 to 17 July 2022.

The next International Physics Olympiad will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 17 July 2023.

Left to Right:
Invigilators Rhenish Simon and Niña Angelica Zambale; Contestants Franco Mari Cabral (Bronze Medal), Gabriel Angelo Vila, and Harold Scott Chua (Honorable Mention); Team Leaders Jose Perico Esguerra and Alexander De Los Reyes.
Photo Credit: Rhenish Simon

The Laboratory of Electrochemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman invites everyone to join the Energy-X Mini-Symposium 2022: Recent Advances in Computational Discovery of Energy Materials on 30 June 2022, 3:00–6:00 PM (PHT), via the Zoom virtual conferencing platform and Facebook Live.

The Energy-X Mini-Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to listen to and learn more about the application of density functional theory (DFT) in academic and professional settings. Invited speakers from international universities will be discussing their experiences with DFT in their research projects.

It is also the culminating activity of the Energy-X Summer School 2022: DFT and its Applications to Energy Storage Technologies, an eight-session online course, spread over eight weeks, which drew over 20 students from eleven universities from around the world.

Registration for this symposium is free and will close on 28 June 2022.

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