The Israel Physical Society, founded in 1954, is a voluntary non-profit society, which acts to stimulate research and education in physics and voice the concerns of its members. The organization is open to all physicists, students, and those who support research and education in physics.

Prof. Giulio (Yoel) Racah from the Hebrew university was the first president of the IPS (1954-1956).

Prof. Giulio (Yoel) Racah


Any physicist, student of physics, or simply a person who supports research and education in physics can become a member, if he/she accepts the objectives of the IPS  and pays his/her annual member fee.

see the IPS regulations

see a summary of the benefit of an IPS member in EPS and APS

Membership fees and Conference registration fees

Yearly Membership fees:

Students first degree - 10 NIS

Advanced students - 100 NIS

Member (faculty) - 150 NIS

Emeriti (retired) - 100 NIS

Teacher - 100 NIS

Conference registration fees (Early/Late registration)

Students first degree - 100-150 NIS

Advanced students - 200-250 NIS

Member (faculty) - 300-350 NIS

Emeriti (retired) - 250-300 NIS

Teacher - 250-300 NIS


Routine decisions are made and carried out by the President and Committee who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Currently the IPS council includes:

Position Title Address Phone number
President Avishay Gal-Yam Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science +972-8-934-2063
Vice President Prof Avi Pe'er Bar Ilan University +972-3-5317482
Treasurer Prof. Nadav Katz Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Administration Hadar Alper Faculty of Physics - Weizmann Institute of Science +972-8-934-3837
Council member Prof. Haim Beidenkopf Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science +972-8-9346057
Council member Dr. Dafne Guetta Ort Braude College, Karmiel +972-4-9901835
Council member Dr. Dganit Meidan Department of physics, Ben-Gurion university 08-6461170
Council member Dr. Ehoud Pazy Physics department, Negev NRC, Beer Sheva +972-8-6569114
Council member Dr. Zvi Rosenstock RAFAEL, Haifa
Council member Dr. Eli Sarid Sorek +972-8-9434238
Council member Dr. Eran Sharon Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem +972-2-6585674
Council member Dr. Haim Suchowski School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University +972-3-6408663
Council member Mr. Michael Savin Davidson Institute of Science education, Weizmann +972-8-9378336
Former President 2016-2020 Prof. Joseph Avron Physics Department, Technion, Haifa +972-4-8293853
Former president 20XX-2016 Prof. Yaron Oz School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University +972-3-6408268
Former treasurer 20XX-2016 Prof. Yuval Garini Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University +972-3-5317433
Former council member and website 2013-2016 Prof. Doron Cohen Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University +972-8-6477557