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International Radiation Physics Society

About the IRPS



The primary objective of the International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS) is to promote the global exchange and integration of scientific information pertaining to the interdisciplinary subject of radiation physics, including the promotion of

  1. theoretical and experimental research in radiation physics,
  2. investigation of physical aspects of interactions of radiations with living systems,
  3. education in radiation physics, and
  4. utilization of radiations for peaceful purposes.

The Constitution of the IRPS defines Radiation Physics as "the branch of science which deals with the physical aspects of interactions of radiations (both electromagnetic and particulate) with matter." It thus differs in emphasis both from atomic and nuclear physics and from radiation biology and medicine, instead focusing on the radiations.


The International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS) was founded in 1985 in Ferrara, Italy at the 3rd International Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-3, 1985), following Symposia in Calcutta, India (ISRP-1, 1974) and in Penang, Malaysia (ISRP-2, 1982). Further Symposia have been held in

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - ISRP-4, 1988
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia - ISRP-5, 1991
  • Rabat, Morocco - 1SRP-6, 1994
  • Jaipur, India - ISRP-7, 1997
  • Prague, Czech Republic - ISRP-8, 2000
  • Cape Town, South Africa - ISRP-9, 2003
  • Coimbra, Portugal - ISRP-10, 2006
  • Melbourne, Australia - ISRP-11, 2009
  • Salvador (Bahia), Brazil - ISRP-12, 2012
  • Beijing, China - ISRP-13, 2015

The IRPS also sponsors regional Radiation Physics Symposia.


A newsletter, IRPS Bulletin, is published quarterly and sent to all IRPS members.


The IRPS Secretariat is :

c/- Professor Jorge Fernandez
Universita di Bologna
Laboratorio di Ingegneria Nucleare di Montecuccolino
I-40136 Bologna ITALY
email: jorge.fernandez@unibo.it

The IRPS welcomes your participation in this "global radiation physics family".

Download our Leaflet and Poster

IRPS leaflet, in pdf format, covering information about the Society and membership.

IRPS poster illustrating the Society's activities