Physics Days (Fysiikan päivät) are the annual meeting of the Finnish Physical Society. It is an important tradition gathering together physicists working in Finland to network and share the knowledge of physics research and applications done in Finland and also world-wide. Days also engage school kids, organizes an exhibition and a Studia Generalia and hosts the division and working group meetings. The days have been organised since 1948 when the first meeting was held in Helsinki. Back then Physics Days occurred less frequently but since 1972 they have been an annual event.
Physics Days carry traditionally a theme that aims at bridging across the fields. Examples of the past themes include “Dimensions of the Universe” (Turku, 2008), ”Physics on the crest of a wave” (Espoo, 2009), ” Sharing methods, exchanging ideas” (Helsinki, 2011), ”Light” (Joensuu, 2012), “Exploration and Discoveries“ (Helsinki, 2015), and “Physics in Society” (Aalto, 2017), “Seeing the Invisible” (Turku 2018), and “Enjoying Physics” (Helsinki 2019). The 54th Physics Days “State of the SmART Science” were planned to organized 17-19 March 2020 in Kuopio by University of Eastern Finland. The Days were cancelled due to COVID-19.
Next Physics Days “One Physics – All Sizes” will be organized March 24-26, 2021 at the University of Jyväskylä.