29th Annual National Physics Congress of the SPP (Physics Society of the Philippines) on 24-26 October 2011: Call for papers

You are cordially invited to participate in the 29th Annual National Physics Congress of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP, Physics Society of the Philippines) which will be held at the National Institute of Physics on (Mon-Wed) 24-26 October. The Congress will include plenary, invited and contributed papers and workshops. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process prior to acceptance.

Submissions are online via the [SPP]PaperView.
Authors are therefore requested to register to the [SPP]PaperView:

The authors registered in the previous Physics Congress of SPP need not do so to be able to submit manuscripts.

Selected papers will be invited for publication in the Science
, an internationally refereed semi-annual journal of pure and applied sciences.

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript Submission: 15 July – 15 August 2011
  • Acceptance Notification: 15 September
  • Pre-registration: 15-24 September
  • Start of Congress: 24 October
  • End of Congress: 26 October\

Research Topics (among others):

  • Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Instrumentation Physics
  • Lasers and Their Applications
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Material Science
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Physics in Medicine and Biology
  • Plasma Physics
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Theoretical Physics

Physics Education Topics (among others):

  • Physics Education Research
  • Learning Techniques
  • IT in Physics Education
  • Careers in Physics
  • Original Laboratory Experiments
  • Physics Concepts and Misconceptions

Registration fee:

  • Participants USD 200
  • SPP members, undergraduate students and local participants may avail of discounts upon pre-registration.

Other details

e-mail: congress@spp-online.org

website: http://www.spp-online.org or paperview.nip.upd.edu.ph/spp2011


Balik Scientist Jose B. Cruz Jr.’s seminar on Aug 13: Parametric Sensitivity Analysis and Application to Parameter Optimization

You are cordially invited to attend this special seminar:

Parametric Sensitivity Analysis and Application to Parameter Optimization

Jose B Cruz Jr.
DOST Balik Scientist
Ateneo De Manila University

August 13, 2011, 1:30-3:30, Faura 116


In much of science and engineering, mathematical models are utilized. For a variety of reasons, a very common model is an ordinary linear differential equation with constant coefficients. Because of idealizations, it is important to study the effect of small errors in the modeling or estimation of the coefficients on the system output or response to a specified input. A natural measure is the partial derivative of the output with respect to the parameters. In this seminar we discuss methods for determining these partial derivatives without directly computing the partial derivatives. The same methods may be applied for choosing control parameters in system optimization.

Mainstreaming environment and climate change: Health

Dear Colleagues,

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is proud to announce our latest publication.

Mainstreaming environment and climate change: Health

This joint publication of IIED and Irish Aid is part of a series that aims to clarify the links between the environment, climate change and key development sectors, and provide guidance on strategies available for mainstreaming the environment and climate change into national policies. This briefing focuses on health. Nearly one quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to the environment. Improving environmental health – raising its profile at national, state and local levels, and integrating environmental health issues into development plans and activities – is critical if we are to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals.


Danny Rozario

Publications & Marketing Manager (maternity cover)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
3 Endsleigh Street
United Kingdom

Free film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse on 17-19 Aug 2011 at SMX Mall of Asia

Dear Friend of the Environment,

Happy Earth NGO is cordially inviting you to attend FREE  film
showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and
Economic Collapse.  Following are the details:

Date:  Aug 17, 18, & 19, 2011
Time  Every 3 pm
Venue:  SMX Mall of Asia
Event:  GREEN PHILIPPINES 2011 Total Green Movement Exhibition & Conference

To learn more about sustainable communities like ecovillages &
transition towns, you can find us at the conference exhibition area.

Flyer is attached.

Pls share this announcement to your networks and friends.

See you there..

Penelope Reyes
Executive Director
Happy Earth

FREE  film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse

Poster for free film showings on community-based responses to Climate Change, Peak Oil and Economic Collapse

Integrated Climate Impact Assessment Tool for Urban Policy Makers: Expert Consultations

Good day everybody!

Please be informed that there will be an integrated climate impact assessment tool for urban policy makers at ADB headquarters on August 8-11, 2011.

The purpose of this event is to gather policy makers and experts from Asia and around the world to review the features of available tools to help design the conceptualized system, to assess the complex nature of impact and risk assessment for prioritizing projects based on costs and benefits.


klima Climate Change Center
Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel No: 632.426.5921
Fax No: 632.426.0847
Website: http://www.klima.ph

Inventory of laboratory equipments

Hi all,

The dean’s office is asking us to sort of make an inventory of our equipments (bought by Ateneo or from research grants) in all the labs. The purpose of this inventory is for SOSE to request more financial support from the administration to buy more equipments and have money to maintain these equipments.

I have attached an excel file to aid in the survey. Each lab coordinator is requested to comply. May we have the list by 11 Aug. 2011? Please email the list to Sir Pat. He will collate them all.

Also, I sent last week the template of the faculty research/group research topic that was asked by Dr. De Las Penas. May we have them by Friday? It is just a one pager.



International School on Atmospheric Radar (ISAR) on 14-23 Nov 2011 at National Central University, Taiwan

Dear Colleagues,

The International School on Atmospheric Radar (ISAR) will be held on 14th to 23th of November, 2011, at the National Central University, Taiwan. Graduate, PhD students, postdoctoral research scientists and engineers who come from Southeast Asia and have background may attend this school, including people who participated before.

More information about ISAR-NCU-2011 can be found at:


Request for Participation is available until Aug 22, 2011.

We are sincerely to invite you to attend ISAR-NCU-2011 and also encourage your colleagues to join us.



Institute of Space Science,
National Central University,
Chung-Li, 32001

DOST Executive Committe Schedule for 2011 for deliberations on research proposals

This is from DOST.  We need this schedule to keep in mind when we write our research proposals.
Category: EXECOM Schedule
Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2011 05:34

EXECOM 4 Cycle Schedule for 2011

Deadline for Submission of Proposal Referral to Councils Deadline for Submission of Recommendation(s) DOST-EXECOM Deliberation/Approval
30 December 2010 14 January 2011 15 April 2011 28 April 2011
01 March 2011 15 March 2011 15 July 2011 28 July 2011
01 June 2011 15 June 2011 14 October 2011 27 October 2011
01 September 2011 15 September 2011 16 December 2011 16 January 2012

Scientists for the Philippine Science Hall at the Mind Museum

Dear Dr. Guidote ,

Good day to your kind office. We are searching high and low for scientists who are proudly Filipino and are eager to inspire our future scientists in choosing the same path. Please answer our attached questionnaire and e-mail it back to us along with your science resume and at least (3) three digital pictures of you in action as a scientist. Feel free to forward this e-mail to any of your Filipino colleagues in any of the sciences who you feel would also be interested in being featured in our Philippine Science Hall at THE MIND MUSEUM of Taguig, our country’s first world class science museum. We hope to hear from you before our deadline of August 12, 2011. Let’s help each other bring science closer to the minds and hearts of our people.


*Marco Philippe M. Araneta*

The Mind Museum

Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.


please visit our website at:  http://www.themindmuseum.org