About IFM

The Institut Fizik Malaysia (IFM) is the sole representative body for physicists and for those involved in the practice of physics or physics related work in this country.

The objectives of the institute include:

  • Promotion of activities leading to the advancement of physics
  • Create avenues for cooperation in the fields of physics education, training, and practice
  • Elevation of the professional status of physicists.

Brief History of IFM

The need for a single body to represent the growing number of physicists in Malaysia was felt by many since the early sixties.

The first interim committee met in Kuala Lumpur in 1971. The Institute's constitution was later formally approved and IFM was thus established in 1973 with an initial membership of 35.

IFM Activities

IFM organises conferences, seminars, courses, workshops and meetings on issues which are not only of current interest to physicists, but also on issues which highlight the important role of physicists in the country's development. The National Physics Conference (PERFIK) is held once every two years.

The Institute publishes a yearly journal (JURNAL FIZIK MALAYSIA) to report up-to-date research findings in physics.

A newsletter (BERITA FIZIK) is published to report current and future activities of the institute.