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The author and physicist Peter Maria Schuster together with a group of university professors of physics, established the association Victor Franz Hess Society in Graz, Austria, in 2007.

Named after the Austrian winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize for Physics, the association has been formed for the purpose of making known the life and works of the scientist Victor Franz Hess (1883–1964) to a wide public within national and international range. Moreover, the Society will be devoted to Austria’s unique traditions and achievements in Natural Science and Technology and will take these under their charge and care to promulgate them under the title of Victor Franz Hess Society throughout the world.