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New insights in accelerator-driven systems

By Markus Nordberg. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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As part of EUCARD2 activities, and co-sponsored by EPS Technology and Innovation Group (TIG), a workshop on the status of new developments in Accelerator-Driven Systems or ADS was held at CERN on February 7-9.

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First Bern Cyclotron Symposium

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The first Bern Cyclotron Symposium took place on 6-7 June this year in Bern, Switzerland. The event featured review talks from international experts on research with medical accelerators, with an emphasis on activities at the new Bern Cyclotron Laboratory.

The symposium is sponsored by: ANS Architekten und Planer, Berthold Technologies, Dehnel Particle Accelerator Components and Engineering, IBA, NEST Consulting, SWAN Isotopen, Tema Sinergie and Zyklotron; with support from…

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EPS responds to consultation on European research funding

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The European Physical Society has submitted a response to the European Commission’s consultation on the Green Paper entitled ‘Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding’.

The Green Paper proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding in order to make participation easier, to increase the scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money…

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EPL celebrates 25th anniversary

By Martin Huber. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The 25th anniversary of EPL was celebrated at the symposium ‘Exploring the Frontiers of Physics’, which was held between 3-4 May at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, in Munich.

With 250 participants – including 90 students – and a broad range of lectures from a panel of leading researchers, the conference presented many opportunities for intensive exchanges between new and experienced scientists – especially at the symposium dinner, where each table was hosted by one of the speakers, or another senior scientist…

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EPS makes conference proceedings available online

By Caterina Biscari. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The proceedings of all EPS division and group conferences are to be made available to EPS members online. It is hoped that this will help intensify the links between different divisions and groups, while creating a permanent registry of EPS proceedings independent of any individual, or divisional, web server.

The facility – which has been active since March this year – was the brainchild of Carlos Hidalgo, the chair of the EPS Plasma Division, and was commissioned after being universally well received as a concept in a survey of…

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CERN celebrates 75th birthday of former Director General

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The 75th birthday of Robert Aymar – a former Director General (DG) of CERN – was celebrated at CERN last month with a commemorative colloquium. The event, organised on 24 May by current DG Rolf Heuer, featured a number of presentations and was held in the CERN Council Chamber.

Aymar, who was CERN’s DG between 2004 and 2008, has had a storied career: he has also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, with the CEA and headed up the TORE SUPRA Project. In 1994 he was appointed…

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Winner of the 2011 IBA Prize announced

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The winner of the 2011 IBA-Europhysics Prize has been announced by the EPS Nuclear Physics Division. The awards will be presented at the first International Conference on Advances in Radioactive Isotope Science, which is taking place between 29 May and 3 June in Leuven, Belgium.

The 2011 IBA Prize for Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods in Medicine is awarded to Elisabetta Boaretto, in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of precise quality controlled radiocarbon dating…

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Grid computing to help investigate climate change

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The ‘Conference on the role of e-Infrastructures for Climate Change Research’ was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste, on 16-20 May this year. The event brought together scientists and policy makers from across the world, in order to address climate change from economic, political and scientific perspectives.

e-Infrastructures is a term given to advanced computer systems and networks which are capable of running simulations based on massive data sets – such as, in the field of climate change, models of monsoon rainfall. Such systems can…

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Winners of EPS High Energy Physics Division prizes

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The winners of the EPS High Energy Physics Division prizes have been announced. The awards will be presented at the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics, which is being held between 21-27 July in Grenoble, France.

The 2011 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to the field, is awarded to Sheldon Lee Glashow, John Iliopoulos and Luciano Maiani, for their crucial contribution to the…

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13th European Solar Physics Meeting

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The 13th European Solar Physics Meeting (ESPM-13) will take place at Ixia, Rhodes between 12-16 September this year. The event, which is being held within the Rodos Palace Convention Resort, has been declared a Europhysics Conference by the European Physical Society.

ESPM-13 will play host to a discussion of the following topics: chromospheric and coronal heating; emergence and evolution of magnetic flux in the solar atmosphere; origin and properties of the solar wind; the science of…

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EPS AG Accelerator Prizes announced

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The EPS Accelerator Group (EPS AG) is pleased to announce the recipients of the EPS AG Accelerator prizes of 2011. The awards will be presented at the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’11) in San Sebastian, Spain on the 4-9 September this year.

There are three main EPS AG awards: The Rolf Wideröe Prize for outstanding work in the field of accelerator physics, the Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the field and the…

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2011 (WIRE2011) conference is being held between 7-9 June 2011 in Debrecen, Hungary.

The conference – during which consideration is to be given to the documents ‘EUROPE 2020, a strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive development strategy’ and ‘Innovation Union Flagship Initiative’ – will focus on knowledge, innovation and competitiveness in the economy, with respect to research infrastructure investments and clusters…

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