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By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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Dear Readers,

Within this issue of e-EPS you will learn that the EPS, having recently responded to the EC consultation ‘From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding’, is now coordinating replies to two ongoing consultations.

The first is the European Commission consultation on ‘Scientific Information in the Digital Age’, particularly relevant for…

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2011 International Particle Accelerator Conference

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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The second International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2011) will take place in the Kursaal Congress Centre in San Sebastian, Spain, between the 4-9 September this year. The programme will consist of a variety of oral presentations, poster sessions and plenary sessions.

This will be the first in the IPAC series of conferences – which had their origins in the regional conferences APAC, EPAC and PAC – to be held in Europe…

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EPS General Meeting

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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The 15th general meeting of the European Physical Society will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, on 27 October 2011. The meeting, which will begin at 17.30, will take place in the Regional Centre for Business Tourism.

The general meeting is open to all European Physical Society members. The agenda will include reports from the president, the secretary, and the treasurer.

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Physics World: reporting from the frontiers of science

By Matin Durrani. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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e-EPS spoke with Matin Durrani, the editor of Physics World, the membership magazine of the UK Institute of Physics.

Who is Physics World aimed at?

The readers of Physics World, and its sister website physicsworld.com, all have one thing in common: a love and passion for physics – whether they’re using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to search for the Higgs boson or building a new…

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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Featuring in the upcoming issue of EPN:

ECHOPHYSICS: The first European center for the history of physics in Poellau (Austria)
By H. Kahlert, H. Krenn, & L. Wilmes

‘In 2010, the Austrian scientific community celebrated the foundation of the Vienna Institute of Radium Research in 1910, then affiliated with the former Imperial and Royal Academy of Sciences of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy…’

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NMP publishes final 2012 work programme

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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The 7th Framework Programme for EU Research’s (FP7) Industrial Technologies programme – commonly referred to as NMPNanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional Materials and new Production processes and devices. – have published their final work programme for the 2012 call for proposals. NMP promotes excellence, across all industrial sectors, in both new and existing technologies.

For more information, please visit the European Commission website.

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European Strategy in Particle Physics

By Tatsuya Nakada & Paris Sphicas. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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Since 2007, the High Energy Particle Physics Board of the European Physics Society (EPS) and the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) have been organising jointly a half-day plenary session during the biannual EPS conference on High Energy Physics. This year’s session, which took place in Grenoble in the afternoon of 23 September, marked the start of the process for updating the European strategy in particle physics.

The first European strategy for particle physics was adopted by a special session of the CERN Council in July 2006. The Strategy was defined by 17 statements that were approved by Council and were contained in the Strategy Statement…

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EPS to decide on society’s next president-elect

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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The next president-elect of the EPS will be voted in during the 2012 EPS Council meeting, on 30-31 March next year. The Executive Committee has appointed a search committee, which will be chaired by the current EPS vice-president, Maciej Kolwas.

The other members of the search committee will be Ove Poulsen and Michèle Leduc.

For more information, please write to Maciej Kolwas.

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Light for Development

By John Dudley & François Piuzzi. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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A central goal of the EPS International Year of Light project will be to promote optical technologies and optics education to improve the quality of life in the developing world – under the theme of ‘Light for Development’.

Light plays a central role in human activities in science, technology and culture. On a fundamental scientific level, light is necessary for the existence of life itself; whilst on a more technical level, light-based technologies will underpin the future development of human society…

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Report from EPS HEP 2011

By Pauline Gagnon, Thomas Lohse & Paris Sphicas. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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Impressive results, so early on, and so much more yet to come! This was the prevalent feeling among the 800+ attendees of the EPS-HEP bi-annual meeting, held at the end of July, in Grenoble.

The spectacular performance of the Large Hadron Collider, which within a year has delivered the integrated luminosity milestone of one inverse femtobarn, along with the very fast analysis of the data by the experiments, was a leading actor at the conference. In parallel, with the Tevatron approaching the finalization of its physics program…

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European Commission Prize for Women Innovators

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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A Prize for Women Innovators has been launched by the European Commission at the end of last month. The competition – which aims to highlight the successes of three women who have brought outstanding innovations to the market – is hoped will raise public awareness of the need for more innovation, and for more female entrepreneurs.

There are three cash prizes available to win – 100,000, 50,000 and 25,000 Euros respectively – which will be presented at an award ceremony during the European Commission’s Innovation Convention on 5 December this year…

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Horizon 2020 research programme to start 2014

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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“Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation” will come into force on 1 January 2014, the European Commission has announced. Horizon 2020 – the name of which was selected by a vote in June this year – will replace the FP7 programme when it finishes at the end of 2013.

For more information, please visit the European Commission website.

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