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NPAE-Kyiv2012

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The 4th International Conference on Current Problems in Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy [NPAE-Kyiv2012] is being held from 10-14 September this year, at the Institute of Postgraduate Education of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, in, Ukraine.

Topics being covered at the conference include: applied nuclear physics, experimental facilities and detection techniques; collective processes in atomic nuclei; high-energy physics; neutron and reactor physics, nuclear data; nuclear reactions…

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ICSFS16

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The 16th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces [ICSFS16] is being held on 1-6 July 2012, at the of the University of Genoa’s Faculty of Architecture, in Italy.

Topics under discussion include: bio-functionalization and sensing; carbon based nanostructures and grapheme;catalysis and surface reactions; films for photovoltaic applications; film growth; fuel cells and hydrogen storage; insulator and oxide surfaces and films; magnetism and spintronics; mechanical characterization and tribology; metallic films…

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Editorial: Lights, Camera, Action!

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Dear Readers,

Since its creation, the European Physical Society [EPS] and its members have been at the forefront of physics research and international collaboration. Our reputation is built, first and foremost, on our credibility as physicists. While many EPS initiatives have spurred European, and international, activities and policy initiatives (such as WYP2005, EPL and EMSPS, to cite some examples) the EPS has remained an actor behind the scenes…

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Call for 2012 IUPAP C11 Young Scientist Prize

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for the Commission of Particles and Fields (C11). The prizes, of which there are two given each year, are presented in recognition of outstanding young experimental or theoretical particle physicists.

The awards, consisting of a medal and 1000 euros in prize money, will be presented at the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics, which is being held in Melbourne, Australia on 4-11 July this year…

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EPS to consider increase in fees for Individual Members

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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A proposal to increase Individual Member fees is being presented by the European Physical Society [EPS] Executive Committee at the 2012 EPS Council. The motion would see an increase in Individual Member fees by 10 per cent, for all respective categories.

The current membership fees have been fixed since 2007. If adopted, the fee increase would apply only to Individual Members, and would become effective in 2013…

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Appeal for 2012 Student Grant Programme sponsors

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society Accelerator Group [EPS-AG] is appealing for sponsors for the 2012 Student Grant Programmes, to send European students to the IPAC’12 conference.

The Student Grant Programmes from the last two years were hugely successful; over 50 students attended IPAC’10, and the combined sponsorship programmes involved with IPAC’11 enabled over 107 students worldwide to attend – around a tenth of the total number of participants…

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2012 Bologna/EHEA Ministerial Conference

By Hendrik Ferdinande. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The next summit of the Ministers of Higher Education of the ‘Bologna’ or European Higher Education Area [EHEA] countries will take place on 26-27 April this year, in the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania.

Last year, the European Commission announced a substantial increase – 68 per cent – of investment in education for the next Framework 2014/20 budget. It is of prime importance, therefore, to determine the role of European institutions in the consolidation and progress of the Bologna Process, especially given that the EHEA summits will only be held…

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Conférences Exceptionelles

By Dominique Bolmont & Martin Huber. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The Conférences Exceptionelles are organised jointly by the European Physical Society and their host, the Université de Haute Alsace, each spring and autumn. These lectures, which are given in French by an outstanding physicist, address young students from around Mulhouse: both those taking their baccalauréat, in school, and university students in their introductory semesters.

Each lecture covers a topic close to physics, yet with general interest as well; they may come from art, life sciences…

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European contest to attract youths to space science

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Odysseus is a contest for young students. Under the guidance of their teachers, students will prepare projects revolving around one of three major themes in space science: the ‘Solar System’; ‘Spaceship – global cooperation’; and ‘Co-evolution of life’.

The contest and project aims to inspire and engage European youth with the ‘final frontier’, by combining creativity, innovation and intelligence…

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Call for new Landau-Spitzer plasma physics prize

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for the first Landau-Spitzer award for outstanding contributions to plasma physics. The award, which is being given jointly by the American Physical Society and the European Physical Society, celebrates the long-standing collaboration between the societies in the field of plasma physics.

The prizes, which may be given to individuals or teams of up to four people, will be presented at the opening session of the 16th International Congress on Plasma Physics, which is being held in Stockholm on 2 July this year…

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2011 European Physical Society General Meeting

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The 15th European Physical Society [EPS] General Meeting was held in Wroclaw, Poland, on 27 October last year.

Reports from Luisa Cifarelli, the EPS President; Colin Latimer, the EPS Treasurer; and Martina Knoop, the EPS Secretary were presented.

In addition, Tomasz Dietl gave an overview of ‘Nanospintronics’, and Daniel Esteve presented the work of the European Research Council.

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European Physical Society unveils new website design

By David Lee. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society website has undergone a major facelift. Following many suggestions for improvements, a new design has been implemented, with better navigation, a crisp new layout and more information on society activities.

Individual Members will benefit from a new feature, allowing them to indicate their research fields, and upload CVs and publication lists.

The new website will foster the exchange of information among Individual Members, divisions and groups.

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