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Hot Quarks 2012 workshop

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The 2012 Hot Quarks workshop will be held in Copamarina, Puerto Rico, on 14-20 October this year. The event is aiming to enhance information exchange between the younger members of the relativistic heavy ion community.

Topics under discussion at the conference will include: applications of string theory and AdS/CFT; baryons and strangeness; correlations and fluctuations; experimental techniques and future programs; heavy flavour, dileptons and photons; initial state effects and color glass condensate; jets in the vacuum and in the medium…

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Physics Students in UK Higher Education report

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The Institute of Physics has published a new statistical report, ‘Physics Students in UK Higher Education Institutions’. The document provides an overview of students in undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes, in physics and a select number of other subjects, in the United Kingdom.

The report – the third in a series aiming to provide comprehensive data on all higher education and research matters – is based on data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, the central source for the statistics on publicly funded…

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European Physical Society: get involved!

By Martina Knoop. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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Dear Readers,

In almost all discussions with colleagues and students about membership in a learned society the question is asked: “what’s in it for me?” Besides the purely philosophical answer, there are many practical reasons for why membership in a learned society can be a fundamental asset for every scientist.

The European Physical Society [EPS] is a platform for your activities and a voice for your interests…

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2012 Euroscience Open Forum travel grants

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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A number of travel grants are currently available to attend the 2012 Euroscience Open Forum [ESOF2012], which is being held in Dublin on 11-15 July this year. Held biennially, ESOF is a pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation.

The event will bring together over 5,000 scientists, business leaders and government officials to discuss current global scientific challenges, such as climate change, energy, food and health…

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European Physical Society launches women’s award

By Ana Proykova. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society is pleased to announce a new quarterly award celebrating women in physics. The excellence award, which is to be presented by the EPS Gender Equality in Physics Committee, will be given in recognition of female physicists who show excellence in research and mentoring.

Nominations for the award may be made by any EPS member. The nominee, however, need not be a member of the society. To put forward a candidate, please email the following information to the EPS Secretariat…

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SESAME receives funding agreement for 2012-2016

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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Four members of Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] – Iran, Israel, Jordan and Turkey – have agreed to each provide contributions of $5 million USD towards the construction of the facility over the next four years. The decision, made during a meeting on 8 March has been well received by the SESAME members.

“The agreement on voluntary contributions will allow us to move ahead rapidly with the construction…

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2012 European Physical Society Council

By Martina Knoop. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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Representatives from all European Physical Society [EPS] Member Societies, Divisions and Groups met for the 2012 EPS Council, which was held on 30-31 March at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.

As with every even year, elections were a major item on the agenda. John Dudley, of France’s Université de Franche-Comté, was elected the incoming president of the EPS. Dudley is a past chair of the EPS Quantum Electronics and Optics Division, and was the initial proposer for the International Year of Light…

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“For Women In Science” Awards call

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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Nominations are open for the 2013 “For Women in Science” L’OREAL-UNESCO Awards in the Physical Sciences. The five awards – of $100,000 each – are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to scientific advancement.

The awards will be presented in March next year, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. To date, the L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards have recognised 72 eminent female scientists.

Nominations are limited to registered nominators. To apply to register, please email the award organisers…

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EPN’s ‘Physics in Daily Life’ column available in new book

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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“This is a book for curious minds: these pages hold the wonders of a candle flame, the secret of surviving the sauna heat, and the mysteries of bubbles and balloons. Find answers to questions like ‘Why is water blue? How do we localize sound? Why is ice so slippery?’ and ‘What is the speed of falling raindrops?’”

Full of charm and intellectual curiosity, Jo Hermans’ delightful ‘Physics in Daily Life’ columns – a staple feature of Europhysics News [EPN] – have finally been published together in a new compendium…

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2012 EPS/ICPP conference

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The 39th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics and the 16th International Congress on Plasma Physics will be held at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden on 2-6 July this year.

Topics under discussion at the event include: beam plasmas, complex plasmas, dusty and low temperature plasmas, fusion plasmas, fusion research, high energy density plasmas, inertial confinement fusion, laser-plasma interaction, magnetic confinement fusion, plasma applications and technologies plasmas in astrophysics and quantum plasmas…

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Quark Matter 2012

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The 23rd International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions [Quark Matter 2012] is being held at the Washington Omni Shoreham Hotel, in Washington DC, on 13-18 August this year.

Topics under discussion will include: electromagnetic probes; future experimental facilities, upgrades, and instrumentation; global and collective dynamics; hadron thermodynamics; heavy flavour and quarkonia; jet correlations and fluctuations; new theoretical developments; pre-equilibrium and initial state physics…

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AAAS launches ‘Science & Diplomacy’ online quarterly

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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A new online quarterly, Science & Diplomacy, has been launched by the Center for Science Diplomacy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS]. The publication, which contains articles, editorials, letters and perspectives, is hoped will strengthen ties between international relations and science by providing a forum for discussion, and a resource, for stakeholders in the two disciplines. In addition, contributions – in the form of submissions or letters – are being encouraged…

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