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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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ElecMol’12

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The 6th international meeting on Molecular Electronics [ElecMol’12] will be held in Grenoble, France, on 3-7 December 2012.

This international and interdisciplinary meeting will focus on recent advances in molecular and organic (opto)electronics in the fields of: Single Molecules & Quantum Dots; Organic Electronics and Spintronics; Organic Optoelectronics & Photonics; Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes & Nanowires; Self-Assembly & Supramolecular Architectures…

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Editorial – 15 years already

By David Lee. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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I was speaking with a colleague recently, and we were reminiscing over my first Council meeting in Leiden (NL) in 1998. That’s when it dawned on me that I have been working for the EPS for fifteen years.

As can be expected, many things have changed. In 1997, the European Union had 15 Member Countries and the EPS had 37 Member Societies. The EU now has 27, and the EPS has 41, respectively. In 1999, the EU adopted the Euro as a single currency for 11 of its Member States (now 17). The budget for research framework programmes…

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IBA Europhysics Prize nominations open

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The board of the EPS Nuclear Physics Division has announced calls for nominations are now open for the 2013 IBA-Europhysics prize, sponsored by IBA Group. The award will be made to one or several individuals for outstanding contributions to Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods and Nuclear Researches in Medicine.

The IBA prize was first awarded in 2004. Last year, Elisabetta Boaretto received the prize in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of precise quality controlled radiocarbon dating…

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ICPST 2012

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The 3rd International Conference on Physics Science and Technology [ICPST 2012] will be held in Hong Kong on 29-30 December 2012.

The conference aims to promote research and developmental activities in physics science and technology, and the scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners from around the world…

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Laura Bassi: Emblem and primacy

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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A volume in honour of Laura Bassi was recently presented in Bologna, Italy, at the Accademia dell’Istituto delle Scienze, in the presence of the Undersecretary of State for Education, University and Research, Elena Ugolini.

Laura Bassi, in 1732, became the first female member of the influential Accademia in Bologna. She was the first woman in the world to be appointed to a university chair to teach “universal philosophy” (1732), and later “experimental physics” (1776). The Italian Physical Society and the Italian Society of the History of Science…

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Stimulating Physics Network

By Peter Main. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The drastic shortage of specialist physics teachers in England ( ~ 40%) has been getting worse for most of the last 20 years, largely due to low levels of recruitment.

Happily, as a result of recent changes in policy following years of lobbying by the Institute of Physics, recruitment is now healthy. However, it is still the case that many children up to age 16 are taught physics by non-specialists, usually biologists, and will be for at least the next decade…

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IEEE INEC 2013

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The 5th IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference [IEEE INEC 2013] will be held in Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, on 2 – 4 January 2013.

The theme of the conference will be Sustainable Nanoelectronics, focusing on nanoelectronics for the future. This conference also aims to identify the paths between fundamental research and potential electronics, photonics and nano-science applications…

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DISCRETE 2012

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The Third Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries [DISCRETE2012], which is organized and hosted by Centro de Fisica Teorica de Particulas (CFTP) of the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, will be held the 3-7 December 2012.

The Symposium will be organized in plenary sessions with invited talks, and parallel sessions with selected contributions from the submitted abstracts. The topics covered will include: T, C, P, CP symmetries…

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EPS-TIG workshop: Collaborations for technological developments

By David Lee, Horst Wenninger. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The EPS Technology and Innovation Group [TIG] held a three-day workshop, focusing on the ongoing and projected R&D and technological innovations in physics research and its spin-offs to society. This workshop is a result of the renewed commitment of the EPS to study the relationship between physics research and innovation and technology.

The EPS-TIG workshop was organised by the EPS TIG Chairman, Horst Wenninger and by Manjit Dosanjh, CERN’s Life Sciences Advisor in CERN’s Knowledge Transfer [KT] Group and member of the TIG…

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Multiphysics 2012

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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The 7th International Conference of Multiphysics will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 13-14 December 2012.

The objective of the conference is to share and explore findings on mathematical advances, numerical modelling and experimental validation of theoretical and practical systems in a wide range of applications.

Young W. Kwon, distinguished professor of the Naval Postgraduate School, USA, will give a talk about the “Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction: Experiments and Modeling”…

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Scientists express concern over L’Aquila verdict

By David Lee. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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On 6 April 2009 an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter Scale struck the region of L’Aquila, Italy, destroying the city center and killing 308 people and injuring 1 600. On 26 October 2012, an Italian court found six of Italy’s most respected seismologists and a seismic specialist from Italy’s civil protection guilty of manslaughter.

The verdict has raised grave concerns in the international scientific community agency. Both the European Geosciences Union and the American Geophysical Union have published articles on their respective web sites…

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