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Science Cafés: conversation about science and scientists

By Lucia Marino. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The “science café” is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or tea, people can learn about the latest news in science and technology. Meetings can take place in cafés, restaurants and even theaters, but always outside the traditional academic setting.

Science cafés bring together members of the general public and scientists and science writers in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, to talk about science in a completely informal way…

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Prepare 2013: submit!

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] and its Divisions and Groups are presently calling for abstracts for their upcoming conferences in 2013.

CLEO/EUROPE – IQEC 2013
Held every two years, the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the XIIIth International Quantum Electronics Conference [CLEO®/Europe-IQEC] have become the benchmark conferences…

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Alexander Sergeevitch Alexandrov

By Jozef Devreese, Jacques Tempere, Alexander Bratkovsky, Viktor Kabanov, Dragan Mihailovic. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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Alexander Sergeevitch Alexandrov, a condensed matter theorist who was well known for his extensive contributions to the theory of superconductivity, physics of polarons, and other topics, died of a heart attack on 14 August 2012 in Campinas, Brazil.

Alexandrov was born on 30 July 1946. He did his PhD thesis with Vladimir Elesin as his advisor on quantum transport in semiconductors in 1973. Soon after, he became interested in superconductivity, …

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ISAPP Schools in 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The International School of AstroParticle Physics [ISAPP] is a network, including 33 institutions from France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain and the U.K. It has organized two European Doctorate Schools every summer since 2003.

Next summer, the two schools will be held in Canfranc in the Spanish Pyrenees, hosted by the Canfranc Underground Laboratory, and at Diurönäset near Stockholm…

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ASEPS 3 agenda is taking shape

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Asia Europe Physics Summit [ASEPS] aims to strengthen the cooperation in physics research between Asian and European countries. ASEPS meetings present important issues relating to fundamental and applied physics research, as well as research in other fields where physics plays an important role, and discuss them from the view point of Asia-Europe collaboration.

ASEPS 3, the third ASEPS meeting, ASEPS 3 will take place from 16-19 July 2012 in Chiba, Japan…

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IMDM’4

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Ibn Tofail University, Morocco, and the Cadi Ayyad University Marrakech will host the Fourth International Meeting on Dielectric Materials [IMDM’4], the 29-31 May 2013 in Marrakech.

The IMDM’4 Conference is an international event to discuss the current research on electrical insulation, dielectric phenomena and related topics. The conference will provide an opportunity for specialists from around the world to meet and to discuss ongoing research. More than 200 scientists and engineers from around twenty countries …

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SESAME progressing

By David Lee. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source being constructed in Jordan. SESAME, the Middle East’s first major international research centre, is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments of the region. It is being developed under the auspices of UNESCO.

At the Council meeting of 12-13 November 2012, SESAME Council Members, and scientific and technical staff…

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IZEST conference report

By David Lee, Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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Eminent physicists from around the world met in Glasgow at the International Zetawatt-Exawatt Science Technology conference [IZEST] hosted by the University of Strathclyde to explore new ways of investigating the fundamental structure of matter and vacuum through the use of the highest power lasers available, which is leading to a new paradigm in basic physics research.

The second IZEST Meeting was held in from 13 to 15 November 2012, to explore the possibility…

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The second European Gender Summit 2012 – Agenda for exellence

By Ana Proykova. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The meeting was held in Brussels, 29-30 November 2012. It brought together top-level researchers, science leaders, and policy makers. The summit aimed at developing a systematic implementation strategy to advance the EU policy on gender equality in science, as part of the three major policy initiatives – HORIZON 2020, European Research Area, and Innovation Union.

Over 400 participants from 30 countries, representing over 200 science institutions and other organizations…

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPN:

Nobel 2012: trapped ions and photons

A Tribute to Max von Laue

Sensitive magnetometers based on dark states …

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Papercore: Scholar Database based on the wiki Principle

By Alexander K. Hartmann, Eike Bernhard, Thomas Severiens, Eberhard R. Hilf. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Papercore project is an open and free database for all scientists. Based on the wiki principle, Papercore allows scientists to write, store and edit summaries of scientific articles. Through this collective community process should make it possible to summarize large areas of knowledge efficiently.

Papercore was created by the research group “Computational Theoretical Physics” in collaboration with the Institute for Science Networking, both located at the University of Oldenburg, Germany…

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NPA VI – Nuclear physics in astrophysics VI

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The sixth edition of the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference [NPA VI] will be held from 19 to 24 May 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference is organised every 2 years by the EPS Nuclear Physics Division.

Discussions will cover many topics related to nucleosynthesis, experimental facilities, s-process, astrophysics in stars and supernovae, neutron stars, isotope detection and solar standard model…

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