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A new EPS Historic Site to celebrate Bruno Pontecorvo’s centenary

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The EPS Historic Sites programme of the European Physical Society [EPS] commemorates significant places in Europe for the progress and the history of physics, as a further demonstration of the EPS determination – since its birth in 1968 – to strengthen the cultural and scientific unity of Europe: east-west, north-south.

p>On 22 February 2013 a new EPS Historic Site was established in Dubna, Russia, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research [JINR], on the occasion of the centennial of the eminent, world famous physicicst Bruno Pontecorvo…

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Physikzentrum Bad Honnef renovated

By Georg Duech. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The Physikzentrum Bad Honnef [PBH] is internationally known as a conference venue and meeting place for physicists. The historical building with modern conference facilities hosts nearly hundred events every year: lectures, seminars, summer schools, meetings of working groups or of groups of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaf [DPG – German Physical Society]. The building has recently been completely renovated, and the guest rooms now provide high quality accommodation.
The Head Office of the DPG is also located at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef…

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The number of EPS Individual Members has surpassed 3500

By David Lee. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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Since 2011, the European Physical Society [EPS] has been examining and testing various methods of increasing the number of individual members. On the occasion of some EPS conferences, as for instance the EPS High Energy Physics Division conference, participants have been effectively invited to become EPS individual members. Some EPS member societies, such as the Italian Physical Society [SIF], have been actively encouraging their young members to become at the same time EPS individual members.
Other initiatives will be implemented in 2013…

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EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics

By Ana Proykova. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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It is a great pleasure to announce that the winter 2013 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Dr. Alessandra Gatti, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies [IFN-CNR], Como, Italy.

The distinction was awarded to Alessandra Gatti for her contributions to physics – the introduction of concepts of quantum images, spatial entanglement, and quantum entangled images in the beginning of the nineties. “These concepts contributed in a substantial way to the birth of a new field – quantum imaging” reads…

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40 years of research in IHEP

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The Institute of High Energy Physics [IHEP] under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, celebrated its 40th birthday on 1 February 2013. More than 700 people including IHEP staff, representatives from the funding agencies and the fellow research institutions around China attended the celebration at the IHEP campus.

The IHEP was established in February 1973, based on the First Department of the Institute of Atomic Energy. Over the past forty years, IHEP has matured, and has become a world-renowned research facility, focusing on…

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Pathway summer school

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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In the framework of the PATHWAY project, a workshop for science teachers will be organised in Crete, Greece, from 30 June to 5 July 2013.

The course’s main objective is to introduce teachers to inquiry-based science teaching techniques with the view in to adopting them in classroom practice. Participating science teachers will be immersed in the process of science-inquiry via their interaction with collections of open digital educational resources…

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Editorial – Horizon 2020, opportunities for research and commitment to society

By Carlos Hidalgo. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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In a not so remote past, scientists were a close-knit society, spending much of their time in isolated laboratories or academic institutions, sometimes referred to as ivory towers. Now however, on a par with globalization and the emergence of the information-based society, there is a growing commitment of scientists to share knowledge and opinions with society in general. And indeed it is a duty to explain how public funds are employed in the development of basic science and technology for the advancement of society…

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The EPS Executive Committee Meeting, February 2013

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The European Physical Society’s Executive Committee [EPS ExCom] met on 1-2 February 2013 in the beautiful venue of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts in Barcelona, Spain. The ExCom was kindly and warmly welcomed by the president of the Academy, Ramon Pascual de Sans, EPS individual member since 1970!

Important points in the agenda of the meeting were, in particular, the EPS position paper on Horizon 2020 (see Editorial in this issue), the report commissioned by EPS to CEBR on the importance of physics to the economies…

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25th Anniversary Conference of the Academia Europaea

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The Academia Europaea will celebrate its 25th anniversary during a conference to be held in Wroclaw on 17-19 September 2013.

The Academia Europaea is a non-governmental association acting as an academy and promoting learning, education and research since 1988. Its members are leading experts from natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, economics and law…

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INFN establishes a new centre in Trento

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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On 15 January 2013 the University of Trento opened the Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Application [TIFPA]. The TIFPA was created through the collaboration of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics [INFN], the University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler [FBK] and the Provincial Agency for Proton Therapy Trento [ATreP].

The new centre conducts research in basic physics, and in innovation and technology transfer, taking advantage of infrastructure, skills and human resources existing in the participating institutions. The Centre will benefit from…

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Italian Young Minds Sections meet Accastampato Journal

By Antigone Marino. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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The interaction between the journal Accastampato and European Physical Society Young Minds [EPS YM] is an example of how networking activities promoted by the physical societies can be used to take a project from a local to a national scale.

Accastampato is a journal founded in 2010 by students of the Physics Department of La Sapienza University of Roma. Written by students for students, the journal aims to draw attention to the beauty of science, in a friendly and…

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Science: it’s a girl thing

By Gilles Laroche. Published on 27 February 2013 in:
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On 21 June 2012, the European Commission launched its brand new EU–wide campaign “Women in Research and Innovation”. Under the slogan “Science: it’s a girl thing”, the first phase of the campaign aims at encouraging girls aged 13-18 to embrace a scientific school curriculum.

Women are still under-represented in research at a time when Europe needs more researchers to foster innovation and bolster its economy. The goal of the campaign “Science it’s a Girl Thing” is to attract young…

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