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ICPE-EPEC 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The International Conference on Physics Education [ICPE-EPEC 2013] will be held from 5 – 9 August 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The general focus of the conference is “Active learning – in a changing world of new technologies”. Keynote speakers have been invited to discuss this topic: Eugenia Etkina, Rutgers University, USA; Josip Slisko, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico; Kyoko Ishii, University of Fukui, Japan: Pratibha Jolly, University of Delhi, India…

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JEMS 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The Joint European Symposia on Magnetism [JEMS 2013] will take place in Rhodes, Greece, from 25-30 August 2013.

The conference aims to present the current status of research and advanced discoveries in the field of magnetic materials.

The conference consists of 9 symposia covering the following topics: Spin electronics; Magnetization dynamics and magnetization processes; Magnetism in metal alloys and intermetallics; Magnetic materials for energy…

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FisMat 2013

By Ezio Puppin. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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FisMat 2013 will be held from 9 to 13 September 2013 and is first Italian national conference in condensed matter physics since 2004.

The conference will be held at the Politechnic of Milan in the context of the celebrations for its 150th anniversary. It will be a major event with 12 plenary sessions, 9 parallel sessions with more that 100 invited speakers coming from many different countries…

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ICOAM 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The Second International Conference on Optical Angular Momentum [ICOAM 2013] will be held from 3-5 June 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland (UK).

This international conference provides a forum for scientists working on the orbital angular momentum of light, aiming to identify new developments and directions in the field. The list of invited speakers is already available online.

The ICOAM 2013 is organised by the Institute of Physics [IoP] and co-sponsored by the European Physical Society…

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International school of nuclear physics

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The International School of nuclear physics will take place from 16-24 September 2013 in Erice, Italy.

Founded by Prof. H. Schopper in 1974, the school celebrates its 35th course. This year again, recognized experts in the field of nuclear physics and young scientist as well as PhD students will meet and discuss problems at the interface between nuclear, particle, and astrophysics.

The course will focus this year on “Neutrino Physics: Present and Future”. The invited lecturers will present a review…

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ATRAP measures most accurate antiproton magnetic moment ever

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The ATRAP experiment at CERN’s Antiproton Decelerator [AD] has measured the magnetic moment of the antiproton with highest accuracy to date. ATRAP’s new result may help to eventually unveil one of the great mysteries of modern physics: the matter-antimatter imbalance of the Universe. Results are described in a paper published in Physical Review Letters last month.

In order to make the most accurate measurements of the antiprotons’ properties, the ATRAP’s team was able…

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPN:

Opening a new window on the Universe: the future Gravitational Wave detectors by Michele Punturo
My amazing experience by Ofri Kahana
Inspiring learning environment, the school as a three-dimensional text book by Mirjana Božić
Beauty in disguise – the physics behind the power grid by Christian Ohler

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International Master classes in Particle Physics

By Paris Sphicas. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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Master classes are a unique opportunity for high-school students, where they can hunt particles at the Large Hadron Collider [LHC] and analyse real data from the experiments. Each year, in spring, research institutes and universities around the world open their doors and invite students for daylong visits. This year’s International Master classes were organized in March, under the auspices of the International Particle Physics Outreach Groups [IPPOG], and attracted more than 10 000 students.
In the Master class, students gained insight into the international organization of modern research in…

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Good news on membership

By Gina Gunaratnam, Jo Lister. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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2012 saw three improvements on Individual Membership. The total number of new directly registered Individual Members increased by well over 500 in 2012, showing an upward trend since a dip in 2010.

Even better news as seen on the table and figure is that 24% of the new Individual Members are female, up from under 15% in 2009. We are therefore showing significant progress on both gender balance and overall numbers.

The cherry on the cake is that a carefully targeted conference, the International Conference on…

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Planck results: Universe older, slower and still challenging

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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On 21 March 2013, ESA’s Planck satellite revealed the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background [CMB], the relic radiation from the Big Bang. The results from Planck’s new map provided an excellent confirmation of the standard model of cosmology with unprecedented accuracy. However, the existence of unexplained features may challenge the foundations of the current understanding of the Universe.

According to the Big Bang theory, the Universe rapidly expanded from extremely hot and dense plasma of photons…

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ALMA, an international partnership to discover space

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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After 10 years of construction the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array [ALMA] based in Chile was inaugurated on 13 March 2013. The ceremony marks the completion of all the major systems of the giant telescope and the formal transition from a construction project to a fully-fledged observatory.
ALMA is funded by an international partnership comprised of the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere [ESO], by the U.S. National Science Foundation [NSF] and by the National Institutes of Natural Sciences [NINS] of Japan…

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Festival of Science 2012 at Bauman Moscow State Technical University

By Kristina Stasenko. Published on 29 April 2013 in:
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The Festival of Science is the day when the Bauman Moscow State Technical University [BMSTU] opens it doors to numerous curious visitors and welcomes school children, high school graduates, and first-year university students.

BMSTU organised its second Festival of Science at the end of 2012. Every department of the university displayed information describing the research and education in science. Participants could also attend a variety of master classes, lectures, seminars and reports on different scientific topics, presented by senior students, postgraduates and…

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