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CCP 2013

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The 25th IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics [CCP 2013] will be held from 20 to 24 August 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Since 1998, the CCP conferences rotate around the world.

The 25th edition of the conference will focus on the following topics related to computational physics:

  • Statistical Physics & Complexity;
  • Plasma Physics…
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ESAS Summer School

By Antigone Marino. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The European Society for Applied Superconductivity [ESAS] Summer School on “New Trends with Superconducting Detectors” will be held in Genoa, Italy, from 9-13 September 2013. The school is organised in co-operation with the Italian National Council of Research [CNR], the University of Genoa and the University of Naples.

The school aims to provide an up to date scientific and technological review of superconductivity applied to the wide fields of the electronics, devices and detectors. The basic knowledge of the superconducting phenomenology that…

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1st ESTORM

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The first edition of the International Freiberg Conference on Electrochemical Storage Materials [ESTORM] will be held in Freiberg, Germany, the 3 and 4 June 2013.

The talks will cover a range of topics from economic aspects to materials science and production technologies of batteries and their components.

The speakers include Christophe Pillot (Avicenne Energy, France), Prof. Deyang Qu…

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16th EPS General Meeting

By David Lee. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The 16th EPS General Meeting will be held on 28 October 2013 in Budapest, Hungary at the Danubius Hotel Flamenco 1113 Budapest, Tas vezér tér 3-7. The meeting begins at 14:00.

The meeting is open to all EPS Members: Member Societies, Individual Members and Associate Members. Participants to the General Meeting can register through the 3rd European Energy Conference website.

The agenda for the meeting is: President’s Report; Honorary Secretary’s Report; Honorary Treasurer’s Report…

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Featured in EPL

By e-EPS. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPL:
Bound states in the continuum driven by AC fields by C.González-Santander, P.A.Orellana and F.Domínguez-Adame
Interaction of a point charge with the surface of a uniaxial dielectric by P. R.Ribič and R.Podgornik
Node-weighted interacting network measures improve the representation of real-world complex systems by M.Wiedermann, J.F.Donges, J.Heitzig and J.Kurths

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Physics league… for kick-ass students

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The International Association of Physics Students [IAPS], the Dutch umbrella organization for physics study associations [SPIN] and the physics students association in Utrecht [A–Eskwadraat] have launched a new contest challenging physics (under)graduate students. The first edition of the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students [PLANCKS] will be organised in April 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The competition focuses on theoretical physics problems to be solved by participating teams. Some sample…

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The 2nd EU Women Innovators Prize has been launched

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Women Innovators Prize to reward 3 women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.
The first 2011 laureate is Dr. Gitte Neubauer, CELLZOME co-founder. She is leading her company’s work on new, better-targeted drugs against inflammatory diseases and cancer.
The Prize for Women Innovators 2014 will aim to increase public awareness of gender issues, to encourage women to exploit the commercial and business opportunities offered by their research projects and become entrepreneurs…

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Science on Stage 2013: sharing best-practice teaching ideas

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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From 25-28 April 2013, about 350 science teachers met in Slubice, Poland, during the Science on Stage festival.

The main focus of the event is to offer science and mathematics teachers a platform from which they will exchange teaching projects and network together. The projects presented at the festival in 2013 were selected from 25 European countries.

The Science on Stage festival gives teachers the opportunity to present their best-practice ideas…

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2012 UMD Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics

By Tyler Drye. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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The 2012 University of Maryland Student Poster Competition in Optics and Photonics was a resounding success. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland College Park [UMDC] chapters of the Optical Society of America [OSA], the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers [SPIE] and the European Physical Society [EPS], as well as the Baltimore and DC-Northern Virginia chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE] and the Capitol chapter of OSA.
The poster session saw the submission of sixteen posters from area universities, prepared and presented …

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New Associate Members enter the EPS

By David Lee. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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Many of Europe’s leading research centres and corporations are Associate Members of the European Physical Society [EPS]. Contributions from Associate Members are used to sponsor prestigious prizes, such as the EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics. The EPS Technology and Innovation Group actively encourages Associate Members to take part in technology foresight seminars. As Associate Members, research centres, corporations and universities contribute to EPS activities in fields including education, communication and publication.
The EPS is pleased to welcome Edison SpA, Europe’s oldest, and Italy’s largest electric company as…

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Odysseus contest reveals the next generation of scientists

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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Students from all over Europe demonstrated their interest in science during the Odysseus contest.

The contestants, from 14 to 18 years old, had to design a project related to space exploration and research. Over 430 high school students from 17 European countries participated. After the national and international selections, 5 teams were selected as laureates of the contest. The winning pupils and their coaches were invited to visit the astronaut-training center in Cologne, Germany and to attend the awards ceremony and event at Space Expo…

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Open Access: a general concern

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 27 May 2013 in:
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As reported in our previous e-EPS issue, the European Physical Society [EPS] has started a discussion and survey among the European scientific learned societies concerning Open Access.

Today the transition from the current subscription-based system for scientific journals (or from the frequently adopted hybrid author pays/subscription-based system) to full open access is a serious concern. Very recently a statement precisely on the transition to open access was published by Science Europe…

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