2nd EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting

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On 21-22 June 2013, the Mulhouse EPS Headquarters hosted the 2nd Young Minds Leadership Meeting.

John Dudley awarding the Best YM Activity Award
John Dudley awarding the Best YM Activity Award

The European Physical Society Young Minds [YM] project was started in 2010 with the purpose to encourage young physicists to collaborate, developing scientific, networking and outreach activities. Through YM Sections, the EPS hopes to attract new members, share best practice, and provide international leadership experience to the next generation of physicists.

The YM Leadership Meeting provides an opportunity for the different YM Sections to meet, share experiences and ideas. More than 11 YM Sections were represented at the 2nd Leadership Meeting, coming from Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

Young scientists had the opportunity to hear three eminent speakers. Professor Jo Hermans, from Leiden University (the Netherlands), was invited to give a talk about “Physics in our daily life”. The EPS President John Dudley gave a talk on “Surviving in Science: what they don’t tell you about careers in research”, with simple and practical advice to help early-career researchers to build a long-term career. And J.A. Hutchison, from the University of Strasbourg (France), introduced his scientific studies on “Hybrid Light-Molecule States”.

During the meeting the Best YM Activity Award was attributed to the BMSTU section (Moscow, Russia).

The EPS would like to thank the University of Haute Alsace, the city of Mulhouse and the Wolfberger winery for their support of the meeting.

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