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Czech electricity grid challenged by German wind1
by Zbyněk Boldiš

Transmission systems in continental Europe are synchronously interconnected and represent one physical network over a very large area – from Portugal to Poland and from Denmark to Turkey. This interconnection allows electricity trading and mutual assistance among transmission system operators [TSOs]. On the other hand, it may cause problems like system failures or instability spreading from one system to another. This interconnected system is now subject to the integration of large amounts of intermittent electric power and has to be technically upgraded and economically re-positioned.

The European Mathematical Society the home for mathematics in Europe2
by Marta Sanz-Solé

The European Physical Society has invited me to write an article on the European Mathematical Society [EMS] in its magazine, Europhysics News. This gives me a great opportunity to provide the community of European physicists with an overview of a learned society whose objectives are very similar to those of the European Physical Society. The longstanding connections between our scientific communities make it natural that we should strengthen the links between us.

“Crossing borders”3
by Herman C.W. Beijerinck

Scientists are overwhelmed by publications in their field. We do our very best to keep up with literature and barely achieve this goal. Meetings with a wide scope are an excellent means of picking up new ideas. Even a 10-minute talk can be enough for an “Aha Erlebnis” that inspires for further thought. It is not the time invested that is important; it is the open mind that sets the stage for this moment of inspiration.

An eye-witness report on how the WWW came about4
by Horst Wenninger

During the 1990s basic web technologies were developed at CERN. Seeking approval for the Large Hadron Collider [LHC] and being short of resources, CERN decided very soon to provide free access to the web technologies. This would ultimately lead to a revolution in communication.

  1. Zbyněk Boldiš. 2013. Czech electricity grid challenged by German wind. EPN, Vol. 44, No. 4. DOI: 10.1051/epn/2013401 []
  2. Marta Sanz-Solé. 2013. The European Mathematical Society the home for mathematics in Europe. EPN, Vol. 44, No. 4. DOI: 10.1051/epn/2013402 []
  3. Herman C.W. Beijerinck. 2013. “Crossing borders”. EPN, Vol. 44, No. 4. DOI: 10.1051/epn/2013403 []
  4. Horst Wenninger. 2013. An eye-witness report on how the WWW came about. EPN, Vol. 44, No. 4. DOI: 10.1051/epn/2013404 []

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EPS Executive and Staff Activity for July 2013

What follows is a short list of the various activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for the last month. By providing a summary every month, we hope to inform all EPS’s members of the various ways in which the Executive Committee and Secretariat can provide support.

  • 1-5 July: M. Knoop (EPS Honorary Secretary) attends French Physical Society [SFP] Meeting in Marseille, France....