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Executive and Staff activity for July 2014

By e-EPS. Published on 25 August 2014 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff for July 2014:

  • 1 July: J. Dudley, EPS President, represented EPS at the 60th anniversary of CERN at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France, and met with UNESCO officials to provide an update on IYL2015 preparations
  • 7-8 July: C. Rossel EPS President-elect gave the opening speech at the conference…
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Editorial – Europe and its next-generation scientists

By Antigone Marino. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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Looking around, it is easy to see how many learned societies and nations are trying to do something to promote the next generation of scientists. In the era of digitisation and social networks most of these initiatives are aimed to give to young researchers the opportunity to create their own network of connections.
If we look at the past, the big differences between a scientist of the current generation and one of the eighties can be synthesised in a few points: the digitisation of scientific discoveries in electronic journals and their diffusion through the Internet allow us to read and publish articles in shorter time. Moreover…

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2014 Lise Meitner Prize for Nuclear Science

By Victor Zamfir. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The 2014 Lise Meitner Prize has been jointly awarded to Johanna Stachel (University of Heidelberg), Peter Braun-Munzinger (GSI Darmstadt), Paolo Giubellino (University of Torino) and Jürgen Schukraft (CERN) for “their outstanding contributions to the experimental exploration of the quark-gluon plasma using ultra-relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions, in particular to the design and construction of ALICE and shaping its physics program and scientific results bringing to light unique and unexpected features of…

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EPS Plasma Physics Division Prizes

By Sylvie Jacquemot. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The EPS Plasma Physics Division took the opportunity of its annual conference to reward researchers who have achieved outstanding scientific or technological results, thus reinforcing excellence in science.
The 2014 Hannes Alfvén Prize is awarded to Patrick Mora (Centre de Physique Théorique, Palaiseau, France) “for decisive results in the field of laser-produced plasma physics, in particular for illuminating descriptions of laser light absorption in plasmas, electron heat transport in steep temperature gradients and…

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International Year of Light News

By Paul Knoobs, Krisinda Plenkovich. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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IYL 2015 activity in United Kingdom
On 25 September 2015, Aston University Institute of Photonics Technology [AIPT], the Library of Birmingham and Community Arts Group, the Flatpack Film Festival, will deliver an afternoon and evening of demonstrations…
SPIE International Year of Light photo contest is open
The SPIE International Year of Light photo contest is open. Submit your work by 30 September 2014 and show how light and light-based technologies play a vital role in our everyday lives. The contest is open to anyone…

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Summary of the EPS Executive Committee

By David Lee. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The Executive Committee of the European Physical society met in Mulhouse, France, on 24 June 2014. This was the first meeting after the elections at Council. In addition to appointing officers, the Executive Committee discussed better communication with Member Societies and Divisions and Groups. Each Member of the Executive Committee acts as a privileged contact to a set of Member Societies and Divisions and Groups.
Among the other items on the agenda were EPS statements, and EPS Action Committees. EPS Members can access summary of the Executive Committee Meeting on the EPS website…

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European consultation on Science 2.0

By David Lee. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The European Commission has opened a consultation on “Science 2.0″. A briefing document has been prepared describing what the European Commission means by Science 2.0, as well as introducing the issues. The consultation is open to all interested parties, and closes on 30 September 2014.
Digital technologies, many of them driven by physics research, have and are changing the way research is conducted and organised. The European Commission, through this consultation, is asking key stakeholders (universities, research funders, libraries, researchers, publishers, businesses) to provide their input…

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EPS Edison Volta Prize announced for the Year of Light 2015

By John Dudley. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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To commemorate the United Nations proclamation of the International Year of Light 2015, the Centro di Cultura Scientifica “Alessandro Volta”, EDISON S.p.A. and the European Physical Society [EPS] are delighted to announce an exceptional call for nominations for the EPS Edison Volta Prize, which will be awarded during 2015 during a special ceremony during the Festival of Light in Como, Italy.
The award – intended to promote excellence in research – will be given in recognition of outstanding research and achievements in physics. The EPS Edison Volta Prize is given either to individuals or…

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Prize for Research into the Science of Light call

By John Dudley. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] Prize for Research into the Science of Light is awarded on behalf of the EPS through its Quantum Electronics & Optics Division [QEOD]. The prize is awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals (no more than three) for scientific excellence in the area of electromagnetic science in its broadest sense, across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves.
The first Prize for Research into the Science of Light was awarded during Nanometa 2013 on 3 January 2013 in Seefeld. Austria, to Philip StJ Russell, from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light…

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A new publication frequency for Europhysics News

By Victor Velasco. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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In response to the decision at 2014 Council to save production costs and to insure that the magazine remains spread widely in Europe, it was agreed to change the publication frequency of Europhysics News.
In 2014 and 2015, Europhysics News will move from 6 printed issues to 5 printed issues. In this way we hope to satisfy the interests of authors and advertisers and achieve the sustainability of the publication.
Europhysics News constantly evolves to better fit the needs and expectations of the readers. The fifth issue will be larger (32 + 16 pages) than the other issues to accommodate extra features and…

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Integration of the physics community in CEI countries into the ERA

By Radu Constantinescu, Goran Djordjevic, David Lee. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The workshop “Widening participation of CEI Countries in the EU Research Programs” – Training and Research in Physics Workshop – was held in Bucharest, Romania, from 25 to 27 May 2014. It was the first working meeting of the consortium, following two preparatory sessions held in Venice and Trieste. At least 2 other workshops will be held in the frame of the project aiming to promote the integration of the physics community in Central and South-Eastern European countries into the ERA.
The project was proposed by a consortium consisting of the European Physical Society and…

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5th International Particle Accelerator Conference

By Andy Wolski. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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The 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference [IPAC'14] took place in Dresden, Germany from 15-20 June 2014. The conference brought together 1,200 accelerator scientists and engineers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in a field that underpins areas of research from high-energy physics to structural biology. As a truly international conference series, the venue for IPAC moves between Asia, Europe and North America on a three-year cycle. Dresden provided a wonderful location for IPAC’14, the second conference in the series to be held in Europe. The programme covered all aspects of accelerator science…

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