Prize calls & announcements

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Nominate a deserving (woman) physicist

In 2013, the European Physical Society [EPS] launched the Emmy Noether Distinction to recognize noteworthy women physicists.

Emmy Noether was an influential theoretical physicist, and a role model for future generations of physicists. The laureates of the Emmy Noether Distinction are chosen for their capacity to inspire the next generation of scientists, and especially encourage women to handle careers in physics.

The first prizes were awarded to:

  • Dr. Alessandra Gatti, for her contributions to physics, the introduction of concepts of quantum images, spatial entanglement, and quantum entangled images.
  • Professor Nynke Dekker, for her research including the study of different proteins on DNA and RNA.
  • Dr. Rumiana Dimova, for her distinguished contributions to membrane biophysics.

The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics is awarded twice a year: in winter and in summer. The selection committee, appointed by the EPS Equal Opportunities Committee, will consider nominations for woman scientists working in Europe.

To make a nomination, please email the following information to the EPS Secretariat:
- A cover letter, detailing (in no more than 3 paragraphs) the motivation for awarding the Emmy Noether distinction to the nominee;
- The nominee’s name, institution and email;
- The nominee’s résumé;
- The nominator’s name, institution, and email.

The distinction charter can be downloaded on the EPS website. Read more about the distinction on the EPS website.

EPS Edison Volta Prize announced for the Year of Light 2015

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 groups of up to three people. The award consists of a diploma, a medal and €10,000 in prize money.

Nominations for the EPS Edison Volta Prize 2014 should include:

  • personal details about the nominee(s), including biographical statements
  • citations highlighting the work of the nominee(s)
  • up to three statements of support from individuals who are familiar with such.

Nomination should be send to the EPS Secretariat. The deadline is extended to 10 November 2014.

The Prize was established in 2011 by the Centro di Cultura Scientifica “Alessandro Volta”, EDISON S.p.A. and the EPS.

Further information is available on the EPS website.

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