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EPS Executive and Staff activity for February 2015

By e-EPS. Published on 30 March 2015 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Click here for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for the last month.
2 February: The Executive Committee meeting was organised by Elisabeth Rachlewmember of the EPS Executive Committee, and took place in Stockholm at KTH Physics – AlbaNova.

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Editorial – Hitting the nail on the head

By David Lee. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The Opening Ceremony of the International year of Light took place in Paris on 19-20 January 2015. It was a wonderful event, full of exciting science, inspiring uses of technology for social progress, and beautiful artistic representations. Since then, I have been in a number of conversations where people have asked “what is the lasting impact”?
Actually, this question gets asked a lot in any context where the scientific community in general, and the European Physical Society [EPS] in particular becomes involved in outreach or policy initiatives. While it is a good question, and requires a reply, it can be misleading. When it gets asked, the questioner wants to know what this one event (this …

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2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize goes to ESA’s Planck Mission team

By John Dudley. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS], the Centro di Cultura Scientifica Alessandro Volta and Edison S.p.A. are delighted to announce the award of the 2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics to the three principal scientific leaders of the European Space Agency’s [ESA] Planck Mission:

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EPS letter to the president of the European Commission on the re-allocation of H2020 funds

By John Dudley, Christophe Rossel. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] has written a letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, expressing concern over the re-allocation of funds from the Horizon 2020 budget.
Research and development are key drivers of prosperity, and reducing Europe’s capacity to finance frontier research jeopardizes its ability to develop the future technology that will be important for economic growth, job creation, and addressing societal challenges.

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International Year of Light news

By e-EPS, Andreas Boettcher. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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2nd Art, Science, City International Conference 2015 – Barcelona, Spain
Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light in Munich, Germany
ARTE Future – a TV series on tomorrow’s light technologies

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IYL 2015 – activities in the Netherlands

By NNV. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The International Year of Light 2015 officially kicked off in the Netherlands in a meeting that took place on took place on 19 January in Amsterdam. This is only the beginning, and there are many more events planned through the year. The events planned for February are presented.

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Additional Greenhouse effect is extremely likely to be happening

By Herbert Fischer. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] published the Synthesis of the 5th Assessment Report. The results of their investigations are stated very clearly. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The atmosphere and the ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow/ice have diminished, and the sea level has risen. In addition, the mean surface temperature in 2014, based on global

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A flying start for CERN in H2020

By EU Projects Office. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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Following successful participation in a string of some 90 projects within FP7, CERN is actively involved in Horizon 2020. In 2014, nearly 60 proposals involving CERN’s participation were submitted to various H2020 sub-programmes and the hope is that many more will follow in 2015.

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Call for papers for the FIAT LUX conference

By Eugenio Fazio. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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Within the framework of the UNESCO activities for 2015 – The International Year of Light, you are cordially invited to attend and submit memories to the international scientific and theological Conference FIAT LUX (Let there be light), Roma (Italy), from 3-5 June 2015.

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Read about light!

By e-EPS. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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A selection of publications on light by Physics World, EPL, Journal of Optics, the Amercian Physical Society, Springer and Elsevier.

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ICPS 2015 – physics students gathering this year in Croatia

By Eugen Rožić. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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The International Conference of Physics Students [ICPS] is an event where physics students from around the world gather each year for a week to meet their colleagues, present their work, attend lectures held by renowned physicists, participate in workshops and round tables on various topics, visit local institutes and labs, go on organized trips and much more – all on a student budget.

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OpenAIRE2020 – a new horizon for open science

By e-EPS. Published on 24 February 2015 in:
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OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) is a three-year project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme [FP7] of the European Commission that ran from 2009 to 2012. It is a collaborative European effort working towards a common goal to bring a change in implementing open access for the benefit of innovation, industry and society. All partners welcomed the effort to make open access a truly global reality during this pivotal phase in scholarly communication.
OpenAIRE currently maintains an interoperable and validated network of more than 520 repositories and Open …

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