The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff for January 2016:
The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee [NuPECC] has just started the process for the preparation of a new Long Range Plan (LRP) for nuclear science in Europe. A new European strategy document is indeed needed since the last one dates from 2010 and because these documents are important references for research in the field over a period of 5-7 years.
It is a great pleasure to announce that the Autumn-Winter 2015 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics has been awarded to Prof. Sibylle Guenter from the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics [IPP] in Garching, Germany. Sibylle is one of the leading theoretical physicists in the field of magnetic fusion plasmas.
In December 2015, scientists and engineers started the installation of KM3NeT.. Once completed, it will be the largest neutrino detector in the Northern Hemisphere. Located in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, the telescope will be used to study the fundamental properties of neutrinos and map the high-energy cosmic neutrinos emanating from extreme cataclysmic events in the Universe.
Calls for nominations are still open for the following EPS distinctions and prizes:
– EPS Fellows
– EPS Honorary Members
– the Gero Thomas medal
The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division [QEOD] of the European Physical Society [EPS] is presently soliciting nominations for their biennial prize in ‘Research in Laser Science and Applications’ to be presented at the 2016 Europhoton Conference on Solid-State, Fibre and Waveguide Coherent Light Sources. Details of the application procedure and information required are given below.
From 8 to 10 December, 18 teachers from all over France attended a three-day training course on matter, organised by the LAMAP Foundation (Fondation La main à la pâte, see here) and hosted by CERN and S’Cool Lab.
In the 20th century, Ukraine held a respected position in the international physics community due to the quality of its research and researchers. However, in the 21st century, the physics community, like much of the rest of Ukraine, is facing many challenges.
During the workshop called “Integrating Access to Pan-European Research Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe” [INARIE], a common declaration on supporting the access to pan‐European research infrastructures by scientists of small- and medium‐size countries was signed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the European Physical Society and the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.
The HEPP Board of the European Physical Society is soliciting Expressions of Interest [EoI] from potential hosts of the EPS-HEP conference in 2019. These EoIs should contain some preliminary information on the Local Organizing Committee, the Universities and/or Laboratories involved, the location of the conference, the foreseen costs, the expected financial contributions from sources other than conference fees.
CAMBRIDGE, MA | December 8, 2015—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has named physicist Federico Capasso and electrical engineer Alfred Cho as the recipients of the 2015 Rumford Prize in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology. This award will be presented to Dr. Capasso and Dr. Cho, both of whom are members of the Academy, on April 14, 2016 at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Less than ten years after its selection by the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures [ESFRI] to be part of Europe’s Roadmap of research infrastructures of pan-European interest, the Extreme Light Infrastructure’s implementation is close to completion on three sites in Czech Republic (ELI-Beams), Hungary (ELI-Attosecond) and Romania (ELI-Nuclear Physics), and the ELI project is about to become one of the “ESFRI landmarks”, for its key role as reference project of scientific excellence and of competitiveness of the European Research Area [ERA].