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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities August 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 27 September 2016 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 last month:

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 Events 

Editorial – Pulling together after Brexit

By Matin Durrani. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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Like many physicists in the UK, I spent the final Friday of June in shock. Voters in Britain had just opted by a margin of 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) – and suddenly nothing in the world seemed to make sense any more. I’d never really thought a majority would want a British exit (Brexit) from the EU. As with the referendum over Scottish independence from the UK in 2014, I’d assumed voters would come to their senses at the last minute.

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Portrait of Barbara Capone: when dreams come true

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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Barbara Capone is at present an APART (Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology) Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, at the Physics Department of the Vienna University. She is a young theoretical soft matter physicist, working on developing coarse graining models for soft matter systems to allow the design and simulation of novel materials in the nanoscale.  Her work focuses primarily, but not only, on polymer science.

Below is an interview between Barbara [BC] and Lucia Di Ciaccio [LDC], Chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee of EPS.

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 News from the EPS 

What’s new for 2016 from the EPS Conference Department?

By Ophélia Fornari, Patricia Helfenstein. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
August 2016, January 2016, News, , ,

The European Physical Society has established 3 different formulas of conference managing for its Divisions and Groups, as follow:

  • Basic Option which includes the announcements of your conference through our network tools and the 1st step of abstract submission;
  • Improved Option which includes publicity/communication + management of the abstract submission
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Solar Power to the People

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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The Council of the European Physical Society, held in Mulhouse on 1-2 April 2016, welcomed a round-table on the theme “Physics for Development”.  Several associations and organisations were invited to present their projects: Sunshine4Palestine and Liter of Light, as well as the Basic Science Programme at UNESCO, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics [ICTP] and the International Astronomical Union [IAU].

Lucie Baron, business developer at the French branch of Liter of Light, was one of the invited speakers.

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 International 

OpenLab: a specific action targeting developing countries

By François Piuzzi. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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The OpenLab was initiated by the International Union of Crystallography and UNESCO. It is on of the most successful recent initiatives in the development of physics in developing countries.

This initiative was launched in the frame mark of the International Year of Crystallography. It was made possible due to the strong involvement of Claude LECOMTE, deputy chairman of the International Union of Crystallography [IUCr] and the partnership of dedicated sponsors, generally manufacturers of equipment for crystallography such Agilent, Antonpaar,  Brucker, Dectris, Incoatec, Oxford Cryosystems, PANalytical, Rigoku,  STOE, Xenocs.

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3D Printing for development an initiative of the EPS Physics for Development Group

By François Piuzzi. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
August 2016, March 2016, News, ,

The latest initiative of the Physics for Development group was to launch a program on 3D printing for science with the Cameroon Physical Society in cooperation with Paul Woafo (head of the physics department at Yaoundé 1 University), the founder of the Cameroon Physical Society and its first president. The main goal of this project was to improve the availability of laboratory equipment for use in university, especially for optics accessories. Nowadays taking advantage of the open source availability of 3D design of laboratory equipment it is possible to improve the situation in many universities in which workshops are scarce or not available at all.  Through a close cooperation with the Scientific Fab Lab of ICTP (Trieste) a physicist of Yaoundé University Mr Nana Bonaventure was trained for three months and two 3D printer kits with spare parts were sent to him. He was able to build the two 3D printers and to print different objects.

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NANOMETA 2017 – the abstract submission is now open

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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NANOMETA 2017, 6th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, will take place from 4-7 January 2017 in Seefeld (Tirol), Austria.

NANOMETA 2017 aims to bring together the international Nanotechnology, Photonics and Materials research communities where most recent and challenging results and plans are discussed in the informal setting on a glorious mountaineering resort.

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SESAME: Pre-announcement of call for proposals

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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SESAME expects to put out a call for proposals to carry out experiments at the first two SESAME beamlines (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence and Infra-Red Spectro-microscopy) in the coming month. 

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 International 

Nominations for Editor-in-Chief of EPL are open

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
August 2016, News, , ,

Nominations are now open for the Editor-in-Chief of EPL, a leading global letters journal owned and published by a consortium of 17 national physical societies in Europe. The Editor-in-Chief [EiC] needs to be a recognised authority and leading researcher in a field of physics, and have a broad knowledge and interest in physics and its frontiers. The EiC will need to demonstrate strong commitment and leadership to further develop EPL as a top-ranking journal. Experience with the editorial process for a physics journal is also desirable.

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EPS Executive & Staff activity for July 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 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 last month:

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 Events 

1st Biology for Physics Conference: Is there new Physics in Living Matter?

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
August 2016, December 2016, Events, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, , , , ,

The workshop entitled ¨Biology for Physics: is there new physics in living matter?¨iwill take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 15-18 January 2017. The workshop is organised under the auspices of the Division of Physics for Life Sciences from the European Physical Society [EPS], and will be held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park [PRBB].

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