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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities October 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 24 November 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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Editorial – The recipe of communication in science

By Araceli Venegas Gómez. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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My name is Araceli, and presently I am doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Andrew Daley.

Throughout my childhood the process of learning science relied basically on educators together with books. Nowadays, the access to all kind of videos and online courses is only a stone’s throw away, thanks to new technologies. The means used to teach and communicate science have changed over the years. Nevertheless, the general way to connect with people remains basically unaltered.

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EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize 2017 – Nominations are open

By Richard Dendy. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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Nominations for the EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize 2017 “For outstanding contributions to plasma physics” are now open.

The prize was established by the EPS Plasma Physics Division in 2000 and is awarded for research achievements which have either already shaped the field of plasma physics or have demonstrated the potential to do so in future. To recognize collaborative research, a group of up to three individual scientists may be nominated.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

By press release. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 with one half to David J. Thouless (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA) and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane (Princeton University, NJ, USA) and J. Michael Kosterlitz (Brown University, Providence, RI, USA)

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Rüdiger Voss is the next EPS President-elect

By David Lee. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] is pleased to announce that Rüdiger Voss has been elected as the next EPS President-elect. He will take up office as the President of EPS in April 2017, when the term of the current President, Christophe Rossel comes to an end.

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Physics education news

By David Sands. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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Despite this being a relatively quiet summer in Europe for physics education conferences, the Physics Education Division (PED) has been very active in promoting physics education research.

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Report from the ECAMP12 conference

By Dominique Vernhet. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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ECAMP 12, the 12 European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons by the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD] of the EPS took place at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany from September 5-9 2016.

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Gazeta de Física: a year to celebrate

By Goncalo Figueira. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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Gazeta de Física, the quarterly magazine of the Portuguese Physical Society, turns 70 this October. Published for the first time in 1946, it is one of the longest-running publications aimed at scientific dissemination in Portuguese.

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Croatian Physical Society summer school for young physicists

By Nikola Poljak. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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This year, the 31th summer school for young physicists was held from 20-26 June 2016 in Veli Losinj, Croatia. The school was attended by 31 students who were all competitors in state and international physics competitions, tournaments and Olympiads.

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Mission complete: Rosetta’s journey ends in daring descent to comet

By ESA press release. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.

Confirmation of the end of the mission arrived at ESA’s control centre in Darmstadt, Germany at 11:19 GMT (13:19 CEST) with the loss of Rosetta’s signal upon impact.

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Diving into the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics took place in Pöllau, Austria, from 4-6 September 2016. During the event, Yanis Bitsakis, historian of sciences and member of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, presented this extraordinary device and the results recently released.

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Research project on the use of information in the innovation process

By Valerie Gray. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The mission statement of the European Patent Office (EPO) is that “we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through a commitment to high quality and efficient services”. One of these services is “patent information”.

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