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Congratulations to Professor Jo Dunkley on receiving the Rosalind Franklin Award 2016 from the Royal Society. The Royal Society Award is for her research in cosmic microwave background research and for her innovative project to support and encourage girls studying physics. She has recently relocated from Oxford to become Professor of physics & astrophysical sciences at Princeton University. An EPL Perspective article by Professor Dunkley on the Cosmic Microwave Background is available here.

Ugo Fano Symposium 2016 – on Quantum matter and quantum optics will be held on 19-21 December 2016 in Rome. Professor Sir John Pendry (Imperial College, London) has been nominated as the winner of the Ugo Fano Gold Medal 2016 for the physics of metamaterials. The Prize Award Ceremony will take place on Dec 19th 2016 at the Aula Marconi, CNR Headquarters, Rome.

EPS CMD Europhysics Prize – one of Europe’s most prestigious prizes in the field of condensed matter physics. EPL is a co-sponsor of this prize awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals for scientific excellence in the area of condensed matter physics. This year the award went to 5 researchers studying a magnetic skyrmion phase in MnSi, a new state of matter. Details can be found here.

EPS Young Minds Project – EPL provides the Best Activity Award (€500) at the annual EPS Young Minds event. This year the award went to the PONYS (Physics & Optics Naples Young Students) section for activities carried out in the field of outreach, professional development and networking.

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