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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
European Commission, Director-General for Research & Innovation, Mr. Robert-Jan Smits announced as first recipient.
EuroScience, the European grassroots organisation acting since 1997 as a voice for scientists and other stakeholders in science, technology and innovation, has been a keen participant in the discussions and actions to create a new European landscape for science and innovation, and a better working environment for Europe’s scientists.