Antigone Marino is a researcher in physics, at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the Italian National Research Council. She received her doctorate in 2004, at the University of Naples, in Italy. She studies soft matter optics applied to telecommunication, with a special interest in liquid crystal technologies.
The biennial conference of the Condensed Matter Division [CMD] convened from 4-9 September 2016 in the historic northern Dutch city of Groningen.
The 2016 Young Scientist Prize of the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division has been awarded to Dr. Christian Brand from the University of Vienna (Austria) for his outstanding contribution to “matter-wave experiments with complex molecules”.
On 4 July 2016, the Autumn-Winter 2015 Emmy Noether Distinction was presented to Prof. Sibylle Günter, Director at the Max Planck Society and Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany, by Prof. Quang Tran, member of the Executive Committee of EPS, on behalf of the EPS President.
The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is soliciting nominations for the biennial prize Research into the Science of Light to be presented at the Nanometa Conference organised in Seefeld, Austria, between 4-7 January 2017.
Joachim Burgdörfer, Dean of Faculty and Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna- Austria, has been elected as the new Chair of the European Physical Society’s Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD], succeeding Dominique Vernhet from the University Pierre and Marie Curie- Sorbonne Universities in Paris, France, who has led the division for the last three years.
The 5th Young Minds Leadership Meeting (15-16 July 2016) and the 13th Young Minds Action Committee Meeting (14 July 2016) took place in Budapest, hosted by ELTE – the Eotvos Lorand University. It was a three-day marathon, full of exciting events, talks, bright ideas and important news.
The 28th Council meeting of SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) was held on 30-31 May 2016, in Brussels at the Berlaymont building of the European Commission. SESAME is a 3rd generation light source which will use a 2.5 GeV synchrotron ring under construction in Allan, Jordan.
The Dan David Prize is a joint international initiative endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University.
German Physics Departments publish recommendations
Scientific misconduct has gained great public interest in Germany. Two federal ministers had to step down because of plagiarism in their doctoral theses. In reaction to such cases, several organisations have developed recommendations and rules for good scientific practice. However, these recommendations are mostly quite general and often apply better for humanities than for the scientific disciplines.
The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff last month: