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Editorial – Physicists marched for science

By Michel Spiro. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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The global event « March for Science » took place on 22 April 2017 in 500 cities worldwide, including 20 in France.  More than 5000 people took part in the march organised in Paris, including many directors of large research centres and members of the French Academy of Sciences. The March for Science has 4 main objectives:

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From Turkey to Japan: the key point is to know what you want

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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Gülfem SÜSOY DOĞAN is a young researcher in nuclear physics at Istanbul University. She obtained a Master degree in 2010 and a PhD degree in 2015 from the Istanbul University Nuclear Physics Division. She worked as a guest researcher at Osaka University in 2014-2015 (based in Japan) and participated in nuclear physics experiments at Caen-France GANIL, at Tokyo HIMAC Research Centre and at Yale University.

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EPS Special Activity Fund – first call for projects open

By David Lee. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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The EPS Council decided to establish the EPS Special Activity Fund in 2016.The dual purpose of this fund was to allow donors to contribute to a fund to finance projects that go beyond the standard EPS activity, and to allow organisers to apply to the fund for EPS financing.

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EPS is a partner of CREATIONS

By e-EPS. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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How can young people’s interest in science be increased? 16 partners from ten European countries want to break new ground. In CREATIONS, a project funded by the European Union, they develop creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom.

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Quantum Computers for Exponentially Hard Problems

By Peter D. Drummond, Margaret D. Reid. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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A new generation of application specific quantum computers has shown great promise in solving exponentially hard problems that are inaccessible to classical computers, by employing innovative designs that do not utilize traditional gate-based architectures. The real world problems that can be treated range from issues important to industry, to the most challenging problems in cosmology. This article will explain these novel approaches being investigated at Swinburne University and elsewhere, with experiments and theory planned or underway in Australia, Japan, Europe and the USA.

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Optical fingerprints can reveal environmental gases

By Mia Halleröd Palmgren. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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More efficient sensors are needed to be able to detect environmental pollution. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials. The novel method could improve environmental sensing in the future. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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New insights in accelerator-driven systems

By Markus Nordberg. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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As part of EUCARD2 activities, and co-sponsored by EPS Technology and Innovation Group (TIG), a workshop on the status of new developments in Accelerator-Driven Systems or ADS was held at CERN on February 7-9.

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ICSU Grants Programme

By e-EPS. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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Three Projects are being awarded under the 2016-2019 Grants Programme:

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 International 

One major step towards the design of controlled thermal expansion materials

By Andrea Sanson. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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Thermal expansion is critical in many technological applications and its control represents a challenge for the material design. An international team of researchers from China, Italy, United Kingdom and United States has developed a method to control the thermal expansion in framework materials through a redox intercalation process. The study, conducted in part at the XAFS beamline of Elettra, is reported in Nature Communications.

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The University of Basel is recruiting

By e-EPS. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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The Department of Physics of the University of Basel, Switzerland, is recruiting a PhD Excellence Fellowships.

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Launch of the committee “Lumière et Société”

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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In 2015, the International Year of Light (IYL2015) encountered a big success in France. Hundreds of events organised through the country touched thousands of people and saw the emergence of a community driven by projects involving light.

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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Europhysics News Vol. 48/2 can be downloaded at the magazine’s website.

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