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Editorial – European physicists

By Peter M. Schuster. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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My name is Peter and I am the Chairperson of the European Physical Society/History of Physics (EPS/HoP) Group.

A visit to the Parlamentarium at the European Parliamentin Brussels showed me that the striking accents of the exhibition focus on the commonness of European politics and economics, but, where Europe’s shared cultural heritage was illustrated, there was little to be found on the topics of natural sciences and their great discoveries.

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Kumiko Kotera: doing beautiful physics without giving up on family, art and the rest of the world

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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Kumiko Kotera is a young researcher in Astrophysics, at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, (IAP) of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She builds theoretical models to probe the most violent phenomena in the Universe, by deciphering their so-called “astroparticle” messengers (cosmic rays, neutrinos and photons).

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Nominations open for the EPS-Quantum Electronics and Optics Division 2017 Prizes

By Luc Bergé. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is soliciting nominations for the biennial Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes, Fresnel Prizes and Thesis Prizes, which will be presented at the 2017 Edition of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference in Munich, Germany, between Sunday 25 June and Thursday 29 June 2017.

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 News from the EPS 

Autumn-Winter 2016 Emmy Noether distinction to Patricia Bassereau

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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It is a great pleasure to announce that the Autumn-Winter 2016 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Dr. Patricia Bassereau from the Institute Curie of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France. Patricia is a world leader at the Physics-Biology interface and carries out outstanding research on the physics of bio-membranes. She is a role model for how soft matter scientists coming from the physical sciences can make contributions in biology.

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EuroScience statement

By EuroScience. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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EuroScience, the European grassroots organisation of scientists and other stakeholders in science and innovation, is very concerned about the impact that policies in several countries will have on the key tenets of science: the open exchanges of ideas and people.

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 News from Europe 

Police horses contribute to research in physics

By Mia Halleröd Palmgren. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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Recently, fifteen police horses in Gothenburg, Sweden, have contributed to science. They have supported the development of a new method to detect damage in the hooves by using thermoelectric sensors. In the future, hopefully, this technique will be an attractive alternative to other diagnostic tools, for example X-rays.

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 Research news from Europe 

The town meeting at Darmstadt for the NuPECC long range plan

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The European nuclear physics community met at Darmstadt (DE) on January 11th-13th to discuss and finalise the NuPECC Long Range Plan (LRP) 2017. 

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 News from the EPS 

Report on the First Biology for Physics Conference

By Felix Ritort. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The 1st Biology for Physics Conference (BioforPhys17) took place on the 15-18th January 2017 in Barcelona (ES). It was organised by the Small Biosystems laboratory of the University of Barcelona under the auspices of the Division of Physics for Life Sciences (DPL) of the European Physical Society (EPS).

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European Research Area – Progress Report 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The European Research Area (ERA) Progress Report 2016 shows strong progress over the last years on all priorities.

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 Research news from Europe 

2017 King Faisal Prize awarded to Daniel Loss and Laurens Molenkamp

By Sameen Ahmed Khan. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia awarded the 2017 King Faisal International Prize for Science in the field of physics to Daniel Loss of Switzerland and Laurens W. Molenkamp of Netherlands.

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 International 

IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 2017 – call

By Toshiyuki Azuma. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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Nominations are sought for the Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics, which will be awarded in 2017 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics through Commission C15 (AMO Physics).

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 International 

First evidence for matter-antimatter asymmetries in baryon decays by LHCb

By Yves Sirois. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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The LHCb collaboration has published today in Nature Physics the first evidence for the violation of the CP symmetry in baryon decays with statistical significance of 3.3 standard deviations (σ). CP violation has been observed in K and B meson decays, but not yet in any baryon decay.

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