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Joint EPS-APS Historic Site – The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ

By David Lee. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), located in Princeton, NJ-USA is one of the world’s foremost centers for curiosity-driven basic research. On 9 November 2016, the European Physical Society (EPS) and the American Physical Society (APS) were pleased to offically recognise the IAS as their first Joint Historic Physics Site in the United States. The text of the citation reads: “Honoring the pivotal contributions of the Institute for Advanced Study to the development of theoretical physics, including the work of Albert Einstein and many others.”

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Passion for Knowledge

By Giorgio Benedek. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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A knowledge-based society as fostered by the EU Lisbon Strategy plan actually requires a society-based knowledge, a knowledge with deep roots in the society. Scientific research is traditionally performed in hardly accessible academic institutions or in jealously protected industrial laboratories. There is a growing need for research activity to become a living part of society, to be perceived as a service bringing long-term benefits and a better quality of life.

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Albert Polman is awarded the EPS QEOD Prize for Research into the Science of Light

By Günter Steinmeyer. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of EPS is delighted to announce that Prof. Albert Polman has been elected the winner of the 2017 prize for Research into the Science of Light “for mastering light at the nanoscale and for demonstrating novel applications in nanoscale optical circuits, photovoltaics, and super-resolution imaging”. The prize will be awarded at the forthcoming 6th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (Nanometa) to be held in Seefeld, Austria from January 4-7, 2017.

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Nomination for the EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize 2017

By Holger Kersten. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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This new prize was established in 2008 by the EPS Plasma Physics Division. The prize is not awarded for cumulative career achievements or successful management and leadership. To foster collaborative research, it is allowed to nominate a group of up to three scientists.

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2017 IBA-Europhysics Prize – Call for Nominations

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The board of the European Physical Society (EPS) Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) calls for nominations for the 2017 IBA-Europhysics Prize sponsored by the IBA company, https://iba-worldwide.com/

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EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize 2017 – Nominations are open

By Richard Dendy. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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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.

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

By press release. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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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)

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Historic Groningen hosts the EPS Condensed Matter conference

By Kees van der Beek. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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The biennial conference of the Condensed Matter Division [CMD] convened from 4-9 September 2016 in the historic northern Dutch city of Groningen.

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2016 EPS-AMOPD Young Scientist Prize awarded to Christian Brand

By Dominique Vernhet. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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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”.

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The Autumn-Winter 2015 Emmy Noether Distinction presented to Sibylle Günter

By Minh Quang Tran, Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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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.

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Call for the Research into the Science of Light Prize 2017 – reminder

By Luc Bergé. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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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.

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Call for the Research into the Science of Light Prize 2017

By Luc Bergé. Published on 28 July 2016 in:
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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society is presently soliciting nominations for their biennial prize Research into the Science of Light. Details of the required material to provide are given below.

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