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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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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Rocío Borrego Varillas: doing what you really like helps coping with difficulties

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 24 January 2017 in:
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Rocío Borrego Varillas is a young postdoctoral researcher in Physics, who after graduating from the University of Salamanca in Spain, obtained a Marie-Curie fellowship. She is at present Research Fellow at the Politecnico of Milano where she works in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy in the UV range.

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Victor R. Velasco is the new Editor of Europhysics News

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 24 January 2014 in:
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After 8 years of hard work, Claude Sébenne’s term as editor of Europhysics News [EPN] has come to an end. The EPS welcomes his successor, Victor R. Velasco from the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid [ICMM]. e-EPS spoke with him. Find out his ambitions for the magazine.

In few sentences, what is your background in science?

I studied Physics at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid [UAM], and got my Ph.D in 1979. I did Post-Doctoral…

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2nd EPS Emmy Noether Distinction 2013

By Jo Lister. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics has been given by the EPS Executive Committee to Prof. Nynke Dekker of the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and we offer our heartfelt congratulations.

A laudation has been prepared by Prof. van der Hagen, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Delft University of Technology, and can be read in the Europhysicsnews [EPN]. As a summary, N. Dekker’s scientific career started in Yale University where she attended physics and applied mathematics courses. She moved to Leiden University for…

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Interview with Graeme Watt, Executive Editor of EPL

By Graeme Watt. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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EPL is a publication of the EPS for more than 25 years. e-EPS spoke with Graeme Watt, executive editor of EPL since 2006.

What are the duties of an executive editor?

My role is to represent the journal to the scientific community and increase visibility by attending conferences, interacting with participants, developing a strategy for growth and development, devising promotion activities…

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The long-awaited discovery – an interview with Guido Tonelli

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 19 July 2012 in:
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On 4 July this year – following the announcement of the new particle discovery from CERN – European Physical Society president Luisa Cifarelli interviewed Guido Tonelli, former spokesperson of CERN’s CMS Collaboration.

Hello, Guido.
With respect to today’s exciting announcement, how are you feeling?

It is very difficult for me to describe today’s emotions. For people that have been searching…

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Interview with Michèle Leduc

By e-EPS. Published on 07 September 2011 in:
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The first in a series of features, e-EPS has posed some questions, on the state of physics today, to the Honorary Members of the European Physical Society. This month, we interviewed Michèle Leduc.

Please describe what, in your opinion, are the main challenges in physics research. This can include discoveries to be made, questions to be answered, contributions to society and the economy…

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Physics World: reporting from the frontiers of science

By Matin Durrani. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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e-EPS spoke with Matin Durrani, the editor of Physics World, the membership magazine of the UK Institute of Physics.

Who is Physics World aimed at?

The readers of Physics World, and its sister website, all have one thing in common: a love and passion for physics – whether they’re using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to search for the Higgs boson or building a new…

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