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The EPS Edison Volta Prize 2016 awarded to Michel Orrit

By J.L. Hermans. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The EPS, the Fondazione Alessandro Volta and Edison S.p.A. have awarded the 2016 EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics to Michel A.G.J. Orrit, from Leiden University, the Netherlands “for seminal contributions to optical science, to the field of single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging (first single molecule detection by fluorescence and first optical detection of magnetic resonance in single molecule) and for pioneering investigations into the photoblinking and photobleaching behaviors of individual molecules at the heart of many current optical superresolution experiments.”

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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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European Parliament in support of Research and Innovation

By Walter van Doninck. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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In its plenary session of October 26th 2016 at Strasbourg, the European Parliament (EP) expressed its position with respect to the Draft Budget for the European Union for 2017.  The EP reiterates its commitment to research and growth supported by appropriate funding.

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PiA – Physics in Advent

By Arnulf Quadt. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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With "PiA – Physics in Advent", we created a special and unique kind of Advent calendar: a physics Advent calendar. We introduce young scientists, and anyone else who is interested, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They will arouse interest in doing experiments for yourself and ignite excitement in any observer.

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Neutrons for research and ongoing international collaboration

By Inês Crespo. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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For research purposes, neutrons are released from the nucleus and are used as probes with which researchers can look inside a very wide variety of materials, without damaging them. For example, with neutrons one can look inside a big car engine, investigate drug delivery, see how plants uptake water, get insights into the development of superconductors.

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Activities of the Prague EPS Young Minds section

By Lukas Kramarik. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The Prague (CZ) EPS Young Minds (YM) section was established in April 2015, and since then its members have organised 22 social and scientific events for university and high school students. These events took place mainly at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where the section is based.

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CERN Launches Open Journal of Experimental Innovation – CIJ

By Anaïs Rassat for the KT group. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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CERN’s new on-line journal CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (CIJ) will publish empirical and theoretical research on the practice of strategic technology and innovation management. It is a multi-disciplinary, open on-line journal that focuses on in-situ innovation experimentation, strategic innovation management, knowledge transfer and management, and innovation policy issues.

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NEW!! EPL has joined the world of Twitter

By David Lee. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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EPL, the letters journal that explores the frontiers of physics, has opened a Twitter account. This new account provides EPL with an excellent opportunity to increase engagement with its authors and enhance the visibility of EPL content within the physics community.

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Rüdiger Voss is the next EPS President-elect

By David Lee. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] is pleased to announce that Rüdiger Voss has been elected as the next EPS President-elect. He will take up office as the President of EPS in April 2017, when the term of the current President, Christophe Rossel comes to an end.

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Physics education news

By David Sands. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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Despite this being a relatively quiet summer in Europe for physics education conferences, the Physics Education Division (PED) has been very active in promoting physics education research.

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Report from the ECAMP12 conference

By Dominique Vernhet. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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ECAMP 12, the 12 European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons by the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD] of the EPS took place at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany from September 5-9 2016.

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New EuroScience prize – “Recognition of Lifetime Achievements for European Science and Society”

By press release. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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European Commission, Director-General for Research & Innovation, Mr. Robert-Jan Smits announced as first recipient.

EuroScience, the European grassroots organisation acting since 1997 as a voice for scientists and other stakeholders in science, technology and innovation, has been a keen participant in the discussions and actions to create a new European landscape for science and innovation, and a better working environment for Europe’s scientists.

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