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AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour: call for nominations 2018

By Olivia Samardzic. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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The Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Women in Physics Lecture Tour (WIP) celebrates the contribution of women to advances in physics. Under this scheme, a woman who has made a significant contribution in a field of physics will be selected to present lectures in venues arranged by each participating branch of the AIP.  Nominations are currently sought for the AIP WIP Lecturer for 2018. We are seeking a woman working overseas who:

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QUIZ Física

By Teresa Coimbra. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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The activity entitled “Physics Quiz” took place in the afternoon of the 4th of October at the physics department of the University of Aveiro (PT)

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Natasha Jeffrey: looking at the beautiful Sun and (much) more

By Lucia Di Ciaccio, Natasha Jeffrey. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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Natasha Jeffrey is an early career researcher in solar physics at the University of Glasgow, UK, a world-leading solar group. She is interested in solar flare plasma physics and studies the largest explosions in the solar system, solar flares, a key component of space weather. She uses both observational tools and modelling to understand how flares accelerate and transport high energy particles efficiently, a vital topic in all high-energy astrophysics. In 2016, she received the EPS Plasma Physics Thesis Prize and in 2017, the European Solar Physics Division Early Career Researcher Award. In 2018, she will receive the European Geosciences Union ST Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award.

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UNESCO proclaims May 16th as the International Day of Light

By e-EPS. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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PARIS, 14 November 2017: The 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has today proclaimed the date of May 16th as the International Day of Light. The proclamation of this annual International Day will enable global appreciation of the central role that light and light-based technologies play in the lives of the citizens of the world in areas of science, technology, culture, education, and sustainable development.

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The Australian SKA Pathfinder: A ‘next generation’ Radio Telescope

By Douglas C.-J. Bock. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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The Australian SKA Pathfinder is a new 36-element radio interferometer designed to be a fast survey telescope. Its key technology, phased-array receivers designed by CSIRO, has shown proven advantages in bandwidth, field of view and adaptability. ASKAP is located at a superbly ‘radio quiet’ site in Western Australia, one of the sites that will house the international Square Kilometre Array.

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2018 Lise Meitner Prize for Nuclear Science: call for nominations

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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The board of the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) calls for nominations for the 2018 “Lise Meitner Prize”. The award will be given to one or several individuals for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science. The board welcomes proposals which represent the breadth and strength of European Nuclear Science.

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New Data on Gender Inequality in Sciences Salaries

By American Institute of Physics. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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There is a difference between male and female physics faculty salaries and the culture of physics is partly to blame, according to an article that is available for free this month from Physics Today, the world’s most influential and closely followed magazine devoted to physics and the physical sciences community.

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The KM3NeT/ORCA neutrino detector is coming online

By KM3NeT Collaboration. Published on 20 November 2017 in:
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On 22 September 2017, after a two-day long sea operation, the first detection unit of the ORCA neutrino telescope came online. This marks an important milestone of the scientific and technological endeavour of the international KM3NeT Collaboration.

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Editorial – 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics to Gravitational Waves

By Federico Ferrini. Published on 23 October 2017 in:
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On Tuesday the 3th of October, at least the several hundreds members of LIGO & VIRGO collaboration where anxiously waiting for the start of the streaming from the Swedish Academy of Science, around 11:30 CET, to follow the attribution of the Nobel Prize for Physics.

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IBM’s Zurich Laboratory Honoured with Historic Site Distinction

By Christopher Sciacca. Published on 23 October 2017 in:
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“Teamwork, not only within the borders of a country, but also among countries, has become an imperative necessity of our jet-age era. Advances in the fields of human endeavours are due to a large extent to the cooperation of the best brains and talent available everywhere.” These words were spoken in 1956 by the then [...]

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EPS announces the winners of the EPS Early Career Prize

By David Lee. Published on 23 October 2017 in:
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The European Physical Society is pleased to announce that the 2017 EPS Early Career Prizes have been awarded to:

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60th International Conference for Students of Physics and Natural Sciences “Open Readings”

By Mažena Mackoit Sinkevičienė. Published on 23 October 2017 in:
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This year’s “Open Readings” gathered over 350 participants from more than 20 different countries and 9 invited speakers from among the world’s top scientists:

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