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EPS Historic Site – Lise Meitner and the discovery of nuclear fission

By Mia Halleröd Palmgren. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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On the 29th of October (2016) more than 70 physicists attended the inauguration of the second EPS historic site in Sweden. The Uddmanska house in Kungälv, outside Göteborg, is where the Austrian-Swedish nuclear physicist Lise Meitner was staying when she understood that it was possible to split an atomic nucleus.

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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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Mini-workshop at JINR for the 72th NPD-EPS board meeting

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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The 72nd board of the Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) was held on 27-29 September 2016 at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, RU).

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Featured in EPL

By e-EPS. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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Recent updates and changes can always be found on the journal homepage.

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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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