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EPS Emmy Noether Distinction Spring-Summer 2017 for Women in Physics

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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It is a great pleasure to announce that the Spring-Summer 2017 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics goes to Dr. Catalina Curceanu from the Frascati National Laboratory of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Research (LNF-INFN).

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EPS Physics for Development Group goes back to school

By Joseph Niemela. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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EPS’s primary mission is to “contribute to and promote the advancement of physics, in Europe and in neighbouring countries”, but given the extent to which international collaborations play such an important role in European scientific production—as show up by bibliometric data — it is not entirely outside that mission to look well beyond European borders and help “foster a global research and education system,” taking a phrase from the Second European Report on Science and Technology Indicators. 

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EPS president-elect – Call for nominations

By e-EPS. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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A number of vacancies will arise on the European Physical Society [EPS] Executive Committee in 2018, including the position of President-elect. According to the EPS bylaws, a Selection Committee has been created to establish a list of candidates for the replacement of outgoing members, and for the President-elect.

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New ideas in detection and imaging technologies

By Markus Nordberg. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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As part of the ATTRACT initiative, and co-sponsored by EPS Technology and Innovation Group (TIG), a workshop on new ideas and developments in detection and imaging was held in Tripolis, Greece on May 30th -June 1st .

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2017 EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics prizes awarded in Krakow

By Christian Beck. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the Polish statistical physicist Marian Smoluchowski, and on this occasion the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS organised an anniversary conference in Krakow 3-8 September 2017. Almost 200 statistical physicists from all over the world attended.

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Italy and the ILL: two decades of successful collaboration in neutron science

By Stéphanie Monfront. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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2017 is a milestone year for Italy at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), marking the 20th anniversary of its Scientific Membership. Looking back over the last two decades, the collaboration is particularly impressive in terms of the variety, novelty and importance of its many achievements.

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Nanoalloys ten times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells

By Chalmers University of Technology. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production. 

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A gender inversion for the Solvay picture at the 103th annual congress of SIF

By Angela Bracco. Published on 26 September 2017 in:
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Within the annual congress of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) the entire morning of September 14 was dedicated to two very interesting round tables, one  organized by the University of Trento  (Chiara La Tessa and Alessandra Saletti) on “Research: which opportunities are there  for women” and another organized organized by SIF (Luisa Cifarelli) on “Physics, singular feminine”.

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VIRGO and LIGO together, in quest of gravitational waves

By Federico Ferrini. Published on 08 August 2017 in:
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Cascina, 4 August 2017 – On Tuesday August 1st at 10 UCT the LIGO and VIRGO interferometers officially started taking data jointly.

Two perspectives justify the interest of international physics community on this date, the first concerns the conclusion of the construction and the start of operations of the European detector VIRGO, the second is the beginning of the systematic exploration of the Universe with the global network of new generation interferometers.

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2017 EPS Solar Physics Division Prizes

By Manolis Georgoulis. Published on 08 August 2017 in:
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In a consultation process kicked off  in 2015, the ESPD / EPS decided in 2016 to implement three Division Prizes, foreseen by its statutes and bylaws since its establishment in 2008: a Senior Prize, presented to a distinguished senior solar scientist for a life-long prolific career or scholarship, an Early Career Prize, presented to a solar scientist with an outstanding research track record up to four years after the completion of his / her PhD Thesis and a PhD Thesis Prize, presented to a young researcher who achieved significant doctoral work and a successful PhD Thesis completion over the previous calendar year. The PhD Thesis and Early Career Prizes are awarded annually, while the Senior Prize is triennial.

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Microwaves reveal detailed structure of molecular motor

By DESY. Published on 08 August 2017 in:
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A team of scientists has used microwaves to unravel the exact structure of a tiny molecular motor. The nano-machine consists of just a single molecule, made up of 27 carbon and 20 hydrogen atoms (C27H20). Like a macroscopic motor it has a stator and a rotor, connected by an axle. The analysis reveals just how the individual parts of the motor are constructed and arranged with respect to each other. The team led by DESY Leading Scientist Melanie Schnell reports the results in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Launch of 4open – a new Open Access journal from EDP Sciences

By EDP Sciences. Published on 08 August 2017 in:
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EDP Sciences, a learned society owned publisher, has announced the launch of a new multi- and inter-disciplinary Open Access journal: 4open.

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