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Editorial – It is thanks to you

By David Lee. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The annual Council Meeting of the European Physical Society was held on 31 March – 1 April 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany. The EPS Council is composed of representatives of the 42 EPS Member Societies and the chairpersons of the 12 Divisions, 6 Groups, and 6 Committees. Individual Members and Associate Members are each represented by 5 elected delegates. A more extensive summary of the Council meeting can be read in the report by G. Gunaratnam.

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New prize of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS – call for nominations

By Christian Beck. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) calls for nominations for two newly created prizes of this Division: the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize and the EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize.

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Report on the EPS Council 2017

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The EPS Council 2017 took place from 31st March to 1st April in Erlangen, Germany.

Hosted in the splendid building of the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light [MPI], the meeting gathered together more than 60 members, representatives of the main European Physical Societies, as well as numerous Associate Members of the Society.

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DPG President Rolf-Dieter Heuer chairs the council of the new SESAME Accelerator Centre in the Middle East

By Gerhard Samulat. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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On 16 May 2017 the ultra-modern accelerator centre opened in the presence of King Abdullah II of Jordan. A scholarship program of the German Physical Society enables young scientists to carry out research there.

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The March for Science in France: a great success

By Luc Bergé. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The day before the first round of the presidential election in France was also the day of the ‘March for Science’. One might have feared a massive abstention for this last event. This was not the case.

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Science around me: physics for all

By Giovanna Ruello. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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On 2012 in Messina, a city located in the north-east of Sicily, a little group of Physics Master and PhD students joined the Young Mind Project starting a chapter with the aim of fostering scientific discussions and the spread of knowledge.

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LEAPS: devising a new era of accelerator-based photon science in Europe

By Carolin Hahn. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The Directors of the European Synchrotron and FEL user facilities have decided to establish a strategic partnership – the League of European Accelerator based-Photon Sources (LEAPS)– which aims for an unprecedented level of cooperation and development and outreach to academic and industrial users as well as to the general public.

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Biggest X-ray laser in the world generates its first laser light

By DESY, European XFEL. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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In the metropolitan region of Hamburg, the European XFEL, the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has reached the last major milestone before the official opening in September. The 3.4 km long facility, most of which is located in underground tunnels, has generated its first X-ray laser light. The X-ray light has a wavelength of 0.8 nm—about 500 times shorter than that of visible light. At first lasing, the laser had a repetition rate of one pulse per second, which will later increase to 27 000 per second.

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CERN and the American Physical Society sign an open access agreement for SCOAP3

By CERN. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the American Physical Society (APS) signed an agreement today for SCOAP3 – the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. Under this agreement, high-energy physics articles published in three leading journals of the APS will be open access as from January 2018.

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MCDA and EPS Young Minds section in Morocco – converting Kerosene lamps

By Ahmed Ouarab. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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During the first week of April 2017, the associations MCDA, Migrations Co-developpement Alsace (1) and Liter of light France (2), in close cooperation with the new EPS Young Minds Beni-Mellal section, replaced Kerosene lamps by solar lamp kits in families using this fossil energy lighting.

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News from the Donostia International Physics Center

By Amaia Arregi. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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Donostia International Physics Center is a Basque centre in the cutting edge of Physics Research that also assumes the responsibility to convey scientific culture to society.

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The 2018 Roadmap of the European Strategic Forum for Research (ESFRI): Physics and Engineering

By José Luis Martínez. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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Following the decision of the Competitiveness Council of the EU and the ESFRI forum, the roadmap for Research Infrastructures (RI) in Europe is reviewed and updated after a second year. For the new roadmap 2018, the official launching was produced at Cape Town (South Africa) in October 2016 during the ICRI conference.

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