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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities October 2016

By e-EPS. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff last month:

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EPS Special Activity Fund

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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The European Physical Society is in the process of setting up a Special Activity Fund to support actions that are not in the mainstream of EPS tasks or that need special financing beyond the regular EPS budget. This Fund will be comprised of contributions from EPS Individual Members and other private sponsors and donors. The EPS hopes to mobilise the support of its network of over 130’000 physicist who can contribute, through their individual donations, to projects not only in Europe but also in developing countries. The Fund will be supervised by an independent group of persons, external to the EPS Executive Committee and checked regularly by an external audit

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EPS Executive Committee meeting in Brussels

By David Lee. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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The EPS Executive Committee met in Brussels on 17-20 October 2015. The meeting was chaired by the EPS President, C. Rossel. The Members of the Executive Committee present were: A. Bracco, L. Di Ciaccio, A. Friberg, Z. Fulop, C. Hidalgo, G. Leuchs, E. Rachlew, M. Reiffers and F. Saunders. Excused were J. Dudley, T. Müller, and S. Sotiriou. Invited were E. van Groningen, C. Latimer, D. Lee, and V. Velasco.

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New chair for the EPS Physics for Development Group

By François Piuzzi. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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The group has a new chairman, Ernst van Groningen. He is the director of the physics program at the International Science Program [ISP] located in Uppsala, Sweden. He is a renowned scientist and an expert in the scientific cooperation with developing countries.
The group needs to better define its positioning and to think and design new action types by particularly promoting the application of new methods or/and new technologies to create a better situation for physics in developing countries.

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EPS Young Minds Session at EuNPC

By Ulrike Ritzmann. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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In the early stage of their training, young researchers need to learn a lot of skills for their future career. In order to assist with these challenges, the EPS Young Mind Project organised a special session at the European Nuclear Physics Conference, which took place in September in Groningen (NL). In this session invited speakers gave overview talks to train young scientists for their professional knowledge as well as in promoting science.
An introduction of the Young Minds Project was given by Ulrike Ritzmann highlighting the fast growth of the project in the last five years and the variety of different actions of the self-organised sections. More than 30 self-organised sections in Europe engage in outreach activities, seminars and workshops to promote science and to broaden the knowledge in science and beyond train their professional skills.

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for July 2015

By e-EPS. Published on 20 August 2015 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff for July 2015:

  • 1 July : John Dudley, EPS vice-president, represented EPS and IYL2015 at a meeting during ICMAT 2015 in Singapore hosted by IYL2015 Founding Partner IEEE Photonics Society on potential IYL follow-up actions..
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The power of physics: physics as myth-buster

By David Mateos, Beatriz G. del Río and Verónica González-Fernández. Published on 28 July 2015 in:
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The Young Minds Valladolid section is included in the non-profit association Physics League which has engaged in several outreach activities in 2015. One of them is a show to demystify some of the most common beliefs of pseudo-science called “The power of physics”. In this show some apparently ‘paranormal’ tricks or “superpowers” are easily explained with physical laws. For instance:

  • Levitation: We have constructed the same levitating system with steel rods used by ‘yogis’ in…

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for June 2015

By e-EPS. Published on 28 July 2015 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff for June 2015:

  • 2 June: David Lee, EPS secretary General and Gina Gunaratnam, communication coordinator, attended the EPN Core Group meeting in Paris (FR). G. Gunaratnam met with Jessika Ekon from EDP Sciences.
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Naples 4 Nepal, an EPS Young Minds activity

By Marina Corradini. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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On 25 April 2015, at 06:11 UTC, Nepal was shaken by a violent earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.8 Mw. Its epicentre was located in the north-west of the capital Kathmandu. In a few seconds, entire villages were flattened: nine thousand deaths, nineteen thousand people injured, with hundreds missing, and thousands more homeless.

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for May 2015

By e-EPS. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff for May 2015.
4 May: L. Di Ciaccio, EPS Executive Committee Honorary Secretary, presented the Emmy Noether award to prof. A. L’Huillier in Freiburg im Breisgau, DE.
5 May: D. Lee, EPS Secretary General and J. Rivero attended the CSA-PPP Meeting in Brussels (BE).
6 May: Christophe Rossel, EPS president, represented EPS at the EPS Historic Site ceremony for the celebrated …

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EPS Nuclear Physics Division contributions for the IYL 2015

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 26 May 2015 in:
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The International Year of the Light 2015 [IYL 2015] is celebrated worldwide with many events and initiatives. The European Physical Society is one of the founding partners of the IYL2015 and the Board of the Nuclear Physics Division of EPS also contributes to this effort with dedicated publications foreseen in journals like Europhysics News and through other actions in different media.

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SkyLight – a Global Science Opera

By Oded Ben-Horin. Published on 26 May 2015 in:
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During 2015, hundreds of students from schools in up to 30 countries within the Galileo Teacher Training Program, the Global Hands on Universe (GHOU) and leading cultural institutions will collaborate to create and simultaneously perform a Science Opera inspired by Cosmic Light together with the support of real-time technological collaboration. This will provide a platform for both creative science learning as well as cross-border friendship and cooperation.

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