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The Hotel Metropole in Brussels distiguished as EPS Historic Site

By Jozef Ongena. Published on 15 December 2015 in:
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On 24 October 2015, the European Physical Society [EPS], the Belgian Physical Society [BPS, short for ‘Belgische Natuurkundige Vereniging – Société Belge de Physique’] and the International Solvay Institutes [ISI] honoured the Hotel Metropole in Brussels as EPS Historic Site. At the initiative of Ernest Solvay, the Hotel Metropole hosted in 1911 the first Solvay Council where the foundations of Quantum Physics where laid. A commemorative plaque was unveiled in the lobby of the hotel by the President of the EPS, Christophe Rossel, and the President of BPS, Jef Ongena, following an academic session attended by 80 participants.

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Editorial – The road to Brussels

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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Being elected in a new position is always a nice and enjoyable recognition, also for a scientist. Once the stress and uncertainty of the election are over, the candidate can concentrate on his new duty and prepare to face the coming challenges. The difference here with politicians is that he doesn’t need to manoeuvre during his term to please his electors or own party with empty promises motivated by his wish for re-election.
This being said, I feel really honoured and happy to serve the cause of the EPS in the coming years, first as President-elect and later as President. I would like to take this opportunity to thank…

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Gender Summit 4 – EU 2014

By Henrietta Dale. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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The Gender Summit 4 – EU 2014 [GS4-Europe] will take place from 30 June-1 July 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This edition will focus the discussion on theme “From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy”.
The GS4 – Europe will, again, bring together experts from research, industry and policy to jointly establish practical and effective ways of improving quality and impact of research and innovation, and the gender issues relating to science knowledge making and application…

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Second European Gender Summit

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The Second European Gender Summit is being held at the European Parliament, in Brussels on 29-30 November this year. The summit – which will bring together around 400 participants and 30 top-level international speakers – will provide an arena for the discussion of how gender is viewed in the culture of research and innovation, what potential changes could be made in this field and to begin consultation for the creation of a Joint Gender Quality Standard…

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Physics for Development Conference

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The first Physics for Development Conference is being held at the Palais des Académies, in Brussels, on 11-12 October this year. The meeting – which will look at research and teaching in those countries with a low overall standard of physics funding – aims to create innovative approaches in this area to benefit the global physics community.

The event – which is being organised by the Physics for Development group of the European Physical Society – is sponsored by the CEA and Horiba Jobin Yvon…

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