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Young Ukrainian physicists who fled the war took part in DPG Spring meetings

By Mikhail Belogolovskii. Published on 20 July 2017 in:
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This article highlights the difficult conditions in which physicists (and other scientists)  from the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces as a consequence of the military conflict in eastern Ukraine that has caused more then 10,000 deaths and over 25,000 injuries.

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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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Young Physicists at CMD 27

By Kees van der Beek. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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EPS Young Minds and the Young DPG are organising a specific programme for young physicists (Master students, graduate students, post-docs) at CMD 27.

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EPS Condensed Matter Division : CMD 27 – DPG Spring meeting : call for session proposals

By Kees van der Beek. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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The next conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the EPS, CMD 27, will be held jointly with the Spring meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) of the German Physical Society DPG in Berlin, on March 11th – 16th, 2018. For this special edition of CMD, marking the 50th anniversary of the EPS, we are expecting over 5,000 participants from all over Europe.

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Dieter Meschede to be President of the German Physical Society from 2018 to 2020

By Gerhard Samulat. Published on 21 March 2017 in:
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The Council of the DPG unanimously elected the Bonn Professor of Physics Dieter Meschede as the DPG’s next President for the term of office from 2018. With some 62,000 members, the DPG is the largest physical society in the world. In April 2018, Meschede succeeds Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who will then become Vice President in rotation.

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Physics for All – A project to carry physics into refugee sites

By Sara Schultz. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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Physics for All is a project of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the Georg-August-University Göttingen (DE), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project is based on the idea that the phenomena of nature are universal. Playing with nature, doing physical experiments, are deep human needs, which do not require any language skills and are independent of any national, religious, age or gender boundaries.

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Good Scientific Practice for Qualification Reports and Theses in Physics

By German Physical Society. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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German Physics Departments publish recommendations

Scientific misconduct has gained great public interest in Germany. Two federal ministers had to step down because of plagiarism in their doctoral theses. In reaction to such cases, several organisations have developed recommendations and rules for good scientific practice. However, these recommendations are mostly quite general and often apply better for humanities than for the scientific disciplines.

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New guest house of the Physics Centre in Bad Honnef

By Gerhard Samulat. Published on 15 December 2015 in:
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EPS President has expressed his great appreciation for the new guest house of the Physics Centre in Bad Honnef, Germany, as a forum for international meetings and views it as a characteristic example that physics and research in general brings people together no matter what their nationality, colour, sex or religion.

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PiA – Physics in Advent

By Arnulf Quadt. Published on 23 November 2015 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 everyone who has fun with it, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They aim to arouse interest in doing experiments by yourself and ignite excitement within any observer.

From 1st to 24th December 2015, we present a little experiment in a video clip every day. You can do the experiment yourself at home and answer the question on our web page throughout the day before seeing the solution video the next day.

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School competition “Incredible Light Machine” – the winners!

By German Physical Society, German Aerospace Center. Published on 22 September 2015 in:
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In the school competition “Incredible Light Machine” [Die unglaubliche Licht-Maschine], kids from all over Germany were encouraged to submit videos of self-made “incredible machines”. The winner is the team “The Incredible Eight” from Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich.
Bad Honnef / Cologne, 10 August 2015 – Sometimes it simply needs a little push to get things going. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Physical Society (DPG) have initiated a school competition in order to inspire teenagers for physics and technology in a hands-on fashion. In the school competition “Incredible Light Machine” (Die unglaubliche Licht-Maschine), kids from all over Germany were encouraged to submit videos of self-made “incredible machines”. The vast number of submitted movies and the creativity of the teams from 193 schools made it very difficult for the jury to name the winner. Finally, the team “The incredible Eight” from Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich – six girls and two boys, who built a truly “incredible light machine” – came out on top.

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German Physics festival to celebrate IYL 2015 in Jena

By e-EPS. Published on 20 August 2015 in:
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“Lichtspiele” (light games) is this year’s motto to the science festival organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF], the German Physics Society [DPG], and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany.

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Physical expertise for Europe

By DPG. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society, DPG) welcomes European Commission’s plans to set up a scientific advisory board.
Bad Honnef, 27 May 2015 – As surprising the dismissal of the Chief Science Adviser, Anne Glover, was for many, this decision now opens the opportunity to provide scientific advice to the European Commission on a new and broader basis. Therefore, the German Physical Society welcomes the aim of the EU Commission to establish an advisory board of at least seven scientific experts.

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