The EPS at OECD Global Forum

By Colin Latimer. Published on 26 November 2013 in:
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The EPS was invited to attend the recent OECD Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy, which was held in Istanbul on October 22-23. The EPS was represented by Colin Latimer, EPS Treasurer.

Most OECD countries are still struggling to recover from the financial crisis of 2008 and the emerging economies have also been faced with a more recent downturn. Weak global economic growth has placed government budgets for science and innovation under threat in many countries. Previously planned increases have commonly been revised…

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Physics: transforming lives

By Colin Latimer. Published on 26 July 2013 in:
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The Institute of Physics [IoP], in partnership with the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, have published a booklet containing a selection of case studies demonstrating the economic value of research in physics and how it leads to a beneficial impact on our daily lives. It is available on the IoP website.

Although the majority of the topics, facts and figures are understandably biased towards the UK, this collection…

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Assisting education in the EU countries under serious economic pressure

By Caterina Biscari, Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 25 June 2013 in:
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The EPS Executive Committee supports a widespread dissemination through its e-EPS newsletter of the following appeal, which is integrally reproduced.

Dear Colleagues,
please consider our initiative which is open on trying to assist education in the EU countries affected by serious economic pressure. We should like to ask you to sign it, and it would be…

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Editorial – The impact of physics in the European economy

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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Since its establishment in 1968, the European Physical Society [EPS] has held a dual role of learned society and federation of National Member Societies. After 45 years, these Member Societies are 41 and the EPS represents a very large and varied community of physicists. One of the main objectives of the EPS is to give them a coherent voice on matters of common relevance, despite the existence of much educational, scientific, social and geographic diversity.

Along this line, one of the crucial issues to be addressed in today’s evolving European scenario is related to…

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