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New Chair for EPS AMOP Division

By Dominique Vernhet. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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Joachim Burgdörfer, Dean of Faculty and Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna- Austria, has been elected as the new Chair of the European Physical Society’s Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD], succeeding Dominique Vernhet from the University Pierre and Marie Curie- Sorbonne Universities in Paris, France, who has led the division for the last three years.

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New Chair for EPS AMOP Division

By Friedrich Aumayr. Published on 26 July 2013 in:
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Dominique Vernhet, Director of Research at CNRS, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, has been elected the new Chair of the European Physical Society’s Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD], succeeding Professor Friedrich Aumayr from the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria, who has lead the division for the last three years.

Dominique Vernhet is an experimental physicist with particular expertise in the field of interaction…

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New President of the Netherlands Physical Society

By Marieke de Boer. Published on 25 June 2013 in:
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The Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging – The Netherlands Physical Society [NNV] organised its first on-line presidential elections in March 2013. All NNV members were invited to vote for the candidates. In total 360 members did so – about 10% of all members. Professor Jan van Ruitenbeek received 54% of the total votes cast and was elected as the new NNV president. He took up office during FYSICA 2013, the yearly symposium of the Netherlands Physical Society.
Jan van Ruitenbeek, former NNV treasurer, is a professor in Experimental Physics at Leiden University…

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New Chair for Quantum Electronics and Optics Division

By John Dudley. Published on 25 June 2013 in:
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Luc Bergé, Director of Research and laboratory head at the French Atomic Energy Commission [CEA] has been elected the new chair of the European Physical Society’s Quantum Electronics and Optics Division [QEOD], succeeding Professor Markus Pollnau from the University of Twente who has successfully overseen the division’s activities for the last two years.

Dr. Bergé is a theoretical physicist with particular expertise in numerical studies of intense light propagation such…

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New members elected to EPS-NPD Board

By David Lee. Published on 29 January 2013 in:
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The EPS Nuclear Physics Division [NPD] would like to welcome its newly elected Board members, Karlheinz Langanke (GSI and TU Darmstadt – Darmstadt, Germany) and Faiçal Azaiez (Institut de Physique Nucléaire – Orsay, France).

At the same time, the EPS and the NPD would like to thank Héloïse Goutte and Horst Stöcker for their hard work and dedication over the years.

EPS Divisions and Groups are essential to the EPS. They are created by interested and motivated physicists…

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Professor Zalewska elected President of CERN Council

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 October 2012 in:
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The 20 September 2012, CERN Council elected Agnieszka Zalewska as its 21st President. She will follow Michel Spiro, whose 3-year term will end at the end of December.

“I feel particularly honoured to have presided over the CERN Council through a period that has seen the first major results from the Large hadron Collider,” said Michel Spiro. “I’d like to wish Professor Zalewska all the very best as the LHC adventure continues to unfold…”

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Öktem elected first female Balkan Physical Union president

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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Yeşim Öktem was voted President of the Balkan Physical Union during an election, held in Constanta, Romania, on 6 July this year. Öktem, an associate professor of Physics at Istanbul University, will be the first female president of the Balkan Physical Union. Her term will last three years.

Öktem, is also the Deputy Chair of the Turkish Physical Society, Vice-Dean of the Istanbul University Science Faculty, a member of the Advisory Board of the Turkey Atomic Energy Agency…

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Hardaker appointed new Institute of Physics CEO

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 June 2012 in:
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Paul Hardaker has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Institute of Physics, it was announced at the end of May. Hardaker will take up the post on 3 September this year.

Hardaker, a visiting professor at the University of Reading’s School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, is the also the CEO of the Royal Meteorological Society. A Met Office employee for 14 years, he served as both Development Programme director and Chief Advisor to Government for the British national weather service…

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EPS elections to be held during council at CERN

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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The next European Physical Society [EPS] council meeting will be held at CERN, Geneva, on 30-31 March this year. The council will see the gathering of around 100 delegates, representing member societies, individual members, associate institutions, divisions and groups.

Elections will take place for both executive committee members and for the EPS president-elect. A large list of executive committee candidates has been formed, covering various European areas and physics fields…

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Nominations open for Plasma Physics Division election

By Ian Randall. Published on 15 February 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for six positions on the board of the European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division. The duties of the Plasma Physics Division board members are “to promote excellent in research by rewarding researchers who have achieved outstanding scientific or technological results; to coordinate activities with other physical societies; to regularly attend board meetings; and to become individual members of the European Physical Society.”

These elections follow on from the appointment, last December, of Sylvie Jacquemot as the upcoming chair…

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