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Activities of the Prague EPS Young Minds section

By Lukas Kramarik. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The Prague (CZ) EPS Young Minds (YM) section was established in April 2015, and since then its members have organised 22 social and scientific events for university and high school students. These events took place mainly at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where the section is based.

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Editorial – The recipe of communication in science

By Araceli Venegas Gómez. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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My name is Araceli, and presently I am doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Andrew Daley.

Throughout my childhood the process of learning science relied basically on educators together with books. Nowadays, the access to all kind of videos and online courses is only a stone’s throw away, thanks to new technologies. The means used to teach and communicate science have changed over the years. Nevertheless, the general way to connect with people remains basically unaltered.

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Antigone Marino: fostering the creativity of the young minds

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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Antigone Marino is a researcher in physics, at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the Italian National Research Council. She received her doctorate in 2004, at the University of Naples, in Italy. She studies soft matter optics applied to telecommunication, with a special interest in liquid crystal technologies.

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5th EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting: news and impressions

By Roberta Caruso. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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The 5th Young Minds Leadership Meeting (15-16 July 2016) and the 13th Young Minds Action Committee Meeting (14 July 2016) took place in Budapest, hosted by ELTE – the Eotvos Lorand University. It was a three-day marathon, full of exciting events, talks, bright ideas and important news.

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EPS Young Minds and the IONS Naples 2016 meeting

By Daniele Cozzolino, Lorenzo Colaizzi. Published on 28 July 2016 in:
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The Naples Young Minds (YM) EPS section hosted the IONS 2016 meeting, held in Naples from 6th to 8th July 2016. IONS the International OSA Network of Students, was started in 2007 by the Optical Society (OSA). The network is open to all young scientists working in the fields of optics and photonic.

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Finnish Young Minds – the northernmost EPS Young Minds Section has been created

By Anu Tuomela. Published on 23 May 2016 in:
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The northernmost EPS Young Minds Section, Finnish Young Minds, was created on March 29, at the 2016 Physics Days conference in Oulu, Finland. At the meeting, the bylaws and the action plan of the Finnish Young Minds section were accepted, the board was nominated and the Finnish Young Minds section was able to start its activities.

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Week of Science and Technology at the University of Aveiro

By Álvaro José Caseiro de Almeida. Published on 26 April 2016 in:
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The University of Aveiro, in Portugal, organised the “Week of Science and Technology” for the 16th year. It took place last year, from the 23rd to the 27th November. High school students from around the country were invited to discover, experiment and explore the science which is carried out in the University. The aim was the promotion of science and technology, but students also learned, and learned a lot! In this week, they could participate in entertaining experiments, laboratory activities, many talks or even exhibitions or field trips.

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12th EPS Young Minds Action Committee meeting

By Eva Salvador Balaguer. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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The 12th EPS Young Minds Action Committee meeting took place at the University of Konstanz (Germany) on 28 November 2015. The YMAC meets twice a year to discuss the most relevant information of the EPS Young Minds project. This time, all members of the committee were present (Ulrike Ritzmann, Antigone Marino, Enrique Sanchez, Bence Godó and Eva Salvador) along with the President of the EPS, Christophe Rossel, the EPS Project leader for YM activities, Ophélia Fornari and the Director of the Institute of Nuclear Research (Debrecen, Hungary), Zolt Fülöp. They welcomed two new members, Robert Caruso and Jonas Berzins. The meeting opened with a presentation of the activities of the Konstanz YM-jDPG section by Karl-Philipp. The continuous growing of the number of Young Minds Sections around Europe was highlighted.

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Physics in the square!

By Anna Elisabetta Riccardi. Published on 26 January 2016 in:
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The central square of Naples Piazza del Plebiscito was trasformed into a big village of science for the 29th edition of “Futuro Remoto” from 16-19 October 2015.  This event on scientific promotion and dissemination promoted by Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza, University of Naples Federico II and Regional Education Office, was dedicated to the theme of frontiers.

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Portraits of young physicists: Fatema Tanjia, a pursued dream

By Antigone Marino. Published on 15 December 2015 in:
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I met Fatema years ago. In our Physics Department we were not used to hosting foreigners, but one day I saw an elegant young woman of oriental descent, dressed in a beautiful sari. I thought immediately we were going to have the chance to exchange about our cultures. Indeed, now, after 5 years, I have a story to tell: the story of a young courageous woman physicist, a great example of cultural integration.

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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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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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