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CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2017

By e-EPS. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The programme committee members together with the conference chairs are happy to announce CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2017 the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe and the European Quantum Electronics Conference to take place from Sunday 25 June to Thursday 29 June 2017 in Munich (ICM), Germany.

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Mission complete: Rosetta’s journey ends in daring descent to comet

By ESA press release. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.

Confirmation of the end of the mission arrived at ESA’s control centre in Darmstadt, Germany at 11:19 GMT (13:19 CEST) with the loss of Rosetta’s signal upon impact.

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Editorial – Pulling together after Brexit

By Matin Durrani. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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Like many physicists in the UK, I spent the final Friday of June in shock. Voters in Britain had just opted by a margin of 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) – and suddenly nothing in the world seemed to make sense any more. I’d never really thought a majority would want a British exit (Brexit) from the EU. As with the referendum over Scottish independence from the UK in 2014, I’d assumed voters would come to their senses at the last minute.

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Editorial – BREXIT: What’s next?

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 28 July 2016 in:
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What a summer! After the Brexit referendum of June 23 the international events rolled in at an incredible pace: killing of police officers on July 7 in Dallas (TX-USA) followed by another one in Baton Rouge (LA_USA) on July 17 (without mentioning Orlando (FL-USA) mass shooting a month before), the truck attack in Nice, FR on July 14, the Turkish military coup on July 15, etc., and this is only a small excerpt of what has happened in that month. Not easy to write an editorial under such an avalanche of negative events, reported and amplified over the normal and social media. Under such circumstances it looks to me that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union was a long time ago. This is certainly the consequence of all the news that we collect worldwide and integrate over a short period of time. Even the European Football championships already long gone.

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Creation of an Expert Group on Altmetrics and Contribution of the EPS

By Quang Tran. Published on 28 July 2016 in:
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DG Research and Innovation has established an Expert Group on Altmetrics which will conduct its work over the whole of 2016.

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First component delivered for FAIR’s ring accelerator

By FAIR. Published on 26 April 2016 in:
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Delivery of components commences for the center-piece of the future FAIR facility in Darmstadt, the 1,100-meter-long ring accelerator. The components are being developed and produced all over the world. The first component to be delivered was a bunch compressor, which was manufactured by Aurion Anlagentechnik GmbH in Seligenstadt, Germany, on the basis of advanced developments by GSI. GSI will first subject the bunch compressor to extensive acceptance tests.

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Jörg Blaurock appointed new Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI

By FAIR. Published on 26 April 2016 in:
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As of 1 February 2016, Jörg Blaurock became the first joint Technical Managing Director of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH (GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research in Europe GmbH (FAIR GmbH) in Darmstadt. Prior to this he had been working in international large-scale plant construction for over 20 years, overseeing full planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of large technical facilities worldwide. He is now moving from General Electric in Stuttgart to Darmstadt.

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The LIGHT2015 Projects bring the wonders of Photonics to 27 European Countries during IYL 2015

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 [IYL 2015] has been a tremendous success in bringing together academic and industry organisations around the world to join forces to raise awareness of the many ways in which the physics and applications of light impacts our lives in areas such as energy, education, climate-change and health. The success of IYL 2015 crowns six years of hard work by the European Physical Society [EPS] since the first discussions of the idea in 2009.

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Launch of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Toolkit

By e-EPS. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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A cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020, the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concept pushed forward by the European Commission (EC) aims to foster and facilitate research and innovation in an inclusive, societally-oriented way.

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Nanometres in 3D

By Paul Scherrer Institut/Paul Piwnicki. Published on 23 April 2015 in:
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Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich (Switzerland) have created 3D images of tiny objects showing details down to 25 nanometres (1 nanometre = 1 millionth of a millimetre). In addition to the shape, the scientists determined how particular chemical elements were distributed in their sample and whether these elements were in a chemical compound or in their pure state.

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The position of Switzerland in H2020 and ERASMUS +

By LERU. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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The rectors of the League of European Research Universities [LERU], during a meeting in Helsinki from 16-17 May 2014, have reflected on the present relationship between Switzerland and the European Union [EU].

Although respecting the Swiss vote to limit the immigration and the consequent EU decision to exclude Switzerland from the Erasmus+ programme and downgrade Switzerland from associated to third country in Horizon 2020 calls, the rectors regret the negative impact this will have on the strong Swiss research, innovation and education community…

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First beam of antihydrogen atoms

By Yasunori Yamazaki. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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ASACUSA at CERN, Antiproton Decelerator [AD], a Japanese-European collaboration working on antihydrogen production for the CPT symmetry test, has unambiguously detected an antihydrogen beam 2.7 meters downstream from the production region, for the first time. This is an important milestone towards high precision tests of the CPT symmetry via antihydrogen spectroscopy.

It is well-known that matter and antimatter are always created in equal amounts in laboratory experiments. It is …

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