Portuguese research re-evaluated

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 August 2014 in:
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To grant 322 scientific proposals for the next 5 years, the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation [FCT] worked together with the European Science Foundation [ESF] for the first time. The distribution of funding raises questions concerning the future of some active physics groups.
The FCT, which is the primary funding body in Portugal, conducted an evaluation of research units across the country in all science fields and announced the first results this summer: 22% of the Portuguese units evaluated were…

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Call for 2012 European Latsis Prize in Mathematics

By Ian Randall. Published on 22 May 2012 in:
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Nominations are open for the European Latsis Prize 2012. This year, the prize will be given in the field of Mathematics, to an individual scientist or group in recognition of innovative, beneficial and outstanding research.

The prize, which values at 100,000 CHF, is given by the Latsis Foundation, through the European Science Foundation.

Nominations – which should be made online – should be accompanied by the nominee’s CV, publication list and a nomination statement. Such should be no more than two pages in length, and detail the merits…

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ESF Junior Summit: “Water: Unite and Divide…”

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 March 2012 in:
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The “Water: Unite and Divide. Interdisciplinary approaches for a sustainable future” junior summit is being held by the European Science Foundation [ESF] in Stresa, Italy, on 27-30 August this year.

The event, aimed at early career researchers the humanities; life, earth and environmental sciences; physical and engineering sciences; and social sciences will focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by interdisciplinary research…

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EPS and SIF launch school on energy

By Ian Randall. Published on 18 July 2011 in:
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The first session of a new EPS-SIF joint International School on Energy will be held on 30 July – 4 August next year, at the Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy. The school, which was recently approved by the EPS Executive Committee and the Council of Presidency of the Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF), will promote European research and technology competence in the field of energy.

The directors of this year’s school will be Luisa Cifarelli, of the University of Bologna, Italy; Friedrich Wagner, of the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Germany; and Diederik Wiersma, of the European Laboratory for Non-linear…

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Angela Bracco to be first female chairperson of NuPECC

By Eugenio Nappi. Published on 18 July 2011 in:
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Angela Bracco has been voted in as the chairperson-elect of the Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC), an Expert Committee of the European Science Foundation. Bracco, a member of NuPECC since 2007, will become the committee’s first female chairperson when she commences her three year term – taking over from Guenther Rosner – on 1 January next year.

Bracco, full professor of physics at the University of Milan, Italy, is a renowned expert in the field of nuclear structure. She has been the spokesperson of several experiments at a number of laboratories, including: Legnaro National…

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ESF Conference Grants Announced

By e-EPS. Published on 01 May 2011 in:
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The European Science Foundation has announced that it will fund up to five conferences on physics, biophysics or environmental sciences in 2013.

The deadline for funding applications is 15 September 2011. For more information, please visit the ESF website.

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