VII EPS Forum Physics and Society: “Getting the Diversity Balance Right in Physics”

By e-EPS. Published on 23 May 2016 in:
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The VII EPS Forum Physics and Society will take place from 26-28 October 2016 at the Institute of Physics in London, United Kingdom. It is organised by the European Physical Society in collaboration with the Institute of Physics.

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FPS VI: Improving the image of physics: a challenge

By Averil McDonald. Published on 27 January 2015 in:
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Forty delegates met in Belgrade (RS) on 2 October 2014 in the marvellous surroundings of the University Rector’s Office for the EPS Sixth Forum Physics and Society.
By 16:00 Friday 3 October we were convinced that improving the image of physics will:
• Increase the support for physics research funding through increased appreciation of physics among the public and politicians;
• Increase the contribution of physics to the economy through increasing the number or physicists using their skills …

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VI EPS Forum Physics and Society

By Ophélia Fornari. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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The VI EPS Forum Physics and Society will be held on 2-3 October 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting, organised by the Forum on Physics and Society of the European Physical Society, will focus on the topic “Improving the Image of Physics”.
The meeting aims to share good practice and ideas that work in different countries to increase recruitment of physics students, to enhance the employability of physics students, to improve the image of physics amongst the public and…

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European Physical Society: get involved!

By Martina Knoop. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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Dear Readers,

In almost all discussions with colleagues and students about membership in a learned society the question is asked: “what’s in it for me?” Besides the purely philosophical answer, there are many practical reasons for why membership in a learned society can be a fundamental asset for every scientist.

The European Physical Society [EPS] is a platform for your activities and a voice for your interests…

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2012 EPS Forum Physics and Society

By Martial Ducloy. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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The 5th meeting of the European Physical Society’s Forum Physics and Society [FPS] was held at CERN, Geneva, on 28-29 March this year. The event, which focussed on the topic of “physicists in the market place”, was held prior to the 2012 European Physical Society [EPS] Council.

The purpose of the meeting was to explore the challenges experienced by physicists, leaving their usual fields of study, who pursue alternative careers outside of teaching and university-based research…

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January 2012 EPS Executive Committee Meeting

By Martina Knoop. Published on 15 February 2012 in:
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The European Physical Society [EPS] Executive Committee met at the EPS headquarters, in Mulhouse, on 27-28 January 2012. One of the central tasks of this meeting was to make preparations for the upcoming EPS council, and the preceding Forum Physics and Society, which are scheduled to be held at CERN at the end of March this year.

As the first meeting of the new year, the 2011 accounts were discussed, and a budget for 2012 was drawn up. In addition, the committee will prepare a brief statement on the study “Physics and the EU economy”, to be presented…

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