Antikythera’s shipwreck reveals new treasures

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 23 October 2017 in:
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September 2017 – the island of Antikythera is under the spotlights again.

Revealed to the world at the beginning of the 20th century, the area saw a Greek ship sink more than 2,000 years ago. Among the luxury goods conveyed was an unusual object named after the island: the Antikythera Mechanism. This instrument made of a complex association of gears is the first astronomical device known in the world.

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Diving into the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism

By Gina Gunaratnam. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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The 2nd International Conference on the History of Physics took place in Pöllau, Austria, from 4-6 September 2016. During the event, Yanis Bitsakis, historian of sciences and member of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, presented this extraordinary device and the results recently released.

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 News from the EPS 

One conference to bring them all

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 May 2014 in:
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The community of experts in the fields of accelerator and large experimental physics control systems has grown effectively from the early 1930′s. Since 1989, the ICALEPCS biennial conference series highly contributes to support the community.

Since the first accelerators were built in the 1930′s, new discoveries and observations have been made in many fields of physics. These led to new questions and bigger and more efficient apparatus were needed. Since then…

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The 15th Anniversary of EPJ

By Angela Oleandri. Published on 25 March 2013 in:
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The launch of the European Physical Journal [EPJ] in 1998 as a merger of Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique and Zeitschrift für Physik, triggered a succession of mergers and transformations of existing journals of the founding partners. After 15 years, EPJ is proud to present itself as a continuation of several European journals, with its 9 different sections that cover the main fields of core physics.

The strategy in the last few years to develop journals that target specific needs of the scientific community has…

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Laura Bassi: Emblem and primacy

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 23 November 2012 in:
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A volume in honour of Laura Bassi was recently presented in Bologna, Italy, at the Accademia dell’Istituto delle Scienze, in the presence of the Undersecretary of State for Education, University and Research, Elena Ugolini.

Laura Bassi, in 1732, became the first female member of the influential Accademia in Bologna. She was the first woman in the world to be appointed to a university chair to teach “universal philosophy” (1732), and later “experimental physics” (1776). The Italian Physical Society and the Italian Society of the History of Science…

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100 Years of Cosmic Particles

By Ian Randall. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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An international conference, with the theme of ‘100 Years of Cosmic Particles’, will be held during 1-5 May 2012, split between the two locations of Innsbruck University, in Tyrol, and ECHOPHYSICS, in Poellau, Styria.

The event, which is being jointly organized by Innsbruck University, ECHOPHYSICS and the Poellau Victor. F. Hess Society will form part of the worldwide celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Victor Francis Hess’ discovery of cosmic radiation.

The first part of the event, held in Innsbruck on 1-2 May, will focus on the knowledge gained, and advances made, in the 100…

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