2012 saw three improvements on Individual Membership. The total number of new directly registered Individual Members increased by well over 500 in 2012, showing an upward trend since a dip in 2010.
Even better news as seen on the table and figure is that 24% of the new Individual Members are female, up from under 15% in 2009. We are therefore showing significant progress on both gender balance and overall numbers.
The cherry on the cake is that a carefully targeted conference, the International Conference on…
Since 2011, the European Physical Society [EPS] has been examining and testing various methods of increasing the number of individual members. On the occasion of some EPS conferences, as for instance the EPS High Energy Physics Division conference, participants have been effectively invited to become EPS individual members. Some EPS member societies, such as the Italian Physical Society [SIF], have been actively encouraging their young members to become at the same time EPS individual members.
Other initiatives will be implemented in 2013…
A limited number of grants are available for European Physical Society [EPS] Individual Members to attend EPS Europhysics and sponsored conferences.
Those with an accepted oral or poster contribution to the conference are eligible. Grants are only available to Individual Members whose membership fee payments are up-to-date; only one grant will be awarded per person per year. Applications should be made at least two months before the conference in question…
The European Physical Society website has undergone a major facelift. Following many suggestions for improvements, a new design has been implemented, with better navigation, a crisp new layout and more information on society activities.
Individual Members will benefit from a new feature, allowing them to indicate their research fields, and upload CVs and publication lists.
The new website will foster the exchange of information among Individual Members, divisions and groups.