Governments Agree the Negotiating Text for the Paris Climate Agreement

By UNFCCC. Published on 30 March 2015 in:
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p>A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations.

Nations concluded the Geneva Climate Change Talks by successfully preparing the negotiating text for the 2015 agreement. The agreement is set to be reached in Paris at the end of 2015 and will come into effect in 2020.  

Delegates from 194 countries convened in Geneva to continue work following the Lima Climate Change Conference …

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International Year of Light news

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 24 October 2014 in:
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Light at the focus of 2014 Physics and Chemistry Nobel Prizes!
As a fantastic lead-in to the International Year of Light (IYL2015), the Nobel Prizes for Physics…
An Open Letter to the Photonics Industry
The EPS President and IYL 2015 Steering Committee Chair John Dudley…
Photonics Communication Research Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens to support…

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Nigel Lockyer to lead the Fermilab

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 July 2013 in:
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Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, has been selected to become the next director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory [Fermilab].

N. Lockyer has a long-standing interest in medical-physics projects, including proton therapy for cancer patients. Initially an experimental particle physicist, he has directed TRIUMF since May 2007. Under his leadership…

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International Energy Agency 2011 World Energy Outlook

By Ian Randall. Published on 18 November 2011 in:

The International Energy Agency has published the 2011 edition of its World Energy Outlook. The booklet brings together the latest data and policy developments, and serves to analyse the current and future global energy markets.

The 2011 World Energy Outlook can be downloaded from the International Energy Agency website.

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2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

By Ian Randall. Published on 18 October 2011 in:
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The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess and Brian Schmidt for their discovery, in 1998, of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae. The prize, given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, was presented on 4 October this year.

While a surprise to the scientific community of the time, the notion that the universe’s expansion is accelerating is now a well-grounded foundation in modern cosmology. The discovery, which addressed Einstein’s cosmological constant, both constrained the ultimate fate of the universe to never-ending cooling and expansion…

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Grid computing to help investigate climate change

By Ian Randall. Published on 10 June 2011 in:
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The ‘Conference on the role of e-Infrastructures for Climate Change Research’ was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste, on 16-20 May this year. The event brought together scientists and policy makers from across the world, in order to address climate change from economic, political and scientific perspectives.

e-Infrastructures is a term given to advanced computer systems and networks which are capable of running simulations based on massive data sets – such as, in the field of climate change, models of monsoon rainfall. Such systems can…

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Asia Europe Physics Summit

By Ian Randall. Published on 01 May 2011 in:
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The Asia-Europe Physics Summit (ASEPS) will be held on 26-29 October 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland. ASEPS is a platform for the forging of Asia-Europe physics programme strategies, through discussions of the scientific priorities, and possible shared contributions to large-scale infrastructures or networks, in an Asia-Europe cooperation framework.

ASEPS promotes synergy between the different fields of physics…

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