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Albert Polman is awarded the EPS QEOD Prize for Research into the Science of Light

By Günter Steinmeyer. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of EPS is delighted to announce that Prof. Albert Polman has been elected the winner of the 2017 prize for Research into the Science of Light “for mastering light at the nanoscale and for demonstrating novel applications in nanoscale optical circuits, photovoltaics, and super-resolution imaging”. The prize will be awarded at the forthcoming 6th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (Nanometa) to be held in Seefeld, Austria from January 4-7, 2017.

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France inaugurates APOLLON Laser

By Luc Bergé, Sylvie Jacquemot. Published on 22 October 2015 in:
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The summer of the International Year of Light ended brilliantly in France.
After PETAL’s achievement celebrated in mid-September near Bordeaux (see related e-EPS news of this issue), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) together with Université Paris-Saclay (which includes the Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, IOGS and the Université Paris-Sud) inaugurated the APOLLON laser facility on the 29th of October 2015. This inauguration took place in the presence of the French State Secretary for Higher Education and Research, Mr. Thierry Mandon, the Vice-President of the Ile-de-France Regional …

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A Neutron Optical Approach to Explore the Foundation of Quantum Mechanics

By Yuji Hasegawa. Published on 23 April 2015 in:
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theory describes the behavior of a system at atomic and smaller scales. At the beginning of the 20th century, the theory was developed and became one of the most successful theories in physics; for a wide range of the field, the validity of the theory has been verified with high accuracy by experiments. From the beginning, how- ever, quantum mechanics has also supplied an extraordi- nary and even counter-intuitive view of nature: contrary to its success, the predictions by quantum theory are governed by a probability law and its logic is different from that in classical physics, to which we have become accustomed to in our ordinary lives.

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Light Prize announced – QEOD & IUPAP prizes open

By e-EPS. Published on 27 November 2014 in:
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EPS QEOD prize for Research into the Science of Light
The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society is delighted to announce the 2015 winner of the Prize for Research into the Science of Light. This Prize is awarded every two years and recognises recent work by one or more individuals for scientific excellence in the area of electromagnetic science in its broadest sense, across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves. The award is accompanied by an engraved glass medal, a certificate, and a monetary sum of 2000 euros…

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Topical Research Meeting on Hybrid Quantum Systems

By IOP. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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The IOP run a Topical Research Meeting once a year and the 2014 event will be held in Nottingham, UK, from 16 to 18 December.

This meeting will cover all aspects of hybrid quantum systems involving atoms, light and matter. It will link theory to experiment, ranging from fundamental physics to the development of new quantum device concepts and technologies. The invited speakers are leading researchers in hybrid quantum systems.

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Featured in EPN

By e-EPS. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPN:
The evolution of IBM Research – Looking back at 50 years of scientific achievements and innovations
Mobility and payload
Fantastic plastic makes the quantum leap
100 years of Philips Research…

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18th ISQE’2014

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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The 18th International School on Quantum Electronics “Laser Physics and Applications” [18th ISQE'2014] will be held from 29 September to 3 October 2014 in Sozopol, Bulgaria.

The 18th ISQE’2014 is a traditional event, organized biennially since 1980. The proceeding of previous issues are available on 18th ISQE’2014 website.

The topics cover investigations of the basic physical phenomena, processes of interaction of laser radiation with…

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Featured in EPL

By e-EPS. Published on 26 March 2014 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPL:
Propagating waves in bounded elastic media: Transition from standing waves to anguilliform kinematics
The quantum anomalous Hall effect in a topological insulator thin film — The role of magnetic disorder
Detangling flat bands into Fano lattices
Overarching framework for data-based modelling
Fusion yield rate recovery by escaping hot-spot fast ions in the neighboring fuel layer

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Featured in EPL

By e-EPS. Published on 24 January 2014 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPL:
- Deconfined quantum criticality and conformal phase transition in two-dimensional antiferromagnets
- A family of low-energy low-density silicon allotropes built from the diamond structure
- Low-temperature dipolar echoes in amorphous dielectrics…
- Oriented gap opening in the magnetically ordered state of iron pnictides…
- Multifractal analysis of dynamic infrared imaging of breast cancer…

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Mathematical beauty behind particle production and Stokes phenomena

By Sang Pyo Kim. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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At the James Scott Prize Lecture in 1939, P. A. M. Dirac emphasized the theory of functions of a complex variable as an interesting mathematical theory that fulfilled his criteria of beauty. He found this field to be of “exceptional beauty” and hence likely to lead to deep physical insight [1]. The lecture was delivered a decade after he discovered the Dirac equation, the positron was found, and the concept of the Dirac sea was well established.

Dirac theory predicts that an external electric field may tilt the Dirac sea such that an electron in a negative energy…

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Featured in EPL

By e-EPS. Published on 26 November 2013 in:
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Most recent highlights from EPL:
A new perspective on cosmology in Loop Quantum Gravity
Morphology transition at depinning in a solvable model of interface growth in a random medium
Superconductivity and physical properties of strongly electron correlated compounds LanRu3n−1B2n
Momentum-resolved electronic structure at a buried interface from soft X-ray standing-wave angle-resolved photoemission…

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“New trends in Superconductive Quantum Detectors” School

By Roberta Caruso. Published on 25 October 2013 in:
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The school on “New trends in Superconductive Quantum Detectors” was held in Genoa, Italy from 9-13 September 2013. It was organised by the European Society for Applied Superconductivity [ESAS].

Roberta Caruso – member of the Naples Section of the EPS Young Minds Project – reported that “It was such an incredible opportunity for me, because I had the chance to attend lectures from some of the most outstanding scientists in the field of superconductors and, of no less importance, I had the chance to meet a lot of…

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