EPS is a partner of CREATIONS

By e-EPS. Published on 25 April 2017 in:
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How can young people’s interest in science be increased? 16 partners from ten European countries want to break new ground. In CREATIONS, a project funded by the European Union, they develop creative approaches based on art for an engaging science classroom.

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GENERA Gender in Physics days in Europe

By Els de Wolf. Published on 21 March 2017 in:
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In general, the physics research community fosters the assumption of being gender neutral. However, despite this, the under-representation of women in physics research is a long-standing and persistent issue. With this in mind, an international Consortium of Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations have engaged in the H2020 GENERA project which aims at continuing, monitoring and improving their Gender Equality Plans customised for the physics research community. The project started in September 2015 and is now half-way through its project life time.

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EuroScience statement

By EuroScience. Published on 23 February 2017 in:
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EuroScience, the European grassroots organisation of scientists and other stakeholders in science and innovation, is very concerned about the impact that policies in several countries will have on the key tenets of science: the open exchanges of ideas and people.

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Editorial – Nuclear physics for cultural heritage

By I.J. Douglas MacGregor. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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A topical review by the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society, edited by Anna Macková, Douglas MacGregor, Faiçal Azaiez, Johan Nyberg, and Eli Piasetzky.

Nuclear physics applications in medicine and energy are well known and widely reported. Less well known are the many important nuclear and related techniques used for the study, characterization, assessment and preservation of cultural heritage. There has been enormous progress in this field in recent years and the current review aims to provide the public with a popular and accessible account of this work.

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Congress «We Scientists Shape Science»

By e-EPS. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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The science congress “We Scientists Shape Science”, organised by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and the Swiss Science and Innovation Council (SSIC) will take place on 26-27 January 2017 in Bern, Switzerland.

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Conference on the Gender Dimension in Science and Research

By EPWS. Published on 26 May 2015 in:
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How can we target and eliminate existing blind spots concerning the importance of sex and gender in science and research? How can the contribution and potential of the gender dimension to scientific excellence and innovation more purposefully be taken into account for the benefit of science and research as well as research policy at national and European level?

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New from the Netherlands’Physical Society – Science Tournament

By NNV. Published on 26 May 2015 in:
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On 4 June 2015, the national final of the nation-wide Science Tournament “Techniek Toernooi” will take place in the Netherlands.

The Science Tournament started at local schools. Pupils are encouraged to engage in technical experimentation, following a carefully designed work schedule. This way, they learn about scientific principles, they can develop their creativity and they experience that science is not scary and strange but fun, actually.

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UK Government to strengthen Science and Innovation

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 27 January 2015 in:
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On 17 December 2014, the UK government presented its science and innovation strategy for 2016-2021 in its publication Our plan for growth: science and innovation. This document strongly supports a knowledge based economy, and the UK government is committing £5.9 billion capital to support scientific excellence from 2016 to 2021, the most long term commitment to science capital in decades. Investment in research and other forms of innovation helps businesses to reach higher productivity, create high quality jobs and develop new markets and services. In order to address the challenges ahead, the proposed plan is based on 6 elements: deciding priorities, nurturing scientific …

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Crowdsourced exhibit shows humour behind science

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 June 2012 in:
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A celebration of the humour to be found within science is being held at the Espace des sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes from the 3 May to 30 October this year. The exhibition – entitled “La science, une histoire d’humour” – shows how, through humour, science is reflected in the eyes of both society and the scientific community itself.

The exhibits on display have been entirely crowd-sourced – with such contributors as Jean-Marie Lehn, Hervé This and Catherine Vidal – and visitors are encouraged to add the collection with their own additions…

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