Editorial – Why we should keep young minds forever!

By Eva Salvador Balaguer. Published on 15 December 2016 in:
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My name is Eva and I have been the chair of the European Physical Society (EPS) Young Minds (YM) project since last July. In 2010 I finished a degree in Computer Engineering and 3 years later I joined the Optics and Photonics Research Group of Castellón in Spain (GROC). Now I am doing my PhD at the University Jaume I in Castellón, and sometimes I wonder how a computer engineer can be the chair of a Committee engaging physics students in outreach. Here is a possible answer.

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Editorial – The recipe of communication in science

By Araceli Venegas Gómez. Published on 20 October 2016 in:
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My name is Araceli, and presently I am doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Andrew Daley.

Throughout my childhood the process of learning science relied basically on educators together with books. Nowadays, the access to all kind of videos and online courses is only a stone’s throw away, thanks to new technologies. The means used to teach and communicate science have changed over the years. Nevertheless, the general way to connect with people remains basically unaltered.

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Antigone Marino: fostering the creativity of the young minds

By Lucia Di Ciaccio. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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Antigone Marino is a researcher in physics, at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the Italian National Research Council. She received her doctorate in 2004, at the University of Naples, in Italy. She studies soft matter optics applied to telecommunication, with a special interest in liquid crystal technologies.

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5th EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting: news and impressions

By Roberta Caruso. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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The 5th Young Minds Leadership Meeting (15-16 July 2016) and the 13th Young Minds Action Committee Meeting (14 July 2016) took place in Budapest, hosted by ELTE – the Eotvos Lorand University. It was a three-day marathon, full of exciting events, talks, bright ideas and important news.

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Editorial – Europe and its next-generation scientists

By Antigone Marino. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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Looking around, it is easy to see how many learned societies and nations are trying to do something to promote the next generation of scientists. In the era of digitisation and social networks most of these initiatives are aimed to give to young researchers the opportunity to create their own network of connections.
If we look at the past, the big differences between a scientist of the current generation and one of the eighties can be synthesised in a few points: the digitisation of scientific discoveries in electronic journals and their diffusion through the Internet allow us to read and publish articles in shorter time. Moreover…

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3rd Leadership Meeting of EPS Young Minds

By Ulrike Ritzmann. Published on 25 July 2014 in:
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In June 2014, representatives of the EPS Young Minds sections were invited to present and discuss their activities at the 3rd Young Minds Leadership Meeting. These activities range from colloquia presenting research in physics to visits of local industry to a variety of activities sharing the fascination for physics with the public.
EPS Young Minds was created in 2010 to connect young scientists around Europe and support them by training their communication and scientific skills. The goal is to give them the opportunity to organise various events and create a European wide network of young researchers. At present…

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Editorial — Outreach for All

By John Dudley. Published on 26 May 2014 in:
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One of the most rewarding experiences in preparing for the International Year of Light next year has been to see at firsthand just how many physicists are committed to science outreach. It has been extremely encouraging to learn about the many outreach initiatives throughout Europe. With global concern about public misunderstanding of science and technology, outreach is a hot topic, and ambitious programmes such as the Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society” aim precisely at developing innovative ways of connecting science with the public.
“Outreach” is of course a very broad term, encompassing many different types of activity. Many research…

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EPS Early Career Prizes

By Colin Latimer. Published on 26 November 2013 in:
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The EPS has two Early Career prizes to be awarded each year – one each for achievements of a mainly theoretical or experimental nature.

Those eligible for these awards should have made a substantial contribution to the development or reputation of physics in Europe. “Early Career” is defined as those individuals in the first 12 years of their career in physics following their first degree or equivalent, with allowance for any career breaks…

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IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Quantum Electronics

By John Dudley. Published on 26 September 2013 in:
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The IUPAP Commission on Quantum Electronics C17 is presently soliciting nominations for its biennial Young Scientist Prizes in Quantum Electronics to be presented at the International Optics & Photonics Taiwan Conference in Zhongli, Taiwan, on 5-7 December 2013.

Two prizes will be awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and its applications made by young scientists with a maximum of 8 years of research experience, counted from the nomination deadline…

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Young Scientist Award in Statistical Physics

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 26 October 2012 in:
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The Young Scientist Prize in Statistical Physics, established by the C3 Commission on Statistical Physics of the IUPAP, recognises outstanding achievements of scientists in the early stages of their career in the field of Statistical Physics.

Up to three awards will be presented at the Statphys25 conference, which will be held in Seoul, Korea, 22-26 July 2013. To be eligible for the Prize, nominees must have received their PhDs not more than eight years prior to July 1, 2013, and are expected to have displayed significant achievement…

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Space science themed student contest lifts off

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 July 2012 in:
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Odysseus – the pan-European space-science contest for 14-18 year olds – has officially launched. Participants- in teams of up to five students and one teacher – are invited to design and demonstrate a space-themed project under one of the following three topics: “the solar system”, “spaceship – global cooperation” and “the co-evolution of life”.

The project aims to engage European students with the excitement of “the final frontier”, by combining creativity, innovation and intelligence…

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Call for 2012 IUPAP C11 Young Scientist Prize

By Ian Randall. Published on 20 January 2012 in:
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Nominations are now open for the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for the Commission of Particles and Fields (C11). The prizes, of which there are two given each year, are presented in recognition of outstanding young experimental or theoretical particle physicists.

The awards, consisting of a medal and 1000 euros in prize money, will be presented at the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics, which is being held in Melbourne, Australia on 4-11 July this year…

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