April 2014 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – The road to Brussels

Being elected in a new position is always a nice and enjoyable recognition, also for a scientist. Once the stress and uncertainty of the election are over, the candidate can concentrate on his new duty and prepare to face the coming challenges. The difference here with politicians is that he doesn’t need to manoeuvre during his term to please...

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A common past and future for ESA and CERN

On 28 March 2014, CERN and the European Space Agency [ESA] signed a framework agreement for future cooperation on research and technology in areas of mutual interest. The signature arises from the collaborative vision of Edoardo Amaldi...

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2014 Tycho Brahe Prize awarded to A. Labeyrie

The European Astronomical Society awards its 2014 Tycho Brahe Prize to Antoine Labeyrie in recognition of his outstanding contributions to modern optical imaging at high angular resolution. Since 2007, the Tycho Brahe Prize is awarded annually in acknowledgment of the development or exploitation of European instruments or...

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International Year of Light News

IYL 2015 presented at Photonics Europe in Brussels
The aims and plans for IYL 2015 were presented to European researchers in photonics by...

International Year of Light announces Philips Lighting as first Patron Sponsor
The IYL 2015 Consortium is delighted to announce a partnership for this International Year with Royal Philips...

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An overview of Neutron Facilities in Asia and Oceania

Since the mid 1940’s, the research reactors had provided stable and reliable neutron sources for experimental research of neutron scattering. By recognizing unique features and powerful probe ability of neutrons, particularly for material and life science...

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A visible Editorial Board for a visible EPL

EPL has still a modest impact factor [IF], only occasionally above 3 in connection with high-temperature and iron-based superconductors. This is too low when compared with the high quality of most EPL papers. It is fair to say that...

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Measuring scientific performance for improved policy making

In recent decades, developments in European research policy making have led to an enhancement of the role and function of evaluation to...

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Better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives

Using DESY’s light sources, scientists have opened a new door to better solar cells, novel superconductors and smaller hard-drives.
The research reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications enhances...

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Teachers for teachers: European integration through teachers’ training

After the successful symposium entitled "The position of physics in secondary schools in the region" held in Aleksinac, Serbia in 2013, a similar, but...

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Colloquium Women, Science and Technology

The colloquium Women, Science and Technology held in Poitiers, France, from 27-28 January 2014, focussed on the diagnosis of gender issue at a regional scale and on the perspectives and impacts on practical experience from the national and European stakes. It was co-organised by...

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Ana Proykova elected to be an expert for Horizon 2020

Since January 2014, Ana Proykova, former member of the EPS Executive Committee from Bulgaria, is a member of the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies [FET] Advisory Group.
The FET Advisory Group is...

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EPS supports your events

The EPS Conference Department is open to organise and manage events for the EPS divisions and groups. With over 10 years of experience, the conference team can manage all aspects of your conference or...

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Executive and Staff Activity for March 2014

The EPS works to support its members. Find below for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for March 2014...

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