August 2015 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial | The how and the why

Editorial - The how and the why

Democracy relies on an educated population. High quality schools and teachers, classrooms open for all and interesting and exact teaching materials help to teach successive generations. The western world has known 70 years of peaceful co-existence. And although there is considerable turmoil in the world, parts of Asia, Africa and South America are also experiencing unprecedented growth. There are more people that are receiving a high quality education than ever before.
One of the things that educated people do is ask questions. They want to understand the how and the why of things. Some commentators conclude that ...

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EPS Historic Site: The Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, Spain

The ceremony declaring the Residencia de Estudiantes as an EPS Historic Site took place on 13 May 2015. It was presided over by EPS President Dr Christophe Rossel, Prof. J. Adolfo de Azcárraga, President of the Spanish Royal Physics Society [RSEF], Prof. Emilio Lora-Tamayo, President of the Spanish National Research Council [CSIC] and Alicia Gómez-Navarro, Director of the Residencia de Estudiantes.

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Young Researcher Prizes in Quantum Electronics and Optics

The European Physical Society is delighted to announce the 2015 winners of its young researcher Prizes in Quantum Electronics and Optics. These prizes are awarded once every two years, and recognise the ...

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International Year of Light news

Join the Global celebration of the Weekend of Light on 25-28 September 2015.
Join iSPEX-EU and Measure Air Pollution with your Smartphone.
LIGHT2015 – Lighting the Future Video.
Hamamatsu launches an educational website about light in celebration of the International Year of Light.

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Optics in the Land of Morning Calm

The Optical Society of Korea [OSK] held its annual meeting from 13-15 July 2015 in Gyeongju, the ancient capital of Korea located in the south of the country. This conference brought together physicists working in optics and laser-matter interaction. While most of participants came from Asia, some traveled from the US ...

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A drone flight over ESO’s experimental sites in Chile

Paola Catapano, a member of CERN’s Communication Group, and Mike Struik, a member of the CERN TE Department, were invited to visit ESO’s experimental sites – the ALMA observatory and the Very Large Telescope in Paranal, Chile. Enjoy some of the beautiful images they sent to the Bulletin.

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PLANCKS 2015 in Leiden, NL

From the 22-24 May 2015, the second edition of Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students [PLANCKS] was held. The event started on Friday with a very successful opening symposium, which hosted over 300 people. The main event, the physics Olympiad, was organised on Saturday. A total of 28 teams from 18 countries took up the challenge, but only the best ...

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MGXIV Awards

Celebrating the centenary of Einstein’s equations and the Golden Jubilee of Relativistic Astrophysics during this International Year of Light, the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting saw nearly 1200 scientists from all over the world converge on the University of Rome Sapienza campus in mid-July for 6 days of impressive plenary talks and about 100 parallel sessions covering a broad range of topics in physics and astrophysics ...

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for July 2015

The EPS works to support its members. Click here for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for the last month.

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