December 2014 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – Reflections on a fantastic year for EPS

Sometimes we are so busy working on tasks at hand that we forget to look backwards to see how much we have achieved. In a sense, this is exactly the way it should be, because looking forward keeps us focused on moving in new directions! But in this last editorial of 2014, it’s perhaps the right time to go through exactly what EPS has achieved concretely over the last 12 months.

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Royal Society of Edinburgh elects Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The outstanding astrophysicist and prominent science communicator Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell DBE, FRS, FRSE, MRIA is the new President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The election follows a ballot of all RSE Fellows which saw an overwhelming response in favour of her ...

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Season’s greetings from EPS

The European Physical Society would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your interest and support throughout 2014. It was a year full of activity, from the European community, policy makers and the EPS. We hope that you spend a peaceful and restful holiday season, to prepare for 2015, the International Year of Light and Technology. We look forward to regularly providing you with content of interest to and about the physics community in Europe.

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International Year of Light news

The IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015. will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, on 19-20 January 2015. It will...

2015 Worldwide UNESCO Club Youth Multimedia Competition
The U.S. Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (USFUCA) invite Youth around the world to take part in the 2015 UNESCO Worldwide Multimedia...

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FAIR 2014
A vibrant EPS Conference on the future of nuclear science

Finding new forms of matter and understanding the formation of elements are only two of the many intriguing questions in nuclear research and drive the construction of FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research,, one of the largest nuclear research facilities worldwide. FAIR14 focussed on the status and prospects of the experiments at FAIR.

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EPS NPD and EPS HEPP – prize calls

EPS Nuclear Physics Division
One of the main objectives of the Nuclear Physics Division [NPD] of the EPS is to assist and stimulate the advancement and the dissemination of knowledge in nuclear physics.
One activity to achieve this ...

EPS High Energy Particle Physics Division
The EPS HEPP Board is calling for nominations for the EPS High Energy Particle Physics Prizes in 2015 : the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, the Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi...

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The former position of Chief Science Adviser of the European Commission

On two occasions during the past year, the European Physical Society has had the opportunity to meet with Prof. Anne Glover, the former Chief Science Adviser to the President of the European Commission. Our goal was not to promote a specific political agenda, but to ask how we could demonstrate and/or explain how physics contributes to policy ...

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CLEO®/Europe - EQEC 2015 invites prestigious speakers

The International Conference CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2015, Europe’s premier joint conference on Lasers, Electro-optics and Fundamental Quantum Electronics, will take place from Sunday June 21st, 2015 to Thursday June 25th, 2015 at the Munich International Congress Centre [ICM], Germany. It will be held in conjunction with Laser World of Photonics 2015, the largest European Exhibition of laser ...

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Executive and Staff activity for November 2014

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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Nuclear Physics for Medicine

Particle accelerators, digital data acquisition, isotope technology, sophisticated detector systems with imaging software... You can find these instruments in a high tech physics research laboratory, or, if you look ...

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