February 2015 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – Hitting the nail on the head

The Opening Ceremony of the International year of Light took place in Paris on 19-20 January 2015. It was a wonderful event, full of exciting science, inspiring uses of technology for social progress, and beautiful artistic representations. Since then, I have been in a number of conversations where people have asked “what is the lasting impact”?
Actually, this question gets asked a lot in any context where the scientific community in general, and the ...

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2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize goes to ESA’s Planck Mission team

The European Physical Society [EPS], the Centro di Cultura Scientifica Alessandro Volta and Edison S.p.A. are delighted to announce the award of the 2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics to the three principal scientific leaders of the European Space Agency’s [ESA] Planck Mission ...

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EPS letter to the president of the European Commission on the re-allocation of H2020 funds

The European Physical Society [EPS] has written a letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, expressing concern ...

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International Year of Light news

2nd Art, Science, City International Conference 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light in Munich, Germany

ARTE Future - a TV series on tomorrow's light technologies

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IYL 2015 – activities in the Netherlands

The International Year of Light 2015 officially kicked off in the Netherlands in a meeting that took place on took place on 19 January in Amsterdam. This is only the beginning, and there are many more events planned through the year. The events planned for February are presented.

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Additional Greenhouse effect is extremely likely to be happening

In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] published the Synthesis of the 5th Assessment Report. The results of their investigations are stated very clearly. Warming of the ...

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A flying start for CERN in H2020

Following successful participation in a string of some 90 projects within FP7, CERN is actively involved in Horizon 2020. In 2014, nearly 60 proposals involving CERN’s participation were submitted to various H2020 sub-programmes and the hope is that many more will follow in 2015.

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Call for papers for the FIAT LUX conference

Within the framework of the UNESCO activities for 2015 – The International Year of Light, you are cordially invited to attend and submit memories to the international scientific and theological Conference FIAT LUX (Let there be light) ...

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Read about light!

A selection of publications on light
Physics World publishes 10 of the best articles on light on their website: http://tinyurl.com/mprly9t.
EPL will publish a series of perspectives throughout 2015 on the theme of light. Each perspective will be available to be read freely at: ...

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ICPS 2015 – physics students gathering this year in Croatia

The International Conference of Physics Students [ICPS] is an event where physics students from around the world gather each year for a week to meet their colleagues, present their ...

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OpenAIRE2020 – a new horizon for open science

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe) is a three-year project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme [FP7] of the European Commission that ran from 2009 to 2012. It is a collaborative European effort ...

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Call for QEOD Prizes 2015

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society is soliciting nominations for the biennial Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes, Fresnel Prizes and Thesis Prizes, which will be ...

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Executive and Staff Activity in January 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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