January 2017 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – EPS: Open Science and Open to the World

From several reports and podcasts, it seems that Europe’s leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 after a year marked by political upheaval, extremist attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military instability worldwide. Britain is struggling with its Brexit, America will soon inaugurate a new and surprising president. Elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany will certainly be important factors for European political stability in this New Year.

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Rocío Borrego Varillas: doing what you really like helps coping with difficulties

Rocío Borrego Varillas is a young postdoctoral researcher in Physics, who after graduating from the University of Salamanca in Spain, obtained a Marie-Curie fellowship. She is at present Research Fellow at the Politecnico of Milano where she works in the field of ultrafast spectroscopy in the UV range.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 15 December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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EPS Young Minds Take IBM’s Qubits for a Spin

This past May, IBM Research announced the Quantum Experience, an experimental cloud-enabled quantum computing platform.

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EPS Awards – Nominations are open for 2017

It is time to think who among your colleagues deserves special recognition by the European Physical Society.

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EPS Individual Members – new fees in 2017

During the EPS Council held in Mulhouse in April 2016, the Executive Committee presented a new proposal to have a small increase in the fees for Individual Members.

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EPS Early Career Prizes – call for nominations

The EPS has two Early Career prizes to be awarded each year, one each for achievements of a mainly theoretical or experimental nature.

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Inauguration and first beam of PSI’s X-ray FEL SwissFEL

On December 5th, in the presence of the President of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann, PSI inaugurated the X-ray Free Electron Laser facility, SwissFEL, after 4 ...

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EUCALL finishes its first year, bearing new technologies

Project successes include new open-source simulation program

The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light sources (EUCALL), a European Union-funded project that aims to foster links between accelerator- and laser-driven X-ray facilities, has completed the first year of its three year project period.

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Welcome to the new Young Minds Action Committee members – 15th YMAC meeting

The 15th Young Minds Action Committee meeting took place in London on October 28th. It was a short but intense meeting, resulting in some big news we are eager to share with you.

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Information from Liechtenstein 2016

Electricity Museum

This year the Liechtenstein Scientific Society held its annual meeting in the premises of the “Lawena-Museum”.
That is an interesting Electricity Museum situated in the oldest hydro-electric Power Plant in Liechtenstein in the Lawena valley.

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EU Space Awareness: Inspiring a new generation of Space Explorers

The EU Space Awareness Project [EUSPACE-AWE] – funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme – uses the excitement of space to ...

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IUPAC approved the names of the elements 113, 115, 117, and 118

On 28th November 2016, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that the elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are now formally named.

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Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam

Allan, Jordan, 12 January 2017. A beam circulated for the first time in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron at 18:12 (UTC+3) yesterday. The next step will be to store the beam.

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Dedicated to EPS Individual Members

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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities December 2016

The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff last month:

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