July 2013 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – Community celebration of physics

Like all areas of modern science, physics today is more and more specialized. Workers in different subfields interact with each other rarely, and it is easy to forget that we form part of a community of scientists studying the one fundamental subject concerned with the nature of matter on...

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Physics: transforming lives

The Institute of Physics [IoP], in partnership with the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, have published a booklet containing a selection of case studies demonstrating the economic value of research in physics and how it leads to...

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New milestone reached for the European XFEL construction

On June 2013 an important milestone was reached for the European X-ray free-electron laser [XFEL] with the completion of its underground portion. Located in the Hamburg area (Germany), the European XFEL is one of the largest and most...

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ASEPS3: a successful international meeting of physics experts and laboratory leaders

The 3rd Asia-Europe Physics Summit [ASEPS 3] took place in Chiba, Japan, from 16 to 19 July...

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€70 billion for Horizon 2020

After long negotiation between European Union leaders agreeing on the next seven year budget for the Union, the final figure of €70.2 billion has been agreed upon for the research programme Horizon 2020. Although this total is 23% more than allocated for the current framework programme FP7, the first instalment planned…

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POPA-CSIS Workshop exploring Nuclear Reductions after New START available

In February 2013, the Panel on Public Affairs of the American Physical Society [POPA] and the Center for Strategic & International Studies [CSIS]...

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Nigel Lockyer to lead the Fermilab

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada’s TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of British Columbia, has been selected to become the next director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory [Fermilab]...

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The American Physical Society comes to Europe

The American Physical Society [APS] held its Executive Board Retreat at Chicheley Hall (Buckinghamshire, UK), home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre. This is the first time in history that APS has held its Executive Board Retreat in Europe. On Monday 17 June, a special international...

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CERN Council hosts EPS presentation on the impact of physics to the economies of Europe

On 21 June 2013, at the open session of the CERN Council, EPS Vice president L. Cifarelli was invited by CERN...

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New Chair for EPS AMOP Division

Dominique Vernhet, Director of Research at CNRS, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, has been elected the new Chair of the European Physical Society’s Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division [AMOPD], succeeding Professor Friedrich Aumayr from the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria...

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Graphene Flagship encourages collaborations

Industries, academic research centres, and funding agencies will come together to launch the Graphene Flagship project. It intends to encourage the research in the field of 2-dimension crystals, especially graphene, for industrial use.
Since the research of...

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First of ESA’s new generation of astronauts arrived at ISS

On 29 May 2013, Luca Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency [ESA], arrived on the International Space Station...

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Train teachers in the scope of the Galileo Programme

The Galileo teacher-training programme invites the scientific and education communities to join their efforts and run workshops addressed to...

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EPS Executive and Staff Activity for June 2013

If you want to see how EPS works to support its members in different ways, here is a selection of the activities of EPS Executive Committee members and staff for the last month. Click here for the list...

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Featured in EPL

Most recent highlights from EPL:

Symmetry detection of auxetic behaviour in 2D frameworks
by H. Mitschke, G. E. Schröder-Turk, K. Mecke, P. W. Fowler and S. D. Guest

Electron pockets and pseudogap asymmetry observed in the thermopower of underdoped cuprates
by J. G. Storey, J. L. Tallon and G. V. M. Williams

Dynamic jamming fronts
by S. R. Waitukaitis, L. K. Roth, V. Vitelli and H. M. Jaeger

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