June 2014 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial — The Complexities of Inter-societal Cooperation

The planning for the International Year of Light 2015 has brought to the fore the complexities of inter-societal cooperation. Each learned society has a geographically defined membership base. For example, the European Physical Society attracts mainly physicists from Europe. And while the American Physical Society has many...

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The study of Georgi Nadjakov declared an EPS Historic Site

On the eve of the 24 May 2014, which is the Bulgarian holiday of Culture and Literacy as well as the feast of Cyril and Methodius brothers, the patron saints of Europe, the European Physical Society [EPS] commemorated the distinguished Bulgarian physicist Georgi Nadjakov by declaring his study in Sofia, Bulgaria, an EPS Historic Site as part of...

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EPS CMD Europhysics Prize honors oxide interfaces research

The Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society is proud to announce the award of the 2014 European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division...

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CERN: a jewel in science as part of our heritage

To celebrate CERN’s 60th anniversary, a special ceremony took place at the laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, on 19 June 2014. The occasion was the declaration as an EPS Historic Site of the first CERN accelerator, the 600 MeV SynchroCyclotron [SC]...

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International of Year of Light News

• Year of Light Volunteers needed!
• IYL2015 partner CIE announces Global Open Lab Days Initiative
• Extreme Light focus in Romania during 2015
• Download EPS IYL2015 Poster

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New DPG President Edward G. Krubasik

Prof. Edward G. Krubasik took over the role of President of the German Physical Society [DPG] in April 2014. He succeeds to Prof. Johanna Stachel.
E.G. Krubasik received his PhD in nuclear physics from the Karlruhe Institute of Technology and has worked in industry notably for...

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The position of Switzerland in H2020 and ERASMUS +

The rectors of the League of European Research Universities [LERU], during a meeting in Helsinki from 16-17 May 2014, have reflected on the present relationship between Switzerland and the European Union [EU]...

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SESAME Council: New supports and opportunities

The 24th SESAME Council Meeting was held on 12-13 May 2014 in Italy. It was hosted by the Frascati National Laboratory [LNF] of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics [INFN].
The meeting was chaired by the Council’s President, Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, and...

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Research performance in the United Kingdom

Physics may be not the most important field of research in the United Kingdom [UK] but its impact is significant. This is the conclusion of a report entitled "The UK's performance in physics research"...

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Coordinated Access to Light sources

The CALIPSO project, which runs from June 2012 to May 2015, will contribute to the effective exploitation of European synchrotrons and free electron lasers. CALIPSO (Coordinated Access to Light sources to Promote Standards and Optimisation) includes...

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Nine scientific pioneers receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Nine pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience...

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First beam of antihydrogen atoms

ASACUSA at CERN, Antiproton Decelerator [AD], a Japanese-European collaboration working on antihydrogen production for the CPT symmetry test, has unambiguously detected an antihydrogen beam 2.7 meters downstream from the production region, for the first time...

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New appointments for EPL Association Board of Director

At the EPL Editorial Board meeting on 16 May 2014, Dr. Christophe Rossel was appointed as Chairman of the EPL Association [EPLA], responsible for the operation of the EPL journal. He takes...

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Executive and Staff Activity for May 2014

The EPS works to support its members. Find below for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for May 2014:
• 5-6 May: B. Huchet, EPS Communication Coordinator, attended the HOPE WG1 meeting in Naples...

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