March 2012 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Physics and the news media

Dear Readers,

Just a few lines concerning the issue of physics results with respect to communication and outreach.

The ever growing development of modern communication tools has changed the “scientific communication system” and unavoidably along with it our mentality as researchers. The immediate access to scientific information has changed more than just the time to publication...

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2012 EPS University Student Fellowships

Three University Student Fellowships – of 2,000 euros each – are available from the European Physical Society [EPS] in 2012. The EPS fellowships are given to promising young physics students in recognition of academic excellence.

Applicants should be enrolled, at a European institution, in a physics – or related – degree course at the Masters level (second cycle: post-Bachelor, pre-PhD), or equivalent. Third cycle students and previous EPS fellowship recipients are not eligible...

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EPS Individual Member travel grants

A limited number of grants are available for European Physical Society [EPS] Individual Members to attend EPS Europhysics and sponsored conferences.

Those with an accepted oral or poster contribution to the conference are eligible...

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Second European Energy Conference

The Second European Energy Conference [E2C] is being held at the >Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre, in the Netherlands, on 17-20 April this year. The event, part of a bi-annual series, will act as a forum for the discussion and definition of the role of energy...

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Students “hangout” with CMS physicists on Google+

The Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the LHC [CMS] recently organised two virtual visits to the CMS experimental cavern, around 100 meters underground, using the Google+ Hangouts platform...

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European research pilots cloud computing resource

Leading IT providers have teamed up with three of Europe’s largest research centres this month to launch a new cloud computing system. CERN, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the European Space Agency will be the first to enjoy the processing power...

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ALPHA takes measurement of antihydrogen atoms

The ALPHA collaboration at CERN has undertaken the first measurements of the antihydrogen spectrum, reported the journal Nature last week. This initial development may pave the way towards a better understanding of why our universe is matter-based...

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ERASMUS programme celebrates 25th anniversary

2012 marks the silver anniversary of the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students [ERASMUS], the European Union’s best known and most popular student exchange programme...

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Manifesto on the Gender Dimension in Research

Interested parties are encouraged to sign the Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation. The manifesto discusses potential actions to enhance research and innovation by addressing gender equality issues...

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IoP report benchmarks physics research in the UK

The Institute of Physics has published a report on the “Bibliometric evaluation and international benchmarking of the UK’s physics research”.

The publication reports a decline in the United Kingdom’s share of physics paper publications...

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Call for C16 Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics

Nominations are now open for the 2012 C16 Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics [IUPAP]. The prize will be given in recognition of exceptional achievement in the study of plasma physics by a scientist in the early stage of their career...

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European Physical Society a STEPS THREE partner

The European Physical Society has become a partner in the third Stakeholders Tune European Physics Studies [STEPS3] network...

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EPS elections to be held during council at CERN

The next European Physical Society [EPS] council meeting will be held at CERN, Geneva, on 30-31 March this year. The council will see the gathering of around 100 delegates...

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American Physical Society approves strategic plan

At a recent meeting of the American Physical Society [APS] Council executive board, the APS Strategic Plan for 2013-2017 was approved...

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Conference Department: for your event needs

The EPS Conference Department is open to organise and manage events for the EPS divisions and groups. With over 10 years of experience, the conference team will arrange every aspect of your conference or event – ensuring that your project runs smoothly, looks professional and stays within budget...

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Featured in EPL

Recently featured in EPL:

Demographic noise can lead to the spontaneous formation of species

Photon sorters and QND detectors using single photon emitters

Ultra-long-range giant dipole molecules in crossed electric and magnetic fields

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Show Physics 2012

The ShowPhysics 2012 conference is being held in Bergen, Norway on 16-21 April this year. The event, being organised by EuroPhysicsFun, will include both lectures and workshops, and aims to bring together parties interested in, or presently performing, physics shows...

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Public Communication of Science and Technology

The 12th International Public Communication of Science and Technology conference will be held in Florence on 18-20 April this year...

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IZEST-Helmholtz Beamlines Workshop

The Joined IZEST-Helmholtz Beamlines Workshop is being held at GSI Darmstadt, in Germany, on 23-25 April this year. The event will explore potential collaborations...

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European Nuclear Physics Conference

The second European Nuclear Physics Conference [EuNPC2012] is being held on 17-21 September, 2012, at the Rin Grand Hotel in Bucharest, Romania...

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ESF Junior Summit: “Water: Unite and Divide…”

The “Water: Unite and Divide. Interdisciplinary approaches for a sustainable future” junior summit is being held by the European Science Foundation [ESF] in Stresa, Italy, on 27-30 August this year...

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24th EPS Condensed Matter Division Conference

The 24th Conference of the European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division [CMD-24] is being held in Edinburgh between 3-7 September this year...

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Conference on new frontiers in physics

The first International Conference on new Frontiers in Physics [ICFP 2012] is being held in Kolymbari, Crete, on 8-16 June this year. The conference will address high energy particle and nuclear physics, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies...

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Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics

The Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics is being held at the Luigans Spa & Resort, in Fukuoka, Japan, on 14-27 October this year. The school, which will be held in English, has places for around 100 PhD, advanced masters’ and junior post-doc students...

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SEMST-5 conference

The 5th International Scientific and Technical Conference: Sensor Electronics and Microsystem Technologies [SEMST-5] is being held in Odessa, Ukraine on 4-8 June this year. The conference, which will be accompanied by a technical exhibition, aims to discuss current achievements and issues in the fields of sensorics...

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