March 2013 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – The impact of physics in the European economy

Since its establishment in 1968, the European Physical Society [EPS] has held a dual role of learned society and federation of National Member Societies. After 45 years, these Member Societies are 41 and the EPS represents a very large...

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Promoting photovoltaic energy in Kenya through training

The number of these technicians is small compared to the demand for installation as observed from the PV system sales. This scenario creates a situation where laymen and semi-skilled people exploit the shortfall of skilled installation professionals and...

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“Encounters with… Astrophysics”: a day at the Planetarium

The Messina Young Minds Section [EPSYMs], thanks to the financial support of the European Physical Society [EPS] organized a special visit at the Planetarium Pythagoras...

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The new synchrotron radiation source at Aarhus: ASTRID2

A new synchrotron radiation [SR] facility, ASTRID2, is being commissioned at Aarhus University. Housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, ASTRID2...

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The Pathway to teaching science by inquiry

The Pathway project, financed under the 7th Framework Programme [FP7] is exploring new approaches to inquiry-based science education [IBSE]. Based on the examination of best practices in IBSE, Pathway aims to promote the effective widespread use...

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The 15th Anniversary of EPJ

The launch of the European Physical Journal [EPJ] in 1998 as a merger of Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique and Zeitschrift für Physik, triggered a succession of mergers and transformations of existing journals of...

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Asia-Europe cooperation meetings in Japan in four months from now

The 3rd Asia-Europe Physics Summit [ASEPS] will take place from 14-19 July 2013 in Chiba, Japan as part of the 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference...

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ESOF calls for proposals

The Euroscience Open Forum [ESOF] is a biennial, interdisciplinary, pan-European general science meeting, which aims to showcase the latest advances in science and technology, promote a dialogue on the role of science and technology in society and public policy; and stimulate...

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Silver medal for the EPS President-elect

President-elect John Dudley has been awarded the French National Centre for Scientific Research [CNRS] silver medal 2013 for his scientific achievements in the fields of...

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IUPAP invites women to attend conferences

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics [IUPAP] launched for the second year a grant programme to fund the attendance of women in conferences or schools...

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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...

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A scientific council to advise the European Commission President

The “Science and Technology Advisory Council” will advise European Commission President J.M. Barroso directly on “how to create the proper...

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2013 King Faisal Prize awarded to P.B. Corkum and F. Krausz

The King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, announced that physicists Paul B. Corkum and Ferenc Krausz have jointly been awarded the 2013 King Faisal International Prize for Science. They are...

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SEENET-MTP Network celebrate its 10th year during the BW2013

The new edition of the Balkan Workshop – "Beyond Standard Models" [BW2013] will be held this spring, from 25 to 29 April 2013, in Vrnjačka Banja...

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