March 2014 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial — Improving the image of physics

Ask any child to draw a picture of a scientist and you will receive, from that proud, smiling child, a picture of an elderly male with mad hair and a white lab coat. You, too, will smile, as you will be mildly amused by how even the youngest child absorbs...

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2014 Awards of EPS Accelerator Group

The EPS-Accelerators Group prizes is pleased to announce the laureates of the Rolf Wideröe Prize, the Gersch Budker Prize and the Frank Sacherer Prize. These prizes are awarded every three years for exceptional work in the accelerator field...

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International Year of Light News

IYL2015 mobilisation begins worldwide
The start of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies [IYL2015] may still be nine months away...

The International Year of Light has begun for St. Petersburg
Meetings are currently taking place all over the world in order to brainstorm ideas and plan the activities for the International Year of Light 2015...

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France supports the European XFEL

With a contribution of 36 million euro toward the facility’s construction, France has officially joined the European XFEL as a shareholder country. France joins the 12 countries that have signed the European XFEL convention.
The European XFEL, currently under construction in the Hamburg area, will be an international research facility...

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EPS-PED and GIREP to cooperate

The Physics Education Division of the European Physical Society [EPS-PED] and the International Research Group on Physics Teaching [GIREP] have signed a cooperation agreement. The letter includes in particular the exchange of information on activities and conferences.
The EPS-PED and GIREP have a long history of collaborating...

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First proposal about WWW from 1989

Exactly 25 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal addressing the complex issue of information management at CERN. The project was based on linked information using hypertexts. Revolutionising the idea of archiving documents, it laid...

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VI EPS Forum Physics and Society

The VI EPS Forum Physics and Society will be held on 2-3 October 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting, organised by the Forum on Physics and Society of the European Physical Society, will focus on the topic "Improving the Image of Physics"...

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Landau-Spitzer Award

The American Physical Society [APS] and the European Physical Society [EPS], through their respective Plasma Physics Divisions, are seeking nominations for the Landau Spitzer award.
The Award is given to an individual or group of researchers, not exceeding three, who has/have made...

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EAS’s recommendations on Open Access

The European Astronomical Society [EAS] published a report entitled “Exploring the road to Open Access Publishing”. The report examines many aspects of open access with regard to publishing in the domain of astronomy, and provides...

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Gender Summit 4 – EU 2014

The Gender Summit 4 – EU 2014 [GS4-Europe] will take place from 30 June-1 July 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This edition will focus the discussion on theme "From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy"...

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Positive conclusions for ERA

Since 2008, the European Research Area [ERA] has facilitated the circulation of researchers, scientific knowledge and technology in the European Union. In February 2014, the Council of the European Union...

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Executive and Staff Activity for February 2014

The EPS works to support its members. Find below for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for February 2014...

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Featured in EPL

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Most recent highlights from EPL:
- Propagating waves in bounded elastic media: Transition from standing waves to anguilliform kinematics
- The quantum anomalous Hall effect in a topological insulator thin film — The role of magnetic disorder
- Detangling flat bands into...

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