March 2016 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – The wave of the century

With the announcement, on 11 February 2016, of the first detection ever of a gravitational wave by the LIGO and Virgo Collaborations, a New Astronomy, based on listening to the space-time vibrations, was born.

This long-awaited wave, 100 years after the theoretical prediction by Albert Einstein and 50 years after the first experimental efforts, arrived on Earth on 14 September 2015 and was finally perceived by humans with very smart “microphones”.

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New EPS Historic Site in Prague dedicated to Ernst Mach

2016 marks the centenary of Ernst Mach’s death. Some five years ago, in anticipation of this anniversary, the Czech physical society proposed to designate the building in Prague where Ernst Mach worked as an EPS historic site. Once accepted, the administrative and design planning for the plaque could begin. Indeed, the historical building, the former Institute of Physics, is located in the ...

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The LIGHT2015 Projects bring the wonders of Photonics to 27 European Countries during IYL 2015

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SuperKEKB: back on track – better than ever

Particle accelerator SuperKEKB in Japan starts commissioning phase
After five years of upgrade work, the particle accelerator SuperKEKB at the Japanese ...

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Publish your job opportunities in EPN

You may have offers for employment positions in Physical sciences.

We are pleased to remind you that career opportunities may ...

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EPS Executive Committee meeting in Athens

The EPS Executive Committee met in Athens, Greece on 22-23 January 2016. The meeting was hosted by S. Sotiriou, who is the head of the physics department at the Ellino Germaniki school in Athens. This school is a leader in inquiry based science ...

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3D Printing for development an initiative of the EPS Physics for Development Group

The latest initiative of the Physics for Development group was to launch a program on ...

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12th EPS Young Minds Action Committee meeting

The 12th EPS Young Minds Action Committee meeting took place at the University of Konstanz (Germany) on 28 November 2015. The YMAC meets twice a year to discuss...

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Improving Science Education – Strong interest in ESEA training opportunities

A European education platform for STEM teachers

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Activities in Japan Arising from the International Year of Light

In 2014, three Japanese scientists (Akasaki, Amano, Nakamura) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of efficient blue ...

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The 2016 Weyl Prize awarded to Vasily Pestun

The 2016 Hermann Weyl Prize has been awarded to Vasily Pestun of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (France) for his ground breaking results in the study of supersymmetric gauge theories, such as his ...

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Launch of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Toolkit

A cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020, the Responsible ...

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for February 2016

The EPS works to support its members. Click here for the list of the activities of EPS Executive Committee and staff for the last month…

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