May 2017 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial - It is thanks to you

The annual Council Meeting of the European Physical Society was held on 31 March – 1 April 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany. The EPS Council is composed of representatives of the 42 EPS Member Societies and the chairpersons of the 12 Divisions, 6 Groups, and 6 Committees. Individual Members and Associate Members are each represented by 5 elected delegates. A more extensive summary of the Council meeting can be read in the report by G. Gunaratnam.

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New prize of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS – call for nominations

The Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) calls for nominations for two newly created prizes of the Division: the EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize and the EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize.

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Report on the EPS Council 2017

The EPS Council 2017 took place from 31st March to 1st April in Erlangen, Germany.

Hosted in the splendid building of the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light [MPI], the meeting gathered together more than 60 members, representatives of the main European Physical Societies, as well as numerous Associate Members of the Society.

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DPG President Rolf-Dieter Heuer chairs the council of the new SESAME Accelerator Centre in the Middle East

On 16 May 2017 the ultra-modern accelerator centre opened in the presence of King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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The March for Science in France: a great success

The day before the first round of the presidential election in France was also the day of the ‘March for Science’. One might have feared a massive abstention for this last event. This was not the case.

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Science around me: physics for all

On 2012 in Messina, a city located in the north-east of Sicily, a little group of Physics Master and PhD students joined the Young Mind Project starting a chapter with the aim of fostering scientific discussions and the spread of knowledge.

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LEAPS: devising a new era of accelerator-based photon science in Europe

The Directors of the European Synchrotron and FEL user facilities have decided to establish a strategic partnership – the League of European Accelerator based-Photon Sources (LEAPS)– which aims for an unprecedented level of cooperation and development ...

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Biggest X-ray laser in the world generates its first laser light

In the metropolitan region of Hamburg, the European XFEL, the biggest X-ray laser in the world, has reached the last major milestone before the official opening in September. The 3.4 km long facility, most of which is located in underground tunnels, has generated its first X-ray laser light.

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CERN and the American Physical Society sign an open access agreement for SCOAP3

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the American Physical Society (APS) signed an agreement today for SCOAP3 – the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics.

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MCDA and EPS Young Minds section in Morocco – converting Kerosene lamps

During the first week of April 2017, the associations MCDA, Migrations Co-developpement Alsace (1) and Liter of Light France (2), in close cooperation with the new EPS Young Minds Beni-Mellal section, replaced ...

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News from the Donostia International Physics Center

Donostia International Physics Center is a Basque centre in the cutting edge of Physics Research that also assumes the responsibility to convey scientific culture to society.

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The 2018 Roadmap of the European Strategic Forum for Research (ESFRI): Physics and Engineering

Following the decision of the Competitiveness Council of the EU and the ESFRI forum, the roadmap for Research Infrastructures (RI) in Europe is reviewed and updated after a second year.

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A low temperature route towards hierarchically structured titania films for thin hybrid solar cells

Solar energy as a renewable energy source has drawn great attention over last decades due to the depletion and environmental impact of fossil fuels. Many technologies have been developed to harvest solar energy, among which solar cells are a promising technology to directly convert energy into electricity.

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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities April 2017

The EPS works to support its members. Find below the list of activities of the EPS Executive Committee and staff last month:

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