November 2016 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – Nuclear physics for cultural heritage

A topical review by the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society, edited by Anna Macková, Douglas MacGregor, Faiçal Azaiez, Johan Nyberg, and Eli Piasetzky.

Nuclear physics applications in medicine and energy are well known and widely reported. Less well known are the many important nuclear and related techniques used for the study, characterization, assessment and preservation of cultural heritage. There has been enormous progress in this field in recent years and the current review aims to provide the public with a popular and accessible account of this work.

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The EPS Edison Volta Prize 2016 awarded to Michel Orrit

The EPS, the Fondazione Alessandro Volta and Edison S.p.A. have awarded the 2016 EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics to Michel A.G. J. Orrit, from Leiden University, the Netherlands “for seminal contributions to optical science, to the field of single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging (first single molecule detection by fluorescence and first optical detection of magnetic resonance in single molecule) and for pioneering investigations into the photoblinking and photobleaching behaviors of individual molecules at the heart of many current optical superresolution experiments.”

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Albert Polman is awarded the EPS QEOD Prize for Research into the Science of Light

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of EPS is delighted to announce that Prof. Albert Polman has been elected the winner of the 2017 prize for Research into the Science of Light "for ...

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Nomination for the EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize 2017

This new prize was established in 2008 by the EPS Plasma Physics Division. The prize is not awarded for cumulative career achievements or successful management and leadership.

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2017 IBA-Europhysics Prize – Call for Nominations

The board of the European Physical Society (EPS) Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) calls for nominations for the 2017 IBA-Europhysics Prize sponsored by the IBA company,

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European Parliament in support of Research and Innovation

In its plenary session of October 26th 2016 at Strasbourg, the European Parliament (EP) expressed its position wrt the EU Draft Budget (DB) for 2017. The EP reiterates its commitment to Research and Growth with appropriate funding.

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PiA – Physics in Advent

With "PiA - Physics in Advent", we created a special and unique kind of Advent calendar: a physics Advent calendar. We introduce young scientists, and anyone else who is interested, to 24 simple and yet ingenious experiments and physics puzzles. They will arouse interest in doing experiments for yourself and ignite excitement in any observer.

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Neutrons for research and ongoing international collaboration

For research purposes, neutrons are released from the nucleus and are used as probes with which researchers can look inside a very wide variety of materials, without damaging them.

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Activities of the Prague EPS Young Minds section

The Prague (CZ) EPS Young Minds (YM) section was established in April 2015, and since then its members have organised 22 social and scientific events for university and high school students. These events took place mainly at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague, where the section is based.

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UNESCO Executive Board supports annual International Day celebration as an enduring legacy of IYL2015

Following the highly successful International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015), the Executive Board of UNESCO has endorsed a proposal for an enduring follow-up in the form of an annual International Day of Light to be celebrated on 16 May every year from 2018.

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CERN Launches Open Journal of Experimental Innovation – CIJ

CERN’s new on-line journal CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (CIJ) will publish empirical and theoretical research on the practice of strategic technology and innovation management. It is a multi-disciplinary, open on-line journal that focuses on in-situ innovation experimentation, strategic innovation management, knowledge transfer and management, and innovation policy issues.

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NEW!! EPL has joined the world of Twitter

This new account provides EPL with an excellent opportunity to increase engagement with its authors and enhance the visibility of EPL content within the physics community.

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EPS Executive Committee and Staff activities October 2016

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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