September 2015 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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Editorial – Women in physics: challenging the established stereotypes?

An equitable gender balance in physics would be beneficial for the quality of research and education, which are key elements in the economic, social and cultural development of our Society. The under-representation of women in physics is very widely debated and is central for a Society caring about the well-being of its members.

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Light & Life

“Light & Life” was the title of an international symposium held with great success on 21 and 22 July in the prestigious setting of Villa Monastero (Varenna, Lake Como, Italy). The reports presented by Italian and foreign experts – among them Robert A. Lieberman, President Elect of SPIE, the International Society for Optics & Photonics -, and which are now available on the website of the Italian Physical Society (SIF), embraced many areas of basic and applied research based on light sources (from the Sun to common light bulbs, from extreme power lasers to synchrotrons) and their effects (in analysis and investigation techniques, such as ...

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Call for EPS Fellows, Honorary Members and Gero Thomas Medal 2016

EPS Members are invited to nominate EPS Individual Members as EPS Fellows. Individuals whose achievements in physics, whether in research, industry or education and/or through commitment to the ...

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Call for nominations for the EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize 2016

The EPS Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Condensed Matter Physics ...

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International Year of Light news

Step into the Light – an IYL 2015 Anthem

Night of Heritage Light illuminates UNESCO World Heritage Sites in UK and Ireland

600th Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar celebrates IYL 2015

LIGHT2015 Project Updates

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Lecture series at the University of Oslo Library

The International Year of Light and Light Technologies is celebrated by a series of lectures at the University of Oslo Library. This fall, the series continue as follows, given by:
• Torunn Kjeldstad, Center of material science and ...

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EPS HEP 2015 in Vienna

Physicists from all over the world gathered in Vienna in July 2015 for the biennial European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, organized for the first time in the Austrian city of music, and chaired by Prof. Jochen Schieck from the Institute of High Energy ...

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A portrait of a young physicist : Barbara Marchetti

We publish short portraits of successful young physicists showing that physics is not reserved only to men.
Barbara Marchetti is a young Italian scientist who after having obtained a PhD in Physics ...

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The 29th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions [XXIX ICPEAC] was held at the Palacio de Congresos “El Greco”, Toledo, Spain, on 22–28 July, 2015. ICPEAC is held biannually and is one of the most important international conferences on atomic and ...

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School competition “Incredible Light Machine” – the winners!

In the school competition “Incredible Light Machine” [Die unglaubliche Licht-Maschine], kids from all over Germany were encouraged to submit videos ...

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42nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

The annual conference of the EPS Plasma Physics Division was held at CCB Lisbon from 22-26 June 2015. Hosted by the Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, organised by Bruno Gonçalves and scientifically ...

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Open access – Preaches and practices

“Publish or perish” is a well-known catch-phrase in academic circles. In accordance with the exponential information we live in (i.e. Big Data or ...

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Kavli Prize – Call for Nominations 2016

The call for nominations for the 2016 Kavli Prizes is open from September 1 through December 1, 2015. The winners of the 2016 Kavli Prizes will be ...

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EPS Executive and Staff activity for August 2015

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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