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03 July 2013
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The EPS Young Minds project was started in 2010. Its purpose is to encourage physics students at university to engage in outreach activities at the local and national level. Through the Young Minds, the EPS hopes to attract new members, share best practice, and provide international leadership experience to the next generation of physicists.
An important activity for the Young Minds students is the Leadership Meeting which is an opportunity for them to meet with the other sections from Europe and USA, share experience and ideas, and socialise. The 2nd Leadership meeting was held in Mulhouse, from 21-22 June 2013. More than 11 sections were represented by their presidents, coming from USA Maryland, Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Turkey, Spain and UK.
Professor Jo Hermans, from the Leiden University, was invited to give a talk about "Physics in our daily life" showing also some experiments.
The EPS President Professor John Dudley gave a talk on "Surviving in Science: what they don't tell you about careers in research", a simple and practical advice to help early-career researchers to build a long-term career in photonics.
The young researchers were enthusiastic to see how many students are promoting physics around the world and to raise the interest in science. They were also happy to have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.
During the meeting a Best Activity Award was attributed to the BMSTU section (Russia).
The event was sponsored by the EPS, the University of Haute Alsace, the city of Mulhouse and the Wolfberger wines.
Ophélia Fornari, secretary of the EPS Young Minds committee
EPS Young Minds
Université de Haute-Alsace
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