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Landau-Spitzer Award for excellence in plasma physics research: Call for nominations

Posted By Administration, 22 February 2018

The Landau-Spitzer Award on the Physics of Plasmas for “Outstanding contributions to plasma physics” is jointly sponsored by the Plasma Physics Divisions of the American Physical Society and the European Physical Society.

The Award is given to an individual or group of researchers for outstanding theoretical, experimental or technical contribution(s) in plasma physics and for advancing the collaboration and unity between Europe and the USA by joint research or research that advances knowledge which benefits the two communities in a unique way. The award may be given to a team or collaboration of up to four persons affiliated with either the European or US institutions.
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This year the award is intended for an early career researcher (in the first 10 years of their career following the award of a PhD). This year the winner/-s would be offered an invited talk at the 2018 APS DPP meeting.
Establishment & Support
The American Physical Society (APS) and the European Physical Society (EPS), through their respective Plasma Physics Divisions, will each contribute $2000 per prize.
Rules & Eligibility
Self-nominations are not accepted. Members of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee or members of the EPS Plasma Physics Division Board are not eligible.

Nomination & Selection Process

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AIP Women in Physics Lecture Tour: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2018

Posted By Administration, 31 October 2017

The Australian Institute of Physics Women in Physics Lecture Tour celebrates the contribution of women to advances in physics. Under this scheme, a woman who has made a significant contribution in a field of physics will be selected to present lectures in venues arranged by each participating branch of the AIP.  Nominations are currently sought for the AIP WIP Lecturer for 2018. We are seeking a woman working overseas who:


       has made a significant contribution in a field of physics research

       has demonstrated public speaking ability

       is available in 2018 to visit Canberra and each of the six Australian State capital cities and surrounding regions.


Presentations will include school lectures, public lectures and research colloquia, subject to negotiation with the various AIP branches and their contacts. School and public lectures are expected to be of interest to non-specialist physics audiences, and to increase awareness among students and their families of the possibilities offered by continuing to study physics. University lectures will be presented at a level suitable for the individual audience (professional or graduate). Air/surface travel and accommodation will be provided.


Nominations should be sent via email to the AIP Special Projects Officer (see information below) via the nomination form available from the Women in Physics Lecturer page of the AIP website: 


Self-nomination is welcomed, as are nominations from branches or employers/colleagues.


1. Completed WIP Lecture Tour nomination form

2. Information requested on the nomination form include the following:

  •   Nominee’s name and contact details
  • a detailed record of presentations to the general public, schools and media
  • a brief statement of the research area of interest to the nominee
  • an outline of the nominee's significant contributions to physics
  • references to key publications in which these contributions were presented (via curriculum vitae
  • evidence of the nominee's ability to give a lecture which will excite an enthusiastic response in senior secondary and undergraduate students. (NOTE: this requirement must be adequately addressed in order for the nominee to be considered for selection)
  • Self-nominations should include names of two referees who can attest to the ability of the nominee to give lectures appropriate for the target audience. 

Closing Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Applications and nominations should be sent by email: 

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Nomination for the EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize 2018

Posted By Administration, 19 September 2017
Updated: 19 September 2017

The call for nomination for the EPS Hannes Alfvén Prize 2018 “For outstanding contributions to plasma physics” is open.

The prize was established by the EPS Plasma Physics Division in 2000 and is awarded for research achievements which have either already shaped the field of plasma physics or have demonstrated the potential to do so in the future. To recognise collaborative research, a group of up to three individual scientists may be nominated.

The previous Alfvén Prize laureates are:

  • R Balescu (2000)
  • V Shafranov (2001)
  • M Rosenbluth (2002)
  • V E Fortov (2003)
  • J W Connor, R J Hastie and J B Taylor (2004)
  • M G Haines, T W L Sandford and V Smirnov (2005)
  • P H Rebut (2006)
  • F Wagner (2007)
  • L Chen (2008)
  • J Meyer-ter-Vehn (2009)
  • A H Boozer and J Nührenberg (2010)
  • P Diamond, A Hasegawa and K Mima (2011)
  • E Parker (2012)
  • M Porkolab (2013)
  • P Mora (2014)
  • N Fisch (2015)
  • S Bulanov and H Zohm (2016)
  • K A Razumova (2017)

The closing date for nominations for the 2018 prize is November 3rd, 2017.

The completed nomination form should be sent to the Chair of the Plasma Physics Division Board of the European Physical Society, Prof Richard Dendy, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB, U.K., preferably by electronic mail:

The board treats all nominations in full confidence and requests that nominators inform only those persons directly involved. 

Download the nomination form in .doc or .pdf below.


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EPS Plasma Physics Division “PhD Research Award” - call for nominations

Posted By Administration, 19 September 2017
Updated: 19 September 2017

The Award

The Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS) shall grant up to four prizes annually to young scientists from the 38 European countries associated with the EPS in recognition of truly outstanding research achievements associated with their PhD study in the broad field of plasma physics. The prize shall be known as “The 2018 European Physical Society Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Award1“ (or, in short, PhD Research Award). The purpose of the prize is to encourage and reward excellence of young researchers in the field of plasma physics.

Value of the PPD PhD Research Award

The award winners will receive an award certificate from the EPS, prize money of EUR 1000 and a 3-year individual membership of the EPS, presented during the opening ceremony of the annual divisional conference. The award winners will be encouraged to present their work as an oral contribution during the following annual divisional conference and their conference fee will be waived. The award winners will receive an invitation to the conference dinner. The laudations will be printed in the Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Special Conference Issue.


Nominations for the PhD Research Award may be made by any individual member of the Plasma Physics Division of the EPS (the Nominator). No self - proposals shall be considered. Complete nominations must be lodged by the Nominator with the Chairman of the Plasma Physics Division or the organizing member of the board of the plasma physics division between 2 October and 3 December 2017 at the address given on the divisional web site Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Criteria for selection

The PhD thesis must have been formally accepted by a degree awarding institution in the EPS member states during the two years preceding the nomination. The PhD must typically have been awarded within 10 years of the candidate starting his/her first undergraduate course.

A candidate's academic qualifications must be recognized and supported by proven outstanding success in research work, including the potential impact of the nominee's published work. The Selection Committee will attempt to discern excellence in any field of plasma physics. The jury will weigh the depth of the PhD work against the time taken for the work, to respect the significant variation of the time required to complete a PhD within Europe. There will not be a numerus clausus between sub-fields of plasma physics.

Supporting Documentation

A nomination shall include the following documentation:
1. Personal details of the nominee to be provided on the nomination form (available
on the divisional web site as well as a short CV;
2. A 5-page synopsis of the PhD thesis and associated research in English, to be
written by the candidate;

3. A 2-page nomination letter from the Nominator, including a detailed statement of the nominee's academic qualifications, acknowledging in particular:
the nominee's international standing,
the outstanding quality of the work performed by the candidate,
the nominee's recognized discoveries, theories and findings,
– the significance of the nominee’s research work for the research field,
the nominee's academic curriculum and time taken in the research,
the nominee's publications, citation index.
4. Chronological list of the nominee's academic publications;
5. A signed confirmation by the nominee that the research work has been executed
by himself/herself;

The documentation items 1 - 5 shall be assembled as a single pdf-file and shall be submitted by electronic mail to the address on the divisional website.
6. A supporting letter from an independent referee, chosen by the Nominator;
7. A supporting letter from the nominee's PhD supervisor, if this is not the Nominator,confirming the outstanding quality of the work carried out.
Documents 6 - 7 can also be included in the pdf or can be sent separately by electronic mail to the address on the divisional web site. The Selection Committee may request a paper copy of the PhD thesis, if this is not available electronically. This should not be submitted until requested. It is not mandatory that the PhD thesis is written in English.

Selection Procedure

Proposals for the awards shall be made annually by a Selection Committee consisting of a Chairman and 2 - 3 members of the Division. The chairman and members of the Selection Committee shall be nominated annually by the Divisional Board and may serve for no more than 3 consecutive years. The Selection Committee shall work independently of the Divisional Board.

The Selection Committee may request a personal interview with the candidate, or may request 3rd party assessment of a candidate. The proposals by the Selection Committee shall take the form of a 300-word citation which shall be ratified by the Divisional Board, by written procedure with the Chairman of the Board who will inform the EPS of the decision. The Selection Committee may propose up to 4 candidates for the award, but may also decide to propose no candidate if the selection criteria are not considered to have been met.


The decision on the awards will be sent to all nominees in early March, 2018. The award winners will receive their nomination to present an oral talk at the next EPS conference from the Conference Programme Committee. The Selection Committee cannot enter into any discussions with Nominators or candidates concerning its decisions, which are final. The considerations of the Selection Committee are confidential.

1 The name of the PhD Research Award may include the name of a sponsoring organization, in which case the award shall be known as “The 2018 XYZ and European Physical Society Plasma Physics PhD Research Award”.

 Attached Files:
PhD_prize_2018.pdf (201.82 KB)

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

Posted By admin, 11 May 2017

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

1. EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize

The EPS Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Prize will be awarded for outstanding research contributions in the area of statistical physics, nonlinear physics, complex systems and complex networks. The prize winner will have made ground-breaking and agenda setting contributions for the development of this field. The prize can be shared by up to 3 persons. The prize consists of a medal and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.

2. EPS-SNPD Early Career Prize

This prize will be awarded to an early career scientist (defined as having obtained his/her PhD less than 6 years ago
at the time of nomination) who has made outstanding research contributions to an area of statistical physics, nonlinear physics, complex systems, or complex networks, as evidenced by a top quality and highly cited paper in an international journal. The prize can be shared by up to 2 persons. The prize consists of a medal and a cash sum. Prize winners can have any nationality.

Please send your nomination to with the subject header "EPS-SNPD prize nomination", attaching a brief
description of the research contribution of the candidate (1 page maximum, plus a list of up to 6 key publications).

Deadline for nominations for the 2017 prizes is 15 June 2017.

The prize selection committee consists of the current board members of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS in consultation with external experts.

Further information is available at the website of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division of EPS.

Christian Beck
Chairman of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division, EPS

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SigmaPhi2017 Europhysics Conference - Second Call for Abstracts

Posted By Administration, 07 March 2017
Updated: 07 March 2017
Dear Colleague,

this is the Second Call for Abstracts of the International Conference SigmaPhi2017 covering all the fields of Statistical Physics. Please note that the abstracts submission deadline is 12 April 2017.

Currently, the abstracts of the papers to be presented in the Conference  (Main Conference,  Workshops, Special Sessions), can be submitted  by using the Conference web site.

Finally, we focalize your attention to the  School of Statistical Physics organized jointly by the EPS and SigmaPhi2017 to be held in the same venue, 6-8 July 2017.

Looking forward to your participation.
Best regards,

Professor Giorgio Kaniadakis
Conference Chairman
Politecnico di Torino

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Open nominations for the EPS-Quantum Electronics and Optics Division 2017 Prizes

Posted By Administration, 26 January 2017

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is soliciting nominations for the biennial Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes, Fresnel Prizes and Thesis Prizes, which will be presented at the 2017 Edition of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference in Munich, Germany, between Sunday 25 June and Thursday 29 June 2017.

Nominations are to be received on line by March 24th, 2017 at the latest. 


EPS Quantum Electronics & Optics Prizes

Two Quantum Electronics & Optics prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics. There is one prize for fundamental aspects and another one for applied aspects. Each Prize winner will receive a medal and 5000 Euro.

Fresnel Prizes 2017

Two EPS-QEOD prizes will be awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics made by young scientists before the age of 35 (as of December 31st, 2017). There is one prize for fundamental aspects and one prize for applied aspects. The prize winners will each receive a medal and 2000 Euro.

EPS-QEOD Thesis Prizes 2017

Four EPS/QEOD prizes will reward excellence in PhD research and scientific communication in quantum electronics and optics related to a PhD thesis defended in the period June 2015 - June 2017. The prize winners are each to receive a diploma and 1000 Euro.


On line Submission

All material must be prepared in English and combined into either a single consolidated PDF file or a ZIP archive.

Please click the links below to access the submission site:

On behalf of the European Physical Society - Quantum Electronics and Optics Division

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Early Career prizes - the call for nominations is now open

Posted By Administration, 10 January 2017

The EPS has two Early Career prizes to be awarded each year – one each for achievements of a mainly theoretical or experimental nature.

Those eligible for these awards should have made a substantial contribution to the development or reputation of physics in Europe. “Early Career” is defined as those individuals in the first 12 years of their career in physics following their first degree or equivalent, with allowance for any career breaks.

Full details of the criteria and nomination procedure can be found at

The deadline for the receipt of eligible nominations and supporting statements by the EPS Secretariat is 28 February 2017.

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Nominations for Editor in Chief of EPL

Posted By Administration, 10 January 2017
Updated: 10 January 2017

Nominations are now open for the Editor-in-Chief of EPL, a leading global letters journal owned and published by a consortium of 17 national physical societies in Europe. The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) needs to be a recognized authority and leading researcher in a field of physics, and have a broad knowledge and interest in physics and its frontiers. The EiC will need to demonstrate strong commitment and leadership to further develop EPL as a top-ranking journal. Experience with the editorial process for a physics journal is also desirable. The EiC is central to enhancing EPL’s position as a leading global physics letters journal. The term of office of EPL Editor-in-Chief is three and a half years beginning in July 2017. A job description is available here.

Nominations must include a CV, publication list, and a brief covering letter describing the qualifications and the interest of the individual in the position of EPL Editor-in-Chief.

Nominations should be sent to the EPL Editorial Office no later than 15 January 2017.

Further information can be obtained from the Editorial Office in Mulhouse (

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Call for Papers: CLEO®/Europe - EQEC 2017

Posted By Administration, 05 January 2017
Updated: 05 January 2017

The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference will take place from Sunday 25 June to Thursday 29 June 2017 in Munich (ICM), Germany as part of the World of Photonics Congress and the Laser World of Photonics 2017, the world's leading laser trade fair.

The Congress will be the largest, most comprehensive and prestigious gathering of optics and photonics scientists and engineers organized in Europe in 2017.

A full list of topics and committees can be viewed on the conference website at  and we hope you will agree that the high quality of plenary, keynote, tutorial, invited speakers and short courses promises to make this conference unmissable!

The chairs invite you to come to Munich during June 25 - 29, 2017 and participate in Europe's most exciting photonics and quantum electronics event. The historical and cultural atmosphere of Munich in June also provides a perfect environment for scientific and professional networking and is a tremendous source of scientific inspiration.

Contributed papers can now be sent on line via

Please remember the deadline for the submissions: Thursday January 19, 2017, 23:59 CET.

Submissions should consist of a 35-word abstract and a single A4 page summary in pdf format.

Conference topics cover a very wide spectrum of technical areas including laser development, new optical materials, nonlinear optics and nonlinear dynamics, ultrafast phenomena, telecommunications technologies, atom and quantum optics, quantum information, precision metrology, fibre optics, optical sensing, photonic crystals, nanophotonics and metamaterials etc.  A particular highlight of the 2017 programme will be a series of special symposia surveying recent advances in the following emerging areas of: 

  • Free Electron Lasers and Applications
  • Advanced Microscopy and Nanoscopy
  • Photonics in Cancer Detection and Therapy
  • Optics of Topological Insulators
  • Perovskite Optoelectronics

More details can be found at

The conference is organised by the European Physical Society and its Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD), in cooperation with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA).

The CLEO®/Europe-EQEC conference series provides a unique European forum, offering informative reviews and discussing recent advances covering a wide spectrum of topics, from fundamental light-matter interactions and new sources of coherent light, to technology development, systems engineering and applications in industry and applied science.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!

With best regards,

Giulio Cerullo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 

Valerio Pruneri, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences & ICREA, Spain

CLEO®/Europe General Chairs

Thorsten Ackemann, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Christine Silberhorn, Universität Paderborn, Germany

EQEC General Chairs

Jörg Schreiber, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany CLEO®/Europe-EQEC Local Chair

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