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SCOAP3 turns 3’333: join the webinar

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 14 October 2014

14 October 2014 - Last week the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3) marked the publication of its 3’333rd article, and is now hosting an online conversation on November 18th to discuss its first months of operation.

Starting January 2014, SCOAP3 has supported publication of Open Access articles in high-quality peer-reviewed journals in the field of high-energy physics. Articles copyright stays with the authors and content is released under a CC-BY license, freely accessible both on the publishers’ website as well as on the SCOAP3 repository, from where participating libraries can ingest selected content and build value-added services.

Complete information can be found on the SCOAP3 website:

Tags:  publication  SCOAP3  webinar 

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Ada Lovelace Day begins!

Posted By Administration, Monday 13 October 2014

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Visit the website to see all events that will happen worldwide in 2014:

Tags:  ALD  event 

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EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize 2015: call for nominations

Posted By Administration, Thursday 9 October 2014

Research in Plasma Physics has multiple and rich outcomes with direct and/or indirect applications. These applications, which are sometimes inconspicuous and even unknown to the layman, can have significant impacts on daily human life as well as on economic activity. Surprisingly, some of the impacts seem far from the basic Plasma Physics research which gave birth to these key original ideas, but nonetheless represent exemplary innovative strategies. Today, applications of Plasma Physics flourish in vastly different domains, such as radioactive waste transmutation, medicine, isotope separation processes (with fundamental applications to cancer therapy), infection treatment, material processing, torch cutting and welding, flat TV screens, lighting systems, thrusters, as well as countless other medical, industrial and engineering applications. Within the general framework of the relationship between "Science and Society", there is a strong effort on communication between research and public domains in many countries.

The European Physical Society is keenly aware of these important applications. As a dual gesture of stimulation and recognition, a new annual prize has been created by the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society. This prize targets research which has demonstrably led to robust innovative applications or important effects on society. Nominations in any fields are encouraged.

Establishment and Support
The prize has been established in 2008 and supported by the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physics Society. The Prize is given once a year and consists of 3000 euros and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient.  More information and previous winners can be found at :

Rules and eligibility :
Nominees need not now be working on the topics. Any work may be submitted. The recognized contribution may be a product, a process or a tool enabling practical application issued directly from plasma physics field.
Existing applications (i.e. excluding those expected to be developped within a short time or forthcoming future) will be taken into consideration. Moreover, applications developped in areas outside the plasma research field in which these were born will be analyzed by the jury. High technology products /tools which represent only extensions of works developped in the same original research field will be not considered.
Nominees need not to be EPS members. Nominees candidatures are submitted by nominators as detailed below. Proposals for prize sharing are also admitted. There is no restriction in terms of geography and/or nationality.

Nominations and selection Process
A broad spectrum of nominations and in particular from companies/institutions/National and/or Universities laboratories are encouraged to apply. To complete the nomination, you (the nominator) are asked to provide the EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize nomination form by November 1st 2014.

Completed forms should be sent to:
Chair of the EPS Plasma Physics Division, Dr. Sylvie Jacquemot, LULI, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex, France
Email address:

Bertrand Lembège :
Holger Kernsten :

Download the nomination form.

Tags:  Innovation Prize  Plasma  prize 

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The 2015 European Inventor Award is open for new entries

Posted By Administration, Monday 6 October 2014

The European Inventor Award is presented annually by the European Patent Office to inventors who have made a significant contribution to innovation, economy and society in Europe.

Please find all the necessary information to nominate an inventor at :

Tags:  award  call  EPWS 

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21 October is DAY OF PHOTONICS

Posted By Administration, Sunday 5 October 2014
Updated: Monday 6 October 2014

On 21 October 1983, the General Conference of Weights And Measures adopted the value of 299,792.458 km/s for the speed of light. At the occasion of the anniversary, over 100 activities will be organized in more than 30 countries in the world and encompass all kinds of demonstrations and discussions on the impact of photonics on our day-to-day life.

Any company, research organization, university, is welcome to organize an activity. Please contact the organizers to have your event listed!

More info can be found on

Tags:  IYL2015  photonics 

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EPS Early Career Prize 2014 awarded to Román Orús and Ian Chapman

Posted By Administration, Friday 26 September 2014
The European Physical Society is pleased to announce the award of the EPS Early Career Prize 2014 awarded to Román Orús and Ian Chapman.

Read the full press release.

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VI EPS Forum Physics and Society: register until 28 September

Posted By Administration, Monday 22 September 2014

The VI FPS meeting will be arranged in Belgrade, Serbia from 2-3 October 2014

Titles for the topics:

  1. Improving the image with students - curriculum action - what works?
  2. Improving the image with employers - what do employers want?
  3. Improving the image with the public - engaging non-specialists 

You can still register until 28 September. More info can be found on the forum website.

Tags:  conferences  Forum Physics and Society 

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Liquids 2014: winners of the EPS Invited Speaker Grant and of the EPS Poster Prize announced

Posted By Administration, Friday 12 September 2014
The winners of the EPS Invited Speaker Grant and EPS Poster Prize awarded at the 9th Liquid Matter Conference - Liquids 2014, held in Lisbon, Portugal, 21-25 July 2014 are:

EPS Invited Speaker Grant: Professor Francesco Sciortino

from the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Title of talk: Providing valence to colloids: equilibrium gels and ultrastable liquids

EPS Poster Prize: Shreyas Gokhale
from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Title of poster: Direct experimental evidence of growing dynamical facilitation on approaching the colloidal glass transition

Read more
Liquids 2014

Tags:  conferences  Grants  liquids  prize 

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2015 EPS Prize for Research into the Science of Light: nominations are open

Posted By Administration, Thursday 11 September 2014
Updated: Thursday 11 September 2014

Nominations are to be received on line by October 1st, 2014 at the latest.
Visit the EPS QEOD website for details and on line submission.

Tags:  call  prize  QEOD 

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Call for undergraduate students' internship at ALBA-CELLS

Posted By Administration, Thursday 11 September 2014
From September 8th until September 28th, undergraduate students interested in doing an internship in the ALBA Synchrotron can submit a proposal. Further information can be found on the ALBA-CELLS website.

Tags:  ALBA Cells  Associate Members  students 

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