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Dr. Hanieh Fattahi on Minerva Fast Track Programme

Posted By Administration, Friday 3 March 2017

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi, a young physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been chosen for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme.

On an annual basis, the programme currently supports two outstanding postdoctoral female scientists from the fields of the CPTS (Chemistry, Physics and Technology) Section to plan their careers in a more targeted way.

As the name of the programme suggests, it aims to pave the way towards establishing an own research group. In the first phase a three years position is funded by the Max Planck Society. This first phase includes a stay at an internationally renowned Research Institute for an extended period. From June 2017 on Hanieh Fattahi will work in the group of Prof. Sunney Xie at Harvard University (Boston, USA) for one year. When she will be back at MPQ, she will be able to set up a group with two PhD Students. Funds for the equipment and personnel resources will be made by the Institute. After this first stage she can apply for a Max Planck Research Group with a funding period of five years.

Hanieh Fattahi studied biophysics at Sharif-University in Teheran (Iran) where she received her Master of Science in Applied Physics in 2007. In her thesis she investigated the effect of laser irradiation on collagen bundles in the skin. Afterwards, she was accepted at the International Max Planck Research School for Advanced Photon Science (IMPRS-APS), joining the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics headed by Professor Krausz. In 2015 she received her doctoral degree with summa cum laude on the topic “Third Generation Femtosecond Technology”. Since then she has been leading a group in laser development with the focus on waveform synthesis and four-dimensional imaging of electronic motion.

Since 2016 she has been Co-coordinator of the IMPRS-APS. In addition, she became Fellow of the Max Planck Center for Extreme and Quantum Photonics in Ottawa (Canada) in 2016.

Within the Minerva programme, Fattahi and her team will develop an innovative micro-spectroscopy tool for lable-free imaging of biological samples. The new tool combines femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy and field-resolved detection in order to achieve a higher sensitivity for distinguishing molecular fingerprint. This novel method keeps promise for in-vivo, early detection of cancerous cells.

Hanieh Fattahi is member of several scientific organizations, such as the Optical Society of America (OSA), the German Physical Society, and Young Professional Member of the OSA. She is also member of the executive committee of the OSA technical group “Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/ High Field Physics” and at present president of the “Young Mind Section of Munich” (ALPS) of the European Physical Society (EPS).
Olivia Meyer-Streng

Tags:  EOC  EPS Young Minds  research  women in physics 

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Dieter Meschede elected as next president of the German Physical Society

Posted By Administration, Thursday 2 March 2017
The DPG council unanimously elected Dieter Meschede as next presient of the Society from 2018 to 2020. Professor Meschede is leader of the Quantum Technology Group of the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bonn. He will start his term in April 2018, following Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who will then be vice-president for two years.

Read the complete press release (German) on the website of the German Physical Society.

Tags:  2018  DPG  president  term 

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Eratosthenes Experiment March 2017

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, Tuesday 28 February 2017

Following last March’s  great success with more than 1100  schools from around the world involved in the activity,  we are happy to announce the Eratosthenes Experiment March 2017, which will take place on the 21st  of March, 2017 (a day after the spring equinox day)! Do not miss the opportunity to participate in this fascinating international event! Take part through your school by registering at the website with your school’s longitude and latitude. Once you are registered, you will be put in touch with a school from the same longitude with you by the organizing team. Together with your partner school, you will record data, collaborate, calculate the circumference of the Earth and submit the data.

In order to stand a chance to win a scholarship to attend the 2017 European Science Education Academy (ESEA) Summer School in Greece, take a photo of your experiment and submit it until the 14th of April along with your data. More info at:

Please note that the Eratosthenes Experiment official website has been upgraded. From now on, you can create your account and make use of it   in order to register your school, submit & store your experiment data to compare them with future data, and upload to the gallery of Eratosthenes website photos from the experiment taking part at your school (or another location). 

On behalf of the Eratosthenes Experiment Organizing Committee,

Giannis Alexopoulos

Research & Development Department

Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Dimitriou Panagea Street

GR 15351 Pallini


Tel: (+30) 2108176790-91


Tags:  education  Eratosthenes  ISE  outreach 

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The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2016 was given to Dr. Patricia Bassereau

Posted By Gina Gunaratnam, Thursday 23 February 2017

The EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2016 (Automn/Winter) was given to Dr. Patricia Bassereau, for "her important and innovative work on the studies of soft matter and in vitro biological systems at the forefront of the Physics-Biology science. Her rich and fruitful career is an inspiration for young women researchers.”

Read the interview of Dr. Bassereau by Lucia Di Ciaccio in the February issue of e-EPS.

Tags:  Emmy Noether DIstinction  EPS EOC  women in physics 

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DPG on the statement from science organisations in Germany

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 7 February 2017

3rd February 2017 - German Physical Society

„Wissenschaft ist ein hohes Gut und eine wichtige kulturelle Errungenschaft. Wissenschaftliches – also kritisches und kreatives – Denken bedarf eines entsprechenden gesellschaftlichen Umfeldes. Der freie Austausch von Meinungen, eine Kultur des Aufeinander-Hörens und des mit rationalen Argumenten geführten Diskurses sind Voraussetzungen dafür, dass gute Wissenschaft auf Dauer gedeihen kann. Insbesondere sind Dialog und Austausch auch über Grenzen hinweg für die Wissenschaft von vitaler Bedeutung. Umgekehrt kann die Wissenschaft dazu beitragen, eine Kultur der Toleranz und der Zusammenarbeit zu fördern.“ (DPG-Präsident Rolf-Dieter Heuer)

Published on the website of the German Physical Society.


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Open Readings 2017

Posted By Administration, Monday 30 January 2017
Dear Members of EPS YM,

International conference "Open Readings 2017", which takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 14-17th of March, strikes again with 4 days of thrilling sessions on extensive range of topics, social events and world-class lectures.

You can be a part of it either by presenting your research or enjoying overwhelming lectures by:

• John Ellis, UK & CERN
• Ben Feringa, Netherlands (*2016 Nobel laureate)
• Philip Russell, Germany
• Xi-Cheng Zhang, USA
• Michael Grätzel, Switzerland
• Naomi Halas, USA
• Robin Lovell-Badge, UK
• Eugenio Coccia, Italy

The deadline for thesis submission - 3rd of February! 
Students can take part in oral and poster sessions, do not hesitate - register now!

Please forward this letter and its attachment to students and encourage them to participate! Participation is free of charge.

Best wishes,
Organizing Committee


Download File (PDF)

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

Posted By Administration, Thursday 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

Tags:  call  EPS QEOD  nominations  prize 

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EPS Awards - Nominations are open for 2017

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 17 January 2017

Dear Colleagues,

It is time to think who among your colleagues deserves special recognition by the European Physical Society. At Council 2017, a number of awards will be presented, and we would like to ask you for your nominations. Please note that the deadline for nominations for all awards is 28 February 2017 and can addressed per email to the EPS secretariat (). Nominations can be made in the following categories:

EPS Fellows
Individuals whose achievements in physics, whether in research, industry or education and/or through commitment to the SOCIETY warrant specific recognition are eligible to become EPS Fellow
More information can be found here:

EPS Honorary Members
In recognition of extraordinary contributions to the EPS and physics, the EPS awards Honorary Membership to truly outstanding individuals.
More information can be found here:

EPS Achievement Awards
The award is given annually by the Society for excellent contributions to the promotion and development of: EPS Divisions or their Sections; EPS Groups; EPS Committees.
More information can be found here:

EPS Gero Thomas Medal
The Commemorative Medal,created in 2000 to honour the memory of G. Thomas, is awarded to individuals for their outstanding service to the Society.
More information can be found here:

The EPS secretariat

Tags:  award  EPS Achievement Award  EPS Fellows  EPS Honorary Members  Gero Thomas 

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Early Career prizes - the call for nominations is now open

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