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Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner wins the 2016 EPS Lise Meitner Prize

Posted By admin, Tuesday 17 May 2016
Updated: Tuesday 17 May 2016

The Lise Meitner Prize is awarded biennially by the European Physical Society for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science.

The 2016 Prize Laureate is:

  • Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner, Universität Bonn and Forschungszentrum in Jülich, Germany

"for his developments and applications of effective field theories in hadron and nuclear physics, that allowed for systematic and precise investigations of the structure and dynamics of nucleons and nuclei based on Quantum Chromodynamics."

The prize consists of a Medal, a Diploma with the above citation, in addition to a cash award.

The Lise Meitner Prize is sponsored by:

  • The Karin and Carlo Giersch Foundation
  • The KVI Centre for Advanced Radiation Technology, Groningen
  • The Nuclear Physics Institute Research Centre, Jülich
  • The Institute of Nuclear Physics, Orsay
  • The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt
  • The 3rd European Nuclear Physics Conference, Groningen, 2015.

The prize medal and the diploma will be presented to Prof. Meißner at a scientific meeting on Advances in Effective Field Theories to be held in Jülich later in the year.

More information about the Lise Meitner Prize and the EPS Nuclear Physics Division can be found on the division's website.

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Report on the 11th EINN conference

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 17 November 2015

The conference on “Electromagnetic Interactions with Nucleons and Nuclei (EINN)” has been organized on Santorini and Milos Islands in Greece every other year since 1995. In 2011 its location was successfully moved to Paphos, Cyprus. The conference series covers experimental and theoretical topics in the areas of nuclear and hadronic physics. It also serves as a forum for contacts and discussions of current and future developments in the field. The conference has unofficially been a counterpart of the US Gordon conference on photonuclear physics and held in alternate years with traditionally a strong US participation. No proceedings are produced, in the tradition of Gordon and Euroconferences, in order to encourage the frank exchange of even tentative information.

The 11th EINN conference took place in Paphos, Cyprus 1-­‐7 Nov. 2015 and attracted about 100 participants from 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia. This year marked 20 years of successful organization of the conference series and a celebration took place organized by the first chair Dr. K. de Jager.

Since 2011, the conference program has dedicated sessions for postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, who receive financial support. In 2013, an extra day was added before the conference with pedagogical lectures to facilitate the understanding by younger physicists of the more technical talks during the conference. This year the conference added a two day pre-­‐conference event on Frontiers and Careers in Photonuclear Physics – skill development and talks for students, which was very-­‐well received by the students. As customary, two topical parallel workshops were organized, one on Spectroscopy and one on the Spin structure of nucleons and nuclei, which this year included selected talks from the abstracts submitted as well as invited talks. More than 40 students and postdoctoral fellows participated in the conference by receiving partial support. A highlight of the conference was the evening plenary poster session, which drew a large attendance with lively discussions. The authors of the three best posters were selected by secret vote of all attendees. The winners, who are young researchers from the Cyprus Institute, MIT and Mainz University, were awarded the Feynman Lecture Series and commemoratory gifts, and presented a talk on the subject of their posters at the plenary section of the conference.

The conference covered a wide range of theoretical and experimental developments in hadron physics including, dipole moments of neutral and charged particles, the proton radius puzzle, new experimental facilities, dark matter searches, nuclear astrophysics, lattice QCD, spectroscopy, spin structure of nucleons, precision electroweak physics and new physics searches. With the study of QCD being a major focus of present activities and future plans in physics research worldwide, the EINN conference will continue to provide an important international forum, particularly for young physicists, for the foreseeable future.

More details for EINN 2015 visit:
For a historical overview visit:

Constantia Alexandrou 


The three best poster winners. EPS was among the sponsors for the prizes

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2016 Lise Meitner Prize: Call for Nominations

Posted By Administration, Monday 2 November 2015

The call for nominations for the 2016 Lise Meitner Prize is now open.
See this web page for further information:

Deadline for submission of nominations: 31st January 2016.

Tags:  2016  call  EPS Nuclear Physics Division  ESP NPD  Lise Meitner Prize 

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EPS QEOD: Call for Prizes 2015

Posted By Administration, Thursday 20 November 2014

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division 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 2015 Edition of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference in Munich, Germany, between 21st and 25th June 2015. 

Nominations are to be received online by 20 March 2015 at the latest. 

Complete information about the EPS QEOD Prizes 2015 can be found on the division's website.

Tags:  call  CLEO Europe  EPS Nuclear Physics Division  Fresnel  prize  QEOD  Quantum Electronics and Optics 

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IBA-Europhysics Prize 2015: Call for Nominations

Posted By Administration, Sunday 16 November 2014
Updated: Tuesday 18 November 2014

The board of the European Physical Society (EPS) Nuclear Physics Division calls for nominations for the 2015 IBA-Europhysics Prize, sponsored by IBA Group, Belgium. The award will be made to one or several individuals for outstanding contributions to Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods and Nuclear Researches in Medicine.

The board welcomes proposals which represent the breadth and strength of Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods in Medicine in Europe.

Nominations forms should be accompanied by a brief CV of the nominee(s) and a list of relevant publications. Up to two letters of support from authorities in the field, outlining the importance of the work would also be helpful. Nominations will be treated in confidence and, although they will be acknowledged, there will be no further communication.

Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to Douglas MacGregor, Chair IBA Prize Committee:

The deadline for submission of nominations is 16 January 2015.

Nomination forms can be downloaded FROM HERE.

This call can be downloaded as a PDF file FROM HERE.

Prize rules:

  1. The Prize shall be awarded every two years.
  2. The Prize shall consist of a Diploma of the EPS and a total prize money of EUR 5000 (to be shared if more than one laureate).
  3. The money for the prize is provided by IBA Group, Belgium.
  4. The Prize shall be awarded to one or more researchers.
  5. The Prize shall be awarded without restrictions of nationality, sex, race or religion.
  6. Only work that has been published in refereed journals can be considered in the proposals for candidates to the prize.
  7. The board of the EPS Nuclear Physics Division shall request nominations to the Prize from experts in Nuclear Science and related fields who are not members of the Board.
  8. Self-nominations for the award shall not be accepted.
  9. Nominations shall be reviewed by a Prize Committee appointed by the board. The Committee shall consider each eligible nomination and make recommendations to the board, taking into account reports of referees who are not members of the board.
  10. The final recommendation of the board and a report shall be submitted for ratification to the Executive Committee of the EPS.

Douglas MacGregor
Chair EPS Nuclear Physics Division

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