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EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards - deadline 19 January 2017

Posted By Administration, Thursday 5 January 2017

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division and Young Minds 

Action Committee of the European Physical Society offer travel grants 

for PhD Students wishing to attend CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2017



  • Grants are available.
  • The monetary sums are 500 € for PhD Students working in a country of the European Union (EU) or 1000 € for PhD Students working outside EU.
  • The amount will be sent to the recipients by wire bank transfer.


Selection procedure and criteria

  • A Committee composed by QEOD Board members and EPS Young Minds will review the applications.
  • Grants will be awarded to PhD Students having not yet defended their thesis at the dates of the meeting.
  • Only one grant will be awarded per person and per research group.
  • Recipients must have an accepted oral or poster contribution at the conference.


Application procedure

  • Applications must be made between October 17, 2016 and January 19, 2017 by using the online system for conference submissions (
  • There, a special item points to the EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Awards.
  • If you are interested in applying, below this item upload a double-page pdf file detailing

(i) your name, surname and date of birth,

(ii) your complete affiliation,

(iii) the title and the 35-word abstract of your contribution,

(iv) the starting date of your PhD and expected date of the PhD defense,

(v) your list of publications limited to the five most significant articles,

(vi) a support letter of your supervisor.



  • Results of the selection Committee will be sent to the applicants from March 17, 2017.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!


Luc Bergé                                                                                                 




Eva Salvador Balaguer

EPS Young Minds Chair

Tags:  CLEO Europe  conferences  Grants  students 

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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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ALBA Synchrotron is interested in brilliant students to perform their PhD thesis in synchrotron light related subjects.

Posted By Administration, Monday 11 August 2014
The application period is open now, until the 5th of September, to receive requests from interested candidates. For further details please click on “OUTREACH” section of the ALBA web site (

Tags:  ALBA Cells  students  thesis 

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ESA Drop Your Thesis! - deadline for proposals 19 January 2014

Posted By Administration, Tuesday 22 October 2013
Updated: Tuesday 22 October 2013
The European Space Agency is proud to announce a new edition of the Drop Your Thesis! programme. Through this programme, a team of university students will be given the opportunity to carry out a microgravity experiment, at the ZARM Drop Tower Facility in Bremen, Germany. ZARM is one of the most sophisticated research centres of its kind in Europe and boasts a 146 m high tower that provides experiments with up to 9.3 seconds of microgravity.

The submission deadline for experiment proposals is January 19, 2014.

The selected team will perform its experiment during ESA's sixth Drop your Thesis! campaign, to be held in autumn 2014.

The details of this programme, including instructions on how to apply, can be found on the ESA Education Office Website at

Tags:  ESA  students 

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International Physics Olympiad 2013

Posted By Administration, Monday 9 September 2013
Updated: Monday 9 September 2013

The International Physics Olympiad is a prestigious  competition for secondary school students from all over the world. This year the IPhO was held in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 7 to 15 July 2013 and gathered together 374 secondary school students.

The European Physical Society is sponsoring the IPhO for a student award. This year, the award was attributed to Attila Szabó from Hungary and to Katerina Marinova Naydenova from Bulgaria. The award is meant to stimulate the interest of science and notably physics amongst youngsters.

In the 44th IPhO the students came from 81 countries. Amongst them were 18 girls. Attila Szabó from Hungary go the highest score of the olympiad (47 out of 50). He also got the best result for the theoretical problems (29.5 out of 30). The best score for the experiments was received by Calvin Lin Huang from the USA (18.4 out of 20). There were 41 gold medalists, 64 got silver, 101 got bronze and 64 students got an honourable mention.

View photographs of the ceremony
Visit the IPhO 2013 website

Tags:  award  olympiad  sponsor  students 

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