December 2021 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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The EPS is a partner of the IYBSSD2022

On 2nd December 2021, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022). The European Physical Society is partner of this international initiative.

Report on the EPS Forum Physics and Society

The meeting on "PHYSICS FOR SOCIETY: GRAND CHALLENGES IN THE HORIZON 2050" was held at the Magnus Haus in Berlin from 28 to 29 October 2021.

Visit to ITER, the international nuclear fusion reactor

The Technology and Innovation Group of the European Physical Society (EPS TIG) organised a visit to ITER on the 23 November 2021.

EPS Europhysics Prize 2022: The call is open

The EPS Condensed Matter Division is pleased to request nominations for the EPS Europhysics Prize 2022 which will be funded by CECOM, EPS Associate Member, and the EPL journal. Details about the call can be found here.

ESPD Prizes 2022: Call for Nominations

Since 2017, the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) awards two yearly prizes: the ESPD PhD Thesis Prize and the ESPD Early Career Researcher (Postdoc) Prize. The deadline for nomination is 6 February 2022.

INFUSED : The international fusion education initiative

INFUSED, the global Nuclear Fusion Education Programme & Hub, is now live. This education initiative was launched in November 2021 and is supported by the European Physical Society through its EPS Education Physics Division.

How to turn ultrathin silicon black?

The team of Willem Vos and Sharma Devashish discovered how to greatly enhance the optical absorption of (ultra)thin silicon films using a nanostructured backreflector. This is relevant for device applications in ultrathin solar cells, photodiode detectors, and CCD chips in cameras.

Season’s greetings from the European Physical Society

The European Physical Society sends its Season's Greetings to all its members and inform them the EPS offices will be closed between Christmas and New Year.


IDL 2021

The International Day of Light in 2021 saw events worldwide having tremendous impact, particularly on the theme of promoting improved trust in science.

You can download the detailed reports on the International Day of Light 2021 here.

The IDL team is now preparing for the International Day of Light 2022 and is welcoming registration of events for next year on their global calendar. Details to organise an event can be found on the IDL website.


Events and dates

The conference will take place in Seefeld, Austria. Dates are postponed. Check the website for the latest updates.

The EPS Forum
The EPS Forum will take place from 2-4 june 2022 in Paris, France.

The conference will take place from 28 August to 2 September 2022 in Hannover, Germany.

EPS Activities
View the activities of the EPS Executive Committee and the EPS Staff since January 2021.


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