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Victor Franz Hess observatory distinguished as EPS Historic Site

After a conception and reconstruction phase of several years, the Victor Franz Hess observatory on the Hafelekar mountain above Innsbruck was officially presented to the public on 29th September. On this occasion, the European Physical Society awarded the station the distinction of "EPS Historic Site".

The IESC has been distinguished as EPS Historic Site

On 7th October 2022, personalities including representatives of the governing bodies and partners of the Institut d'études scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC, CNRS/Univ. Côte d'Azur/Univ. de Corse Pasquale Paoli), gathered for the ceremony to receive the "EPS Historic Site" distinction from the European Physical Society (EPS).

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory acknowledged as EPS Historic Site

The Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory was acknowledged with a European award for the observatory’s long-term work.

The Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory is the first EPS Historic Site in Finland. The President of EPS Luc Bergé revealed the award in Sodankylä on Thursday 8th December.

An interview with Pilar Lopez: "In helping women, I help science"

María Pilar López Sancho, researcher at the Madrid Institute for Materials Science and winner of the Winter 2021 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction, speaks about her career, the effectiveness of advocacy of gender equality, cultural bias, and the future of action for equality.

Highlights of the EuNPC2022 conference

The 2022 edition of the European Nuclear Physics Conference (EuNPC), organized by the Nuclear Physics Board of the European Physical Society, took place, from 24th to 28th of October 2022, in the beautiful Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

Alessandra Fantoni is the new chair-elect of the EPS Nuclear Physics Division board

During the board meeting of the EPS Nuclear Physics Division (NPD) in late October in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Alessandra Fantoni was elected as future chair of the board. She will take over from the current chair, Alison Bruce, in 2024.

Nuclear fusion simulation to pioneer transition to exascale supercomputers

The latest news from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, an EPS Associate Member.

The EU Commission is providing 2.14 million euros in funding to take the GENE simulation code developed at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) to a new level.

News from CERN

The latest news from CERN, an EPS Associate Member: ALICE estimates how transparent the Milky Way is to antimatter.

The antimatter counterpart of a light atomic nucleus can travel a long distance in the Milky Way without being absorbed, shows the international ALICE collaboration in an article published in Nature Physics.

SCOAP3 launches open books program

SCOAP³, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, has officially launched a new initiative to make books in particle physics and related domains fully open access, under the SCOAP³ for Books programme.

News from EUROfusion

The latest news from EUROfusion, an EPS Associate Member.


EPS QEOD Prizes 2023: call for nominations

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. 

The prizes will be presented at the 2023 Edition of the CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2023 conferences in Munich, Germany, between 26th and 30th June 2023.

Events and dates

CMD30: FisMat2023
Call for mini-colloquia:  Submit a proposal for a Mini-colloquium by 13th January 2023.

Joint ICTP-IAEA Advanced School/Workshop on Machine Learning in Citizen Science
This event is organised from 27th February to 3rd March 2023 at the ICTP in Trieste, Italy.

EPS Activities
The EPS works to support its members. Click here for the list of the activities of the EPS Executive Committee and the EPS Staff since January 2022.

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Special issue on the EPS Grand Challenges for physics.

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