March 2022 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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EPS statement: The EPS condemns the continuing attacks by the Russian Federation against Ukraine

The European Physical Society (EPS) strongly condemns the continuing attacks by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, an independent and sovereign country.

EPS PPD Innovation Prize 2022

The 2022 EPS Plasma Physics Innovation Prize was awarded to Dr Ane Aanesland, Dr Dmytro Rafalskyi and Javier Martínez Martínez (ThrustMe, France) for technological, industrial or societal applications of research in plasma physics. They successfully pioneered the use of iodine-fuelled plasma-based electric propulsion systems for satellites.

The Ukrainian Physical Society approves the EPS Statement concerning the war in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Physical Society approves the EPS Statement and related measures against the war in Ukraine.
Read its Letter to the EPS and their further requests here.

News from the EPS Young Minds: Women in Optics and Photonics in Spain

Gender bias in STEM areas is a palpable reality that we cannot ignore. Discover the involvment of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA) to face this challenge.

100 years of Niels Bohr Institute

The official centenary celebration of the Niels Bohr Institute took place on the morning of the 3rd of March 2022 in Copenhagen City Hall. Invited guests included the Mayor of Copenhagen, the Danish Crown Prince, the Minister of Higher Education and Science of Denmark and no less than 5 Nobel laureates in Physics.

Update on the response from the physics community about the situation in Ukraine

You will find here a series of links to statements from some EPS Member Societies, some EPS Associate Members or institutes strongly related to the European Physical Society.

2022 is the Year of Mieczyslaw Wolfke in Poland

This year was announced in Poland as a Year of Mieczyslaw Wolfke by Polish Physical Society, Warsaw University of Technology, Photonics Society of Poland and the Committee of Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences.
Mieczyslaw Wolfke (1883-1947) was a notable Polish physicist, inventor, and advocate of technical physics.

Federico Boscherini will be the next Council Chair of the XFEL

Federico Boscherini, Professor of Physics at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Bologna, has been elected as the new Chair of the Council of the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL). The appointment starts from July 2022 for a first two year period.

News from the Turkish Physical Society

The Turkish Physical Society (TPS) organises several events in 2022 and announce prizes for 2021 and 2022. The winners will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the 38th International Physics Congress (TPS-38).

Science Breakthrough Prize

Falling Walls is a global hub connecting science, business and society through impact-oriented ideas and discoveries, driven by their shared dedication for creating breakthroughs across borders and disciplines. 

News from EUROfusion

EUROfusion, an EPS Associate member, suggests the reading of a book "to end fear of nuclear" technology.

Discover a presentation of this book available for free download.

Inauguration at SESAME new lab of INFN-CHNet network dedicated to Cultural Heritage

On February 15, Italy’s Ambassador to Jordan, Fabio Cassese, inaugurated at SESAME a new laboratory of the INFN-CHNet network dedicated to Cultural Heritage of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and hailed SESAME’s inclusion in the network. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Director of SESAME, Khaled Toukan, and many members of the scientific community. The event was also attended by the coordinator of the INFN-CHNet network, Francesco Taccetti, and Mariangela Cestelli Guidi, Head of the synchrotron beamline of the Daphne-Light Laboratory at the INFN Frascati National Laboratories.

Events and dates

3rd EPS Conference on Gravitation
The conference will take place from 23rd-25th May in Nice, France.

The conference will be held from 27th June-1st July in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The conference will be held from 4th-8th July in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jost Bürgi Symposium
The symposium will be held on 30th April in Lichtensteig, Switzerland.

ÖPG meeting
The meeting will take place from 26th-30th September in Leoben, Austria.

EPS Activities
The EPS works to support its members. View the activities of the EPS Executive Committee and the EPS Staff since January 2022.

Editorial of Gonzalo Muga, editor-in-chief of EPL

Read the editorial of Gonzalo Muga, editor-in-chief of EPL since January 2022.

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