June 2023 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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EPS Council 2023 in Porto

The Council of the European Physical Society (EPS) took place in Porto this year. In the beautiful premises of the Fundação Dr. António Cupertino de Miranda, representatives of most EPS Member Societies, Individual Members, Associate Members, chairs of Divisions, Groups and Committees exchanged ideas on the Society's activities.

Mairi Sakellariadou is EPS President-Elect!

Mairi Sakellariadou is EPS President-Elect!

Find out more about Mairi Sakellariadou interviewed at King's College London.

Professor Sakellariadou was former co-editor of the EPL journal and is currently chair of the EPS Gravitational Physics Division.

EPS Awards 2023

EPS Awards 2023

During the EPS Council 2023, following awards were attributed: one EPS Gero Thomas Medal, two EPS Fellows, one Honorary Member and two EPS Early Career Awards.

The 2020 EPS Edison Volta Prize was also attributed to two of the three recipients.

Discover all awardees on the EPS website.

EPS Historic Site inaugurated in Iasi, Romania

EPS Historic Site in Romania

On 22nd May 2023, the Faculty of Physics of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași (UAIC) was declared an EPS Historic Site by the European Physical Society.

The Faculty of Physics in Iași is only the second Romanian institution to receive this honour, after the Magurele Physics Campus in 2017.

Surrounded by Science

Surrounded by Sciene participated in SciComPt 2023, the Annual Congress of Science Communication practitioners and researchers. The event took place in Bragança, Portugal.

The EPS is a partner to the Surrounded by Science Project.

IYBSSD: An interview with Hans Peter Beck

Watch the interview of Hans-Peter Beck, former President of the Swiss Physical Society. The video is featured by the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.

Science on Stage

Science on Stage is the European network for STEM teachers focusing on the exchange of best practice teaching ideas.

A new project with the topic “Quantum Computing in STEM Education” will start in 2024. Application to participate is launched.

Otto Hahn Medal: This work will soon make ITER plasmas predictable!

Wladimir Zholobenko's dissertation enables realistic simulations of turbulence at the edge of nuclear fusion reactors built according to the tokamak principle for the first time.

CERN latest news on LHCb

LHCb tightens precision on key measurements of matter–antimatter asymmetry.

The Big Bang is thought to have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter, yet the Universe today is made almost entirely of matter, so something must have happened to create this imbalance.

IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme

The next application call is scheduled to open in mid-July 2023 and will close by end of September 2023. Read more about the programme and eligibility requirement.

Adventure tour into science

GSI and FAIR invitation to Open House

How are the building blocks of our life created? What weapons can help humanity in the fight against cancer? What are planets composed of in their innermost core? What is currently happening on the construction site for one of the world's largest research projects?

Answers to these and many other exciting questions can be found at the Open House, to which the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung and the future accelerator center FAIR invite you on Saturday, 15 July 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events and dates

The 49th European Conference on Plasma Physics
The conference will take place in Bordeaux, FR, from 3rd-7th July 2023.

The GIREP-EPEC 2023 conference will be held 3rd-7th July 2023 in Košice, Slovakia.

2D Quantum Matter - Summer School
This school will take place from 10th-13th July 2023  Lucca, IT.

EPS Activities
Click here for the list of the activities of the EPS Executive Committee and the EPS Staff.


EPL cover

Read this article in open access: Trimaximal mixing and extended magic symmetry in a model of neutrino mass matrix.

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