May 2020 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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EPS Accelerator Group announces 2020 prize-winners

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG) has announced the winners of the 2020 Accelerator Prizes. The prizes were presented on 14 May in the context of the International Particle Accelerator Conference.

2020 ESPD Senior Prize awarded to Eric Priest

The European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society is honored to announce that Eric Priest (University of St Andrews, UK) has been awarded the ESPD Senior Prize 2020.

How Yerevan Young Minds Faces Challenges in 2020

The EPS Yerevan Young Minds Section was established in 2018 and since then has faced many problems associated with the popularization of science. However, members of Yerevan YM are determined to break stereotypes surrounding science, spread awareness of its various applications and simply show its beauty.

Quantum Computer and Quantum Supremacy

This article is a publication of the AAPPS Bulletin.

A hundred years after the invention of quantum mechanics, the field is once again the center of discussion, drawing the attention of both scientists and the general public.

EPS TIG «Physics for Health» Hands-on Workshop

EPS Technology and Innovation Group will organize its 2nd ‘hands-on’ workshop «Physics for Health» on 6-8 November 2020 at ‘IdeaSquare’-CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ESO Instrument Finds Closest Black Hole to Earth

A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth. The black hole is closer to our Solar System than any other found to date and forms part of a triple system that can be seen with the naked eye.

EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community

The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe’s greatest mysteries will be resolved. EPFL became a member of the SKA Organisation (SKAO) beginning of April 2020, and will coordinate the contributions to this project on behalf of the Swiss academic community.

ASACUSA researchers create and study new exotic atom at PSI

A team of researchers from the ASACUSA collaboration have taken experimental equipment from CERN to the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) near Zurich to create a theoretically predicted but never before verified exotic atom and made first measurements of how it absorbs and resonates with light.

EuNPC2021 on the “Way of Saint James”

The Nuclear Physics Board of the European Physical Society has chosen, among several other worthy candidates, the beautiful Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela as the hosting site for the 2021 edition of the European Nuclear Physics conference.

EGAS conference postponed in 2021

The new schedule for the EGAS52 conference in Zagreb, Croatia, will be from 5-9 July 2021. Further info can be found on the conference website.

EPL Highlights 2019

The articles in this year's highlights have received high and immediate interest from the international community, measured by the high number of downloads or citations by January 2020, and the increasing altmetric score.

The woman who discovered the first coronavirus

This article is a publication of the BBC website.

June Almeida discovered the first human coronavirus. She was the daughter of a Scottish bus driver and left school at 16 with little formal education.

Events and important dates

Some conferences may be postponed or cancelled. Check the websites for the latest updates.

9th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference
The conference will take place from 30 August to 4 September 2020.

How to organize an online conference

EPN 51-2 is out

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