November 2020 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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EPS Awards - call for nominations

Calls for nominations are now open for the several EPS awards. Deadline for applications is 15 January 2021.

ESPD Media of the Month contest for November

The winner of the ESPD Media of the Month contest for November is Franziska Zeuner (Istituto Ricerche Solari di Locarno).

EPL is looking for its next Editor-in-Chief

Nominations are now open for the Editor-in-Chief of EPL, a leading global letters journal owned and published by a consortium of 17 national physical societies in Europe.

News from the EPS Condensed Matter Division

Call for minicolloquia for the conference CMD29.

CMD Partial Board Elections.

SIF Congress: Women Scientists for the Sections

The Equal Opportunity Committee of the Italian Physical Society (SIF) carried out two activities on the occasion of the annual National Congress of the Society that was held online from 14 to 18 September 2020.

Physics in Advent

Register now for PiA and order your free poster and flyer. Since 1 November, anyone can register at

Further information can be found there or on the social media channels.

Launching the International Day of Light 2021

The International Day of Light in 2020 was characterized by rapid reorganization to online and hybrid events, which yielded remarkable success. There were celebrations in 69 countries reaching an audience of 750,000+.

News from EUROfusion

MAST Upgrade starts up its first plasma

Fusion research and innovation: three researchers awarded

Topology Gets Magnetic

The New Wave Of Topological Magnetic Materials.

An international team of researchers demonstrates new high-throughput method for discovering magnetic topology, finding over 100 new magnetic topological insulators and semimetals.

The Big Bounce

It was the fourth year of the IOP’s annual festival of physics, newly renamed the Big Bounce, which is a celebration of innovation and exploration in physics, designed to capture the imagination of all who attend and participate.

The festival will be back in 2021, but you can still watch shows from this year’s festival on the IOP’s YouTube channel

Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal

This year's Lise Meitner Medal and Lecture, sponsored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Committee for physics, has been awarded to RSEF member Pablo Jarillo-Herrero for his breakthrough research in twisted bilayer graphene.

IOP launches Limit Less campaign

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has launched a new ground-breaking campaign, called Limit Less, that will support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by studying physics.

For more information on the campaign, to download the campaign report and watch the Limit Less film, visit the Limit Less hub on the IOP website.

Events and important dates

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

EPS NanoMeta Conference postponed to 6-9 January 2022

CCS2020: The Conference on Complex Systems 2020 ONLINE only

47th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics

EPN 51 5/6 special issue

View the EPS magazine in its flipbook version here.

Access to job announces on the EPN website

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