October 2020 | Facts and Info from the European Physical Society | e-EPS
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2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics with one half to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.

2020 Lise Meitner Prize announced

The 2020 EPS Lise Meitner Prize was awarded to Klaus Blaum, Björn Jonson and Piet Van Duppen "for their development and application of on-line instrumentation and techniques, for their precise and systematic investigation of properties of nuclei far from stability, and for shaping the scientific program at the online isotope separator facility ISOLDE, CERN."

Interview of Hatice Altug: Keep your spirit of newcomer always alive

Hatice Altug is the recipient of the Summer 2020 EPS Emmy Noether Distinction. Read her interview by Luc Bergé, chair of the EPS Equal Opportunities Committee.

« École de Physique des Houches » has become EPS Historic Site

A young French mathematical physicist, Cécile DeWitt-Morette, founded the Les Houches School of Physics in 1951. In less than 4 years, the unique formula of the School had already achieved a worldwide reputation.

European Optical Society international conference EOSAM

The Summer 2020 EPS Emmy Noether Disctintion was awarded to Hatice Altug during the online international conference of the European Optical Society.

EPS Young Minds at the conference CMD2020GEFES

In the last couple of years, the EPS Young Minds (YM) program committee has made a point to strengthen the collaborations between YM members, EPS Divisions and Groups, and national physical societies.

SIF National Congress 2020

The Italian Physical Society (SIF) 106th National Congress was held from 14 to 18 September 2020. Due to the worldwide covid-19 emergency it was run for the first time in the SIF journey electronically.

News from the RSEF

The Spanish Royal Physics Society (RSEF) has announced today the names of the laureates of this year edition of the RSEF Physics Prizes.

Share African Physics Newsletters with your colleagues

The African Physics Newsletter (APN) is a quarterly publication produced by and for African physicists.

Physics in Advent

The 2020 edition of PiA is ready to be launched! Registration starts on 1st November. Details here.

The 2019 PiA winner shares her balloon ride in a video.

EPS presented in a video

The EPS President Petra Rudolf speaks about our Society in a video presented at EOSAM, the Annual Meeting of the European Optical Society.

Einstein Telescope

The Einstein Telescope proposal, a pioneering third-generation gravitational-wave observatory, was submitted to the ESFRI roadmap.

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


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