European Physical Society

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European Physical Society
Abbreviation EPS
Formation 1968
Purpose promote physics and physicists in Europe
Location
President
Christophe Rossel
Website www.eps.org

The European Physical Society (EPS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote physics and physicists in Europe through methods such as physics outreach. Formally established in 1968,[1] its membership includes the national physical societies of 42 countries, and some 3200 individual members. The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, the world's largest organization of physicists, is a major member.[2]

Conferences[edit]

One of its main activities is organizing international conferences.

The EPS sponsors conferences other than the Europhysics Conference, like the International Conference of Physics Students in 2011.[3]

Prizes[edit]

The EPS awards a number of prizes, including the Edison Volta Prize, the EPS Europhysics Prize and the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize.[4]

It also recognises sites which are historically important for advances to physics, such as the Blackett Laboratory (UK) in 2014,[5] and the Residencia de Estudiantes (Spain) in 2015.[6]

Publications[edit]

Its letters journal is EPL;[7] its other publications include Europhysics News[8] and the European Journal of Physics.[9]

Presidents[edit]

Rossel
  • 2015–present: C. Rossel (Switzerland)
  • 2013–15: John M. Dudley (France)
  • 2011–13: L. Cifarelli (Italy)
  • 2009–11: M. Kolwas (Poland)
  • 2007–9: F. Wagner (Germany)
  • 2005–7: O. Poulsen (Denmark)
  • 2003–5: M.C.E. Huber (Switzerland)
  • 2001–3: M. Ducloy (France)
  • 1999–2001: Arnold Wolfendale (United Kingdom)
  • 1997–99: Denis Weaire (Ireland)
  • 1995–97: Herwig Schopper (Germany)
  • 1993–95: N. Kroo (Hungary)
  • 1991–93: M. Jacob (Switzerland)
  • 1988–91: R.A. Ricci (Italy)
  • 1986–88: W. Buckel (Germany)
  • 1984–86: G.H. Stafford (United Kingdom)
  • 1982–84: Jacques Friedel (France)
  • 1980–82: A.R. Mackintosh (Denmark)
  • 1978–80: Antonino Zichichi (Italy)
  • 1976–78: I. Ursu (Romania)
  • 1972–76: H.B.G. Casimir (The Netherlands)
  • 1970–72: Erik Gustav Rydberg (Sweden)
  • 1968–70: G. Bernardini (Italy)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, John L. (1999), 125 Years: The Physical Society and the Institute of Physics, Taylor & Francis, p. 126, ISBN 0-7503-0609-2 
  2. ^ DPG (in German), Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, retrieved 2008-12-13, European Physical Society (EPS), in der auch die DPG als nationale Gesellschaft Mitglied ist. 
  3. ^ "EPS Sponsored Conferences". European Physical Society. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  4. ^ "EPS Europhysics Prize". European Physical Society. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  5. ^ Narcross, Jon (2014–2016). "Imperial's Blackett Lab recognised as an historic site in physics research". Imperial College. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "EPS Historic Sites - The Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, Spain". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Burr, Frédéric (Editor) EPL - A Letters Journal Exploring the Frontiers of Science ISSN 0295-5075 (Print) ISSN 1286-4854 (Online), Accessed 21 July 2012
  8. ^ Sébenne, Claude (Editor) Europhysics News ISSN 0531-7479 (Print Edition), ISSN 1432-1092 (Electronic Edition), Accessed 21 July 2012
  9. ^ European Journal of Physics, ISSN 0143-0807, retrieved 2012-07-21 

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