e-EPS News: Highlights from the European Physical Society

e-EPS News is a monthly addition to the CERN Bulletin line-up, showcasing articles from e-EPS – the European Physical Society newsletter – as part of a collaboration between the two publications.


Conseil de Physique Solvay centenary

One hundred years ago the celebrated first Conseil de Physique Solvay took place in Brussels, with the participation of the leading physicists of the time. It marked a profound rupture between the old classical physics and the new quantum physics that described the strange behaviour of Nature at the microscopic level. The conference was one of the most important events in the advent of the quantum revolution; no such physics conference since has acquired the same legendary status.

To celebrate the centenary of this unique conference, the International Solvay Institutes are organizing a series of exceptional events that will make Brussels the world capital of physics for ten days in October.

For more information, please visit the Solvay Institutes website.


EPL publishes its first paper from the LHC

EPL has published its first article from the Large Hadron Collider, in the August issue this year. The paper, submitted by the TOTEM experiment, was entitled: ‘Proton-proton elastic scattering at the LHC energy of √s = 7 TeV’. EPL looks forward to publishing other such results from the experiments at CERN in the future.


FP7 publishes monitoring report for 2007-2010

The European Commission has published the fourth FP7 Monitoring Report, which covers the implementation of the Framework Programme during 2007-2010. It provides, among other items, a detailed analysis of participation patterns; implementation management and quality issues; and the current situation with regard to the simplification process.

The report has a number of features of interest to EPS members, including lists of top university participants and research organizations. The report calls attention to the magnitude of the FP7, with 245 calls, more than 77,000 proposals and more than 312,000 applicant organisations and individuals.

The full report is available on the European Commission's website.

by e-EPS