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Gamma Factory’s path to sustainable research at CERN with the existing accelerator infrastructure by Prof. Mieczyslaw Witold Krasny   Directeur de Recherche LPNHE, Sorbonne University Paris, CNRS-IN2P3, and research physicists, CERN, BE-ABP department  REGISTER HERE Abstract: There exist an enormous, but rather hidden, potential of the existing CERN accelerator infrastructure to conduct new research programs in a very broad domain of science with novel, unprecedented-quality tools. This potential needs to be explored to assure the prominent place of CERN -- as the accelerator-based research leader – even in the ...
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Thursday February 23 at 4 pm CET Prof. Bernard Amadei, F ounding President of Engineer-without-Borders (EWB)-USA and co-founder of EWB-International, will be "Navigating the Complexity across the Peace-Sustainability-Climate security NEXUS” REGISTER HERE Abstract : The literature contains many case studies demonstrating the direct or indirect constraining and threatening impact of conflict and climate change on community livelihood and security. As a result, promoting peace and sustainability in human development and security while accounting for the risks associated with climate change and other adverse events has become more imperative ...
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PHYSICS MATTERS will resume in 2023 with more bright lights ! Join us on Thursday January 19, 2023 at 4 pm CET (10 EST) and ask questions to our distinguished guest ! Prof. Eliezer Rabinovici will explain how a Source of Light can shine in the Middle-East and will bring us back to the foundation of the SESAME. Register here and participate to this outstanding PHYSICS MATTERS Colloquium ! Abstract: SESAME  is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments of the Middle East set up on the model of  CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Current members of SESAME are  Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian ...
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Join us on Thursday December 15 to finish together the year on positive notes for the " International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development" ! Thursday December 15, 4 pm CET “ALBA and the science for sustainability" by Prof. Caterina Biscari Register here and participate to this welcoming PHYSICS MATTERS Colloquium ! (“ALBA and the Physics for development" ) Abstract:   Over the past decade, the ALBA Synchrotron, the Spanish 3rd generation light source, has become an important pillar of the Spanish and European Research Area, providing research capabilities and a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation to a community of ...
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Join us on Tuesday November 22, 2022, 16:00 CET  (10 EDT)  and ask questions to our distinguished guests ! REGISTER HERE   Abstract:   The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) has turned 100 years in 2022! A centennial event has been organised on July 14-18, 2022. IUPAP is leading fellow scientific unions and other partners to promote and organize an International Year for Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development ( IYBSSD ) in 2022/2023. This PHYSICS MATTERS forum will gather IUPAP and APS governances, who will discuss their feedback and their critical insights w.r.t the role of Physics in the current ...
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Register today to attend Thursday October 27, Physics Matters colloquium at 4 pm CET Dr. Kate Shaw will present “Physics for Development and International Cooperation” ! Thursday October 27, 2022 16:00 CET  (10 EDT) REGISTER HERE Abstract:   Basic and applied physics can play a key role in sustainable development, a central challenge of our time. Along with technological, educational and economic benefits, the impact of scientific international cooperation between countries in experiments or building research facilities such as SESAME or CERN, is often an understated impact on the pathway towards addressing the challenges ...
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On Thursday September 29h at 4 pm CET (10 am ET), join us us and Prof. Simon Connell to know why the "Momentum grows for the African Light Source" Johannesburg University, SA REGISTER HERE Abstract : Why does Africa need a light source ? Because this is the single most important large scale research infrastructure that can address the challenges Africa faces, develop skilled human capacity, deliver quality science and power innovation In Africa. The world faces many challenges, articulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. African faces these challenges too and has in addition its own versions of them, as well as others. ...
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On Monday August 22 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET), join us us and Prof. Zehra Sayers to know why “Physics Matters” in the Relationship between Turkey and SESAME ! REGISTER HERE Abstract : SESAME (www.sesame.org.jo) is an intergovernmental synchrotron radiation laboratory in the Middle East. It is established by member countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Pakistan and Turkey) from the region supported by observer countries from all over the world. Turkey, which does not have a history of close scientific cooperation in the Middle East, was one of the founding members of SESAME and has been an active partner, providing numerous ...
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On July 28 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET), j oin this open forum and meet with Profs. Herman Winick,   Herwig Schopper, Ada Yonath, Eliezer Rabinovici, Rolf Heuer, Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Andrea Lausi, Zehra Sayers, Sekazi Mtingwa, Simon Connell, Zafra Lerman, Clarissa Formosa-Gauci, Tord Ekelof, Giorgio Margaritondo, Kirsi Lorentz, Gihan Kamel, Ercan Alp, Hadi Hadizadeh Yazdi, Javad Rahighi, Ernst Weihreter and Maedeh Darzi. A dd your questions to the Wall-of-Ideas  Abstract:   We propose to celebrate the brightness of key individuals while returning to the Origin of SESAME, the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle ...
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Save the time and Join us Thursday, June 30 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET): REGISTER HERE Abstract : Quantum computers promise to execute complex tasks exponentially faster than any possible classical computer. Qubits based on hole spins in 1D Ge/Si nanowire are predicted to experience an exceptionally strong yet electrically tunable spin–orbit interaction. Here we used small gate voltage changes to tune the Rabi frequency and the driven coherence time by about a factor of 7, and its Landé g-factor by 50%. We can thus tune from a fast manipulation to an idle mode, demonstrating a spin–orbit switch. Finally, we used this control to optimize our qubit ...
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Join FIP PHYSICS MATTERS live colloquium Thursday, May 19 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET) REGISTER HERE POLARQUEST – A sailing expedition to measure cosmic rays, and not only, beyond the Arctic Circle by Luisa Cifarelli and Ombretta Pinazza. Abstract: The scientific motivation of the Polarquest expedition performed in 2018 on board of the eco-friendly sailboat Nanuq around the Svalbard Archipelago will be illustrated. This spans from the measurement of cosmic rays at unprecedented northern latitudes where no systematic and accurate sea-level measurements have ever been performed to the investigation of the Arctic environment threatened nowadays by ...
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Join us Thursday, April 28 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET) and participate with our expert panel members, exchanging your perspectives on how science facilitates Human heritage.  REGISTER HERE Abstract: Let’s walk on the footstep of Darwin ! Science has proven how Human adapt to their environment and nowadays how Humans are influencing their own environment. Humans and their heritage can be observed across time and space thanks to Light Sources and Neutron Sources. Paleanthropology, like (bio)archeology open the doors to scientific cases, which have been described in previous Physics Matters Colloquia as part of the “Physics for Development” program: " ...
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Join us Thursday,   March 31 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET),   to learn more about Artificial Intelligence ! Prof. Kalle Astrom   will tell us more,   LIVE from Sweden ! REGISTER HERE Abstract: Humans and animals excel in their power-efficient use of sensor data and the processing of such data to decide on relevant actions. Although natural cognition is still poorly understood, the automatic analysis of sensor data, e g from cameras, microphones, radio receivers, and inertial measurement units, is developing rapidly and is finding applications and use in all parts of society. Within the health care sector, there is an increased need to automatically ...
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Join us Thursday,   February 24 at 4 pm CET (10 am ET),   to learn more about (bio)archaeology ! Prof. Kirsi Lorentz   will tell us more,   LIVE from Cy prus! REGISTER HERE Abstract: Health is a critical factor for individuals, societies, and economies to thrive. Human metal exposure is topical today and has affected humanity since the first exploitation of metals, at the core of our civilization. This presentation highlights how physics matters in the study of this topic, specifically through the use of synchrotron light, X-ray Fluorescence (SR-XRF), and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) in particular, used to explore not only ...
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Join us Thursday, January 27 at 4 pm SGT (9 am CET), to learn more about Graphene! Prof. Antonio Castro Neto will tell us more,   LIVE from Singapore! He will discuss how quantum mechanics and dimensionality determine the physics and chemistry of materials! (NB: Registrants will also receive the colloquium recording). REGISTER HERE Abstract: In this seminar, Prof. Antonio Helio de Castro Neto will discuss how quantum mechanics and dimensionality determine the physics and chemistry of materials: 0D (atoms and molecules); 1D (polímeros, Carbón nanotubes, etc.); 2D (graphene and others); 3D (conventional materials). Biography: ...
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Save the date of December 9th at 10 am EST (4 pm CET) to listen to " Higher Education in Palestine " by Prof. Muayad M. Abu Saa followed by its Forum . REGISTER HERE  Abstract: Prof. Muayad M. Abu Saa will describe Higher Education in Palestine and the situation of the Universities, Colleges, institutions, students, staff academic programs at the different Universities as well as Scientific Research Infrastructures. His presentation is a complement to October 28 th PHYSICS MATTERS colloquium by Prof. Dr. Ghaleb Natour (see recording ). The event will be followed by a forum gathering key international actors for Palestinian higher education. ...
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Join us Monday November 29, at 10 am EST (4pm CET) ! Poala Catapano, Kevin Monneron and Mike Struik will break the Ice with The Scientific Expedition Polarquest2021 – Save the White REGISTER HERE    Abstract:    The  Polarquest2021: Save the Arctic White expedition team set out on 31 July 2021 aboard the Italian flag steel cutter Best Explorer. The vessel was crewed by a diverse team of researchers, science communicators, and sailors, all carrying out valuable  scientific investigations about the Arctic environment and the impact of human activity on its fragile ecosystems. The expedition crossed the 80th parallel North, into uncharted ...
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Join us on Monday November 29, 2021 at 10 am EST (4 pm CET) ! Paola Catapano, Kevin Monneron and Mike Struik will break the ice and describe the second symbolic scientific expedition for PHYSICS MATTERS: The  Polarquest2021: Save the Arctic White ! The expedition team set out on 31 July 2021 aboard the Italian flag steel cutter Best Explorer. The vessel was crewed by a diverse team of researchers, science communicators and sailors, all carrying out valuable scientific investigation about the Arctic environment and the impact of human activity on its fragile ecosystems. The expedition crossed the 80th parallel North, into uncharted waters in the ...
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Join us on October 28, 2021 at 10 am EDT (4 pm CET) ! Prof. Dr. Ghaleb Natour will discuss the Palestinian-German Science Bridge (PGSB) as a vector to build capacity for Palestine Research and Innovation. The PGSB is a pilot project financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF and implemented jointly by Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and Palestinian Academy for Science and Technology PALAST to develop a joint research and education program. it provides the most brilliant science and technology graduates from Palestinian universities with access to state-of-the-art equipment for the experimental part of their Master's thesis and the ...
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Join us on September 30, 2021   at 10 am EDT (5 pm Tehran time) ! Prof Vahid Karimipour will discuss how almost 100 years after the final formulation of Quantum Mechanics, new phenomena are appearing in the horizon of the microscopic world, the description of which greatly enhances our understanding of both the formalism and the foundations of quantum mechanics.  We also find new ways to harbor quantum phenomena for revolutionizing our technologies in various ways. In this talk, we briefly talk about these developments. This event is co-hosted by Mohammad Reza Ejtehadi , President of the Physics Society of Iran, who will give a short ...
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