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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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Join us on August 26, 2021 at 10 am EDT (11 am São Paulo time)   and  REGISTER HERE  to know more about   " Sirius: the new bright lights to science from the southern hemisphere " The lecture will be delivered by Harry Westfahl (Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory) Bio: Dr Harry Westfahl Jr. is the LNLS’ Director since 2020. He also served LNLS as Scientific Director from 2013 to 2019, as deputy scientific director from 2011 to 2012 and, as a researcher since 2001, when he joined the Laboratory after three years of postdoctoral research. Since 2013 he coordinates the project and construction of the beamlines for the new Brazilian ...
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PHYSIC MATTERS !  Join us on  July 15, 2021, 10 am EDT (5 pm Tel-Aviv)   and REGISTER HERE to know more about   " The Music of Physics" ! The lecture will be delivered by  Eilam Gross ( Weizmann Institute of Science). The whole duration will be about 90 min.   Abstract: The universe plays music to our ears. What is the sound of Dancing Black Holes and Gravity waves? What is the sound of the Higgs Boson discovery? What is the power of Physics Asymmetry, and how is this connected to Mozart? How did the universe come to be? On these questions and others, we will try to answer with a universal language: ...
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PHYSIC MATTERS , so Join us on June 15, 2021, 8 am EDT (3 pm SESAME) and REGISTER HERE  to know more about   "SESAME: the new adventure of the Middle East women scientists" ! The lecture will be delivered by  Gihan Kamel ( SESAME). The whole duration will be about 60 min. Turning the wheel of history, seeking the initial steps towards the understanding of the optical systems based on the invaluable contribution of the Muslim and Arab Scholar, Ibn Al-Haytham. Along with the extraordinary efforts of the followers enthusiastic scholars, scientists succeeded to develop modern powerful eyes capable of resolving details of matter down to its atoms, ...
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NSF Director Explains Vision for Science Agency in APS News In the June edition of APS News, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan discusses his vision for the science agency, including its role in supporting research and training the future STEM workforce. Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer, and NSF’s 15 th director, after being confirmed by the US Senate on June 18, 2020. Additionally, he is a leader in science, engineering, and education with more than three decades of experience. Read about his vision for NSF here .
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PHYSIC MATTERS , so Join us on May 20, 7 am EDT and REGISTER HERE to know more about " Fluid dynamics of wildfires" ! The lecture will be delivered by  Rod Linn ( Los Alamos National Laboratory and UCSD). The whole duration will be about 60 min.   Wildland fires are an unavoidable and essential feature of the natural environment. They’re also increasingly dangerous as communities continue to spread away from urban areas. Unfortunately, a century of wildfire exclusion—the strategy of putting out fires as fast as they start—has led to a significant buildup of fuel in the form of overgrown forests. Continuing to keep wildfires at bay is simply not ...
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Please, join us at the “Sakharov-100” webinar as we celebrate this amazing human being! REGISTER at :  https ://apsphysics.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VCKYPpj-RiOD-JoUB8CRKw The American Physical Society’s Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists, Forums on International Physics, Physics & Society, and the History of Physics, together with the Russian-American Science Association have jointly organized a  free webinar “Sakharov 100 : Physics, Peace, Human Rights - Celebrating Andrei Sakharov’s Contributions to Science and Humanity” . It will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT, the day of the 100th birthday ...
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