European Physical Society

The European Physical Society (EPS) is a not for profit association whose members include 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions.

The mission of the EPS is “to contribute to and promote the advancement of physics, in Europe and in neighbouring countries, by all suitable means and in particular by providing a forum for the discussion of subjects of common interest and by providing means whereby action can be taken on those matters which appear desirable to handle on the international level“.

The EPS was created in 1968 “for physicists to make a positive contribution to European cultural unity”. It has evolved to keep pace with changes at the European level.

The EPS contributes significantly to European physics in education, research and student mobility, publication and outreach.

As a learned society, the EPS engages in activities that strengthen ties among the physicists in Europe. As a federation of National Physical Societies, the EPS studies issues of concern to all European countries relating to physics research, science policy and education.

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The EPS Accelerator Group, formed in 1988, unites individuals and Public Institutions, laboratories interested in particle accelerators, storage rings and similar devices as used in scientific research and practical applications.

  • The EPS AG establishes links for exchange of information between institutes, between societies specialized in the accelerator field, and with industry, it collaborates and fosters communication with groups with similar interests throughout Europe and internationally.
  • The Accelerator Group sponsors the attribution of Prizes according to rules approved by the Board.
  • The EPS AG organizes the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) when organized in Europe

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