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2015 Young Scientist Prize Winners for the Commission on Astroparticle Physics (C4)

Claudio Kopper

Claudio Kopper was awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astroparticle Physics 2015 for his outstanding contribution to the analysis of the IceCube Neutrino-Telescope data, leading to the first-ever observation of high-energy cosmic neutrinos.

Claudio received his PhD from the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 2010. As a graduate student, he worked on optimizing the layout of the planned KM3NeT neutrino telescope.  After receiving his PhD, Claudio went to the National Institute for Subatomic Physics in Amsterdam, to help finalize the design of KM3NeT and to provide major contributions to the its Technical Design Report. In 2011 he became John Bahcall Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he joined the IceCube project and developed novel techniques that improved the the sensitivity in detecting signals from high energy neutrinos. Since 2014, he is a professor at the University of Alberta.

 

Julia Tjus

Julia Tjus was awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Astroparticle Physics 2015 for her outstanding work connecting phenomenology and experiment in neutrino astronomy.

After studying physics in Oerebro (Sweden) and Wuppertal (Germany), Julia finished her PhD in 2007 in Dortmund (Germany). After taking a Postdoc position at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, she became Junior Professor at Bochum, Germany, in 2009 and then full professor on plasma astroparticle physics in 2013.  Since 2012, she is Member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities as well as of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Her research activities cover the physics for active galaxies and gamma-ray-bursts as potential cosmic accelerators. She is member of the IceCue, HESS, and CTA collaborations.

IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics (WG5) launches new round of Travel Grants Program

IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics, Supporting Women in Physics in Developing Countries

We have received funding to launch a new round of the IUPAP Travel Grants Program.  This program was created to help fund women from developing and low income countries, who may not have another opportunity, to attend a regional or international conferences, workshop or school.

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Commission on the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter (C10) Young Scientist Prize 2016 nominations due 15 July 2015

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Young Scientist Prize 2016 nominations

The deadline for the nominations of the C10 2016 Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter is 15 July 2015. Nominations should be sent to Commission Chair Professor J. Raynien Kwo.
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IUPAP Vice President Francis Allotey was interviewed on CNN in “African Voices”

IUPAP Vice President Francis Allotey was interviewed on CNN in “African Voices”

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28th General Assembly Resolutions

28th General Assembly Resolutions 

The Resolutions for the 28th General Assembly can be found here.

Commission on Astrophysics (C19) Young Scientist Prize 2015 nominations due 1 June 2015

Young Scientist Prize Nomination 2015 

C19: Astrophysics

The deadline for the nominations of  the C19 Young Scientist Prize in Astrophysics is 1 June 2015.Nominations should be sent to Commission Chair  Prof. Grazina Tautvaisiene.

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Commission on Plasma Physics (C16) Young Scientist Prize 2015 nominations due 30 April 2015

Young Scientist Prize Nomination 2015 

C16: Plasma Physics

The deadline for the nominations of  the C16 Young Scientist Prize in Plasma Physics is 30 April 2015.Nominations should be sent to Commission Chair Prof. Lin-Ni Hau.

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Commission on Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (C15) Young Scientist Prize 2015 nominations due 28 February 2015

Young Scientist Prize Nomination 2015

C15: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

The deadline for the nominations of the C15 Young Scientist Prize in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics is 28 February 2015.

Nominations should be sent to Toshiyuki Azuma.

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