The German Physical Society’s (DPG) board of directors voted in favor of supporting the initiative of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) to celebrate the year 2025 with a large-scale quantum science and technology program!
This will be comparable to the “Einstein Year” in 2005.
The DPG, in cooperation with scientific institutions around the world, is now working on a resolution to present to the UNESCO and United Nations general conferences in 2023.
For more information on the year of quantum science and technology take a look at the DPG’s press release. (German)
The Executive Board of the German Physical Society (DPG) has published the “Position Paper on the Future of Scientific Publishing“, in which the positions of practicing scientits are presented in detail.
This includes their point of view on Open Acces, Cost & Data transparancy and barrier of entry in the publishing sector.
Full statement download (PDF): English
Full statement download (PDF): German
This October the winners of the annual Nobel Prizes have been announced, and we are proud to say that not one but two of our MPG scientists have had the honor of receiving this coveted award.
Together with two other laureates Klaus Hasselmann shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for:
“[…] groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”
Hasselmann and Manabe laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it and are acknowledged for:
“[…] the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”
Benjamin List together with his co-laureat David MacMillen won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for:
“[…] the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”
They are credited with the invention of “an ingenious tool for building molecules” called organocatalysis, which has had a great impact on pharmaceutical research, and “has made chemistry greener”
You can find more information on this year’s Nobel Prices and the winners here.
The Journal of Chemical Physics has started a call for papers for a special collection in honor of women in chemical physics and physical chemistry. Welcome are contributions from leading women researchers and papers dedicated to any woman or group of women in the field. Submission deadline is November 20, 2020.
Recommended reading / Buchtipps:
Goodwin, Graham C.; Graebe, Stefan F.: A doctorate and beyond : building a career in engineering and the physical sciences. Cham 2017
Meckenstock, Rainer: Wie macht man Karriere in der Wissenschaft. Berlin 2018
Bodewits, Karin; Hauk, Andrea; Gramlich, Philipp: Karriereführer für Naturwissenschaftlerinnen : erfolgreich im Berufsleben. Weinheim 2016
Signatur: 70 Z 45
Tips on career opportunities
Publikationen des Karriereservices der GdCh
APS Careers In Physics
Your future with physics: Career directions by IOP
Career options by RSC
Chemstry Careers by ACS