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EPJ Web of Conferences Highlight - ConfXV: XVth Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum Conference

More than 230 participants from 31 countries attended ConfXV at the University of Stavanger in August 2022.

Emerging from the pandemic, it was a pleasure to host the 15th edition of the Quark Confinement and the Hadron spectrum conference as in-person event at the University of Stavanger in August 2022.

This conference series has become an important forum for scientists working on the strong nuclear interactions, stimulating exchange among theorists and experimentalists from various fields.


2023 will see 25 Years of EPJ

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The EPJ Publishers would like to thank all editors, authors, referees and readers for contributing to EPJ’s success.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2023 will see 25 years since of the launch of the European Physical Journal (EPJ), with the first issues of the core EPJ titles being published in 1998. To mark this anniversary, and in keeping with the long-held EPJ tradition of supporting early career researchers, EPJ is making available a number of grants to support meetings for young researchers throughout 2023.


EPJ E Highlight - Modelling the collective movement of bacteria

An image of a Staphylococcus aureus biofilm forming as bacteria gathers on a catheter. Credit: Public Domain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofilm# /media/File:Staphylococcus_aureus _biofilm_01.jpg

Research into the movement of packages of bacteria could help better understand the formation of troublesome biofilms.

Biofilms form when microorganisms such as certain types of bacteria adhere to the surface of objects in a moist environment and begin to reproduce resulting in the excretion of a slimy glue-like substance.

These biofilms aren’t just unpleasant and unappealing however, they can be seriously troublesome. For example, in the medical field, the formation of biofilm can reduce the effectiveness of antibiotic treatments. The key to understanding biomass formation lies in understanding how bacteria behave en masse.

A new paper in EPJ E by Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany, researcher Davide Breoni and his co-authors presents a mathematical model for the motion of bacteria that includes cell division and death, the basic ingredients of the cell cycle.


EPJ D Topical Issue: Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling of Intense Electronic Excitation Processes

Guest Editors: Jorge Kohanoff, Antonio Rivera, Eduardo Oliva Gonzalo, Andrey V Solov'yov and Tzveta Apostolova

Processes occurring in a target after irradiation span many orders of magnitude in space and time, which makes them intractable within a single rigorous approach. Typically, only partial aspects related to the radiation-induced effects in matter are treated. The lack of a systematic methodology to simulate the underlying phenomena hinders advances in various fields, and poses challenges to theoreticians, simulators, and experimentalists. It is therefore important to tackle this problem from a multi-scale perspective. This is the realm of this Topical collection, published in the Eur. Phys. J. D (EJPD Topical collection), which includes articles covering a wide range of methods, namely TDDFT, time-dependent Schrödinger equation in one or two-electron approximation, radiation Monte Carlo, Boltzmann transport equation, radiation-hydrodynamics and ab initio and classical Molecular Dynamics.


EPJPV Highlight - Research on the benefits of multi-junction solar cells in the Special Issue “WCPEC-8”

Full spectrum utilization by 3-junction solar cell compared to Si solar cell

The Editors-in-Chief of EPJ Photovoltaics, Pere Roca i Cabarrocas and Jean-Louis Lazzari, are pleased to highlight an important paper published recently in the Special Issue on ‘WCPEC-8: State of the Art and Developments in Photovoltaics’.

The article “Overview and loss analysis of III–V single-junction and multi-junction solar cells” is the result of the joint efforts of Masafumi Yamaguchi (Toyota Technological Institute), Frank Dimroth (Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE), Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes (University of New South Wales), Nobuaki Kojima and Yoshio Ohshita (both from Toyota Technological Institute).


Sara Pirrone joins the EPJ Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

Sara Pirrone

The Scientific Advisory Committee of EPJ is delighted to welcome Dr. Sara Pirrone, as the new representative for the Italian Physical Society.

Sara Pirrone is a Research Director of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare – Sezione di Catania (Italy). Her activity is mostly in experimental Nuclear Physics regarding in particular the study of nuclear reactions mechanism and dynamics. Principal fields of interest are multifragmentation, fusion and fission reactions, nuclear thermodynamic, isospin, equation of state of nuclear matter. She is also expert in developments of detection systems for charged particles using in heavy ion reactions from few MeV/A to 100 MeV/A.

Sara Pirrone is spokeperson of several experiments and her research is conducted mainly at the INFN-LNS laboratory and at GSI/FAIR Germany in the framework of R3B Collaboration. She is member of the Council of Società Italiana di Fisica (SIF) since 2014 and President of the Equal Opportunity Committee of the SIF since 2017.

Zsolt Fülöp joins the EPJ Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

Zsolt Fülöp

The Scientific Advisory Committee of EPJ is delighted to welcome Dr. Zsolt Fülöp, as the new representative for the Roland Eötvös Physical Society (Hungary).

Zsolt Fülöp (1964) is a Hungarian Physicist working in the field of nuclear astrophysics. He started his carrier and is still working at the Institute for Nuclear Physics (ATOMKI), a laboratory in Hungary providing several low energy particle accelerators to be used for interdisciplinary studies.

He organized several conferences, among them the 'Nuclei in the Cosmos' in 2014, the largest nuclear astrophysics event and in 2017 the Science on Stage, a pan-European event for science teachers.

Zsolt Fülöp is a former Chair of the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS). He is a Member of Academia Europaea and Chair of the National Research Infrastructure Committee of Hungary. Further information about his publications can be found here.

EPJ E Topical Issue on Tissue Mechanics

Guest Editors: Alexandre Kabla, Benoît Ladoux & Jean-Marc Di Meglio

This Topical Issue of EPJ E presents a collection of contributions at the cutting edge of research in tissue mechanics.

The rich variety of subjects - epithelia submitted to different mechanical, geometrical or topological constraints, collective and cellular dynamics in cell clusters and organoids, embryology, theory of active motions mediated by topological defects, new methods of analysis – reflects the current intense activity of the biophysics community in this domain. The guest editors hope that these contributions will build a bridge between these fundamental approaches and will present the impact of physical principles on the regulation of biological tissues.

All articles are available here and are freely accessible until 28th January 2023. For further information read the Editorial.

EPJ H Editor Jürgen Renn receives 2023 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

Prof. Jürgen Renn

The prestigious Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics, awarded each year by the American Physical Society, recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics. Professor Jürgen Renn, Editor of EPJH: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Physics and Archive for History of Exact Sciences receives the 2023 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics "for contributions to the historiography of modern and early modern science, in particular, studies of Albert Einstein; and for contributing scholarship and taking public stances that directly raise the social relevance of science historiography."


EPJ ST Editor Peter Hänggi awarded 2023 APS Lars Onsager Prize

Prof. Peter Hänggi

The American Physical Society awards the prestigious Lars Onsager Prize every year to one or several individuals for outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including the quantum fluids. Professor Peter Hänggi, Universität Augsburg, Germany, Editor of EPJ ST, former Editor-in-Chief of EPJ B and 2007 Chairperson of the EPJ Scientific Advisory Committee receives the 2023 APS Lars Onsager Prize "for the development of Brownian motors and pioneering contributions to nonequilibrium statistical physics, relativistic and quantum thermodynamics."


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