Having supported events and activities promoting the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ in the last two years, the European Physical Society says it will do more till June 2023. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
The European Physical Society (EPS) has supported the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022) event for the past two years, and will continue to support it ‘enthusiastically’ during the coming eighteen months.
This assurance was given by Luc Berge, in the editorial of a recently-published edition of EUROPHYSICSNEWS magazine, produced by EPS.
EPS to contribute to IYBSSD
Berge, who is the Physical Society’s President, said EPS will contribute to all events and actions related to IYBSSD, which will be flagged off at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 30 June 2022, and will be organised around the world until 30 June 2023.
Anticipating this exceptional year, he disclosed that their Society already set up, two years ago, the dedicated working group “Physics for Development and cooperation with Eastern States” through which several projects have been initiated or consolidated.
‘Travel Award Fellowship’
Berge said: “The first one concerns the Travel Award Fellowship Programme signed in November 2021 by the American Physical Society (APS), the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the EPS.
“This programme will help early-career researchers working in developing countries to return to their Alma Mater institution in Europe or North America for two-month periods, and thereby keep on conducting a world-class research.
Physics for Development
“The second initiative is the support of the EPS to Africa through, among others, our help to the 4th Physics Conference entitled “Physics for the sustainable development” that will be organised at Cape Verde in September 2022, by the Union of Physicists of Portuguese speaking countries.
“We shall similarly support actions of the French association “Migrations Co-Developement Alsace” (MCDA) concerned about a better united development between North and South”.
By Abdulsalam MAHMUD.
This post was culled from EPS magazine