Call for new committee members

Are you interested in joining the QEP committee?

The Quantum Electronics and Photonics (QEP) Group is now seeking new committee members and would like to invite nominations for the following positions:
1 x Ordinary Member
1 x Honorary Secretary & Treasurer

The committee normally meets about three times a year. Its work primarily includes oversight of Quantum Electronics and Photonics in the UK, considering various applications for support, production of a newsletter, and distributing the annual Group Doctoral Research Prize.

To be eligible for an officer post you must be a corporate member of the Institute (MInstP or FInstP) and a member of the QEP Group. You will also need a proposer and seconder, who should also be corporate members of the Institute and members of the group.

Nominations should be made on the attached form (stating clearly if you are applying for the Ordinary Member or Honorary Secretary & Treasurer post) and submitted before 23 December 2015.

Once the nominations have been received an election will be held if necessary.


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Doctoral Research Prize 2016: nominate now

Nominations are invited for the QEP Group Doctoral Research Prize 2016

This annual prize recognises students who have conducted doctoral research of an exceptional standard in the field of quantum electronics and photonics. The winning student receives an award of £250 and a certificate. The prize is open to students who have successfully completed or are completing their PhD examination, to the stage of an examiners’ recommendation of at least a “pass with minor corrections”, during the 2015 calendar year.

Details of the prize and the nomination procedure can be found on the QEP prize web page.

Closing Date: Monday 4 January 2016

In addition to the group prize, details about the annual awards of the IOP can be found on the IOP website.


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Research Student Conference Fund

Are you a student member of the QEP group and attending an upcoming conference in our field?

The Institute of Physics provides financial support to research students to attend international meetings and major national meetings. Students may apply for up to £300 during the course of their PhD.

To check on eligibility and how to apply, visit the RSCF page.

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