About the third ASEPS
|ASEPS3 will be held from 16-19 July, 2013 in Chiba, Japan as part of the
12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC). The Summit is organised by the Association
of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) and the European Physical
Society (EPS). EPS also has a website for ASEPS3.
ASEPS3, the third ASEPS meeting, will bring together researchers and policy
makers from Asia, Europe and the US. Plenary sessions will present
latest research in fields such as high energy physics, quantum optics and
climate. Four Round Tables will be organised, allowing for intense
exchange of ideas on topics of particular interest for Asia-Europe co-operation:
i) International Strategic Planning for Large Research Facilities – Science
and Technology Issues;
ii) International Strategic Planning for Large Research Facilities – Policy and Cooperation;
iii) The International Year of Light and International Collaborative Activities.
iv) Education and Outreach – Lessons and Challenges in Large Research Facilities;
ASEPS2013 will continue the work of the following 2 previous editions
to reinforce cooperation in physics research between Asia and Europe.
ASEPS1, 2010, Tsukuba, Japan
ASEPS2, 2011, Wroclaw, Poland
This Summit aims at strengthening the cooperation in physics research between
European and Asian countries. A balanced partnership between Europe, Asia
and America appears crucial to carry out successfully any world-wide endeavor.
The Summit will deal with programs addressing either issues in fundamental
physics or physics research playing a significant role in other fields
(i.e. biology, chemistry, earth, space sciences …).
Why Asia-Euro, Why Physics
Euro-Asia cooperation remains quite weak compared to Euro-Americas or Asia-Americas
levels. No world-wide project will succeed if not based on a balanced cooperation
between the three main regions (Europe, Asia, Americas). Therefore reinforcing
the Asia-Europe cooperation can be seen as a first step towards reaching
Discovery in Physics often leads to new tools contributing strongly to
the development of other research fields like in Biology, Chemistry, Earth
and Space sciences and more. So focusing at first on physics which make
this symposium manageable is a good starting point for a future extended
What are the goals of the Summit ?
1.To discuss the scientific priorities and the common large scale equipments
that could be shared between European and Asian countries in various physics
research field: particle physics, astrophysics, astronomy, mesophysics,
new materials, laser, nuclear physics (fusion, transmutation), bio-medical
physics, sustainable energy, space research, IT, ...
2.To setup a dedicated framework that would help boosting the level of
the Euro-Asia collaborations in Physics for the next 15-20 years.
3.To involve developing countries in doing basic research so as to bridge the knowledge/digital gap.