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Lecture Notes Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy - Course 2
Lecture Notes Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy This  volume collects the Lecture Notes of the second  Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy: "Energy: basic concepts and forefront ideas". This School takes place every two years in Varenna, in collaboration with the European Physical Society and its primary goal is to present all research and development fields with relevance for the technologies of energy production, conversion, transmission and savings. Specifically,  the Lectures and Seminars  of this Course cover the following fields: solar photovoltaic and photothermal sources, hydro, wind, biomass, fossils, fission, fusion, energy saving technology, climate issues along with other topics where physics plays a role. The unique feature of the School is its multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity including basic and applied topics as well as climate and economic aspects, thus the volume appeals also to non-specialized readers.

Il Nuovo Saggiatore
Il Nuovo Saggiatore È online e in distribuzione l'ultimo numero:
Il Nuovo Saggiatore – Vol. 31, anno 2015, N. 3-4
In questo numero compare un articolo di R. Battiston sull'avventura di Rosetta e il suo rendez-vous con la Cometa 67/P, cui è dedicata la copertina. Nella rubrica Percorsi prosegue la serie degli anniversari correlati alla luce con l'articolo di A. Mennella e P. Natoli "The first light of the Universe" a 50 anni dalla scoperta del CMB. Mentre la rassegna di scienziati italiani che hanno contribuito allo sviluppo della scienza e tecnologia della luce continua in questo numero con "Giovanni Domenico Cassini: Il Sole in San Petronio e la struttura dell’anello di Saturno" di F. Bertola. Non mancano articoli scientifici su temi di grande attualità. Infine nella rubrica Il Nostro Mondo è presente il Programma Generale del prossimo 101° Congresso della SIF.

La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento, Vol. 38, N. 7-8 (2015)
La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento Glass-ceramics: A class of nanostructured materials for photonics
A. de Pablos-Martin, M. Ferrari, M. J. Pascual and G. C. Righini
Glass-ceramics are constituted by nanometer–to–micron-sized crystals embedded in a glass matrix and have dimensions in the 1 to 100 nm range. Glass-ceramics  share many properties with both glasses and ceramics. The embedded crystalline phase, however, can enhance the existing properties of the matrix glass or lead to entirely new properties. The aim of this review is to introduce the basic characteristics of transparent glass-ceramics.

The structure of superqubit states
L. Borsten, K. Brádler and M. J. Duff
Superqubits provide a supersymmetric generalisation of the conventional qubit in quantum information theory. After a review of their current status, the problem of generating entangled states is addressed.

EPJ E – Colloquium
EPJ E – Colloquium Adhesion-induced instabilities and pattern formation in thin films of elastomers and gels
Manoj K. Chaudhury, Aditi Chakrabarti and Animangsu Ghatak
A hydrostatically stressed soft elastic film responds by developing a morphological instability, the wavelength of which is dictated by minimisation of the surface and elastic strain energies of the film. For a single film, the wavelength of this transition is entirely dependent on the film's thickness, however in the case of two contacting films a co-operative energy minimisation dictates that the wavelength depends on both the elastic moduli and the thicknesses of the two films.
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EPL – Highlights from Vol. 111, 2015
EPL – Highlights from Vol. 111, 2015 Observing and analysing irradiation cascade events in tungsten
by X. Yi et al.
Majorana fermion exchange in strictly one-dimensional structures
by Ching-Kai Chiu et al.
Does knowing the opponent's strategy guarantee optimal play?
by Attila Szolnoki and Matjaž Perc
Topology and Onsager symmetry: How linear networks become exciting
by B. Sabass
EPL Highlights are published in the first issue of each volume, i.e. four times a year, as well as in Europhysics News (EPN).