|By Prof. Oystein Fischer
It was a great pleasure to see the large participation of MaNEP at the Swiss Physical Society Meeting in Lausanne last week.
The MaNEP sessions filled the auditorium, lots of discussions took place after the talks and a noticeable proportion of the posters were from MaNEP.
It was also great to see so many younger participants.
This shows the vitality of the MaNEP community, also brilliantly illustrated by the prizes awarded to two young MaNEP scientists, Dr Patrycja Paruch and Dr Christian Ruegg. My warmest congratulations to both.
Nearly at the same time we had a series of smaller meetings with the group leaders to discuss the 6 MaNEP projects. All showed great progress and reflected a very healthy commitment to our field of science.
To continue developing our science, it is important to have a broad public and political support.