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Julia Yeomans awarded the EPJE Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize

Springer honors scientist for her outstanding contributions in the field of soft matter and biological physics


The European Physical Journal E (EPJE) has awarded the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Lecture Prize to Professor Julia Yeomans of the University of Oxford, UK. She receives the prize for her outstanding contributions in the field of soft matter and biological physics. The prize, accompanied by 1,000 euros, is named after the Nobel laureate and EPJE founder de Gennes. The award ceremony will take place in Rome at the International Soft Matter Conference 2013, which runs from 15 to 19 September. Professor Daan Frenkel, Co-Editor-in-Chief of EPJE, will introduce Professor Yeomans' plenary lecture at this meeting.

Julia Yeomans has been chosen as recipient of the prize for her profound contribution to the study of the dynamical behavior of complex and active liquids in confined geometries. She is an expert in theoretical and computational physics, particularly statistical physics, hydrodynamics, soft condensed matter and biological physics. Among her current research interests are micro-swimmers, active systems, liquid crystals and the interactions of fluids with structured surfaces. Professor Yeomans was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society (UK) in May 2013.


The European Physical Journal E publishes papers describing advances in the understanding of physical aspects of soft matter and biological systems. This includes reports of experimental, computational and theoretical studies and appeals to the broad interdisciplinary communities including physics, chemistry, biology and materials science.

The European Physical Journals are international peer-reviewed publications covering the whole spectrum of pure and applied physics, including related interdisciplinary subjects. They are co-published by the Società Italiana di Fisica and the publishers EDP Sciences and Springer. They are a continuation of Acta Physica Hungarica, Anales de Fisica, Czechoslovak Journal of Physics, Fizika A, Il Nuovo Cimento, Journal de Physique, Portugaliae Physica and Zeitschrift für Physik.

Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe - especially in Germany and the Netherlands - primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media S.A. generated sales of approximately EUR 981 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.

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