Physics with Industry 2016
Experiments during Physics with Industry 2011
The Physics with Industry workshop will take place from 21 till 25 November 2016 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, location @Oort.
Call for companies' application
This workshop offers your company the opportunity to have a dedicated team
of highly motivated physicists from universities and research institutes spending a full week tackling your specific problem. The teams consist of PhD students and postdocs, and will be led by a number of senior academic scientists. The teams are composed of physicists with different backgrounds, ensuring that the problems will be approached from different angles. Researcher(s) from your company are asked to be present and actively participate during the full week, providing the team with relevant input, and ensuring that proposed solutions remain realistic and practically feasible.
The deadline for application was 30 June 2016
More information about the call for companies
For registration and further information, please contact:
FOM Foundation: Maria Sovago
, +31 30 600 12 73
Technology Foundation STW: Melvin Kasanrokijat
, +31 30 600 13 78
You can also send an email
Review Physics at Industry 2015
On 3-27 November 2015, FOM, Technology Foundation STW and the Lorentz Center organised the fifth edition of the workshop Physics with Industry. The aim of this workshop is for young physicists to create original solutions for industrial problems, for them to get introduced to industrial R&D and for companies to get in touch with young talents. Participants of the workshop are physicists from research organisations in the Netherlands and Europe, and researchers of the participating companies. The majority of the participants are PhD students or postdocs. The scientists are supported by senior researchers, to ensure progress and the highest scientific quality.
The following five companies took part in Physics with Industry 2015: Antea Group, Friesland Campina, Sensortag Solutions, Tata Steel en Vycap.
Testimonials of companies that participated in earlier editions of Physics with Industry:
"Thanks to Physics with Industry we could acquire a lot of knowledge in a very short space of time about a subject that was relatively new for us. This has resulted in a research project at NXP. If that proves successful then we will probably contact the university partners again to see if they can help us with longer term research. Besides the direct outcomes in terms of knowledge and contacts, I think that a workshop such as Physics with Industry also challenges companies to think about the fundamental limits of their current products, a process that can lead to breakthroughs and innovations."
- Peter Steeneken (NXP)
"At the end of 2010, we took part in the Physics with Industry workshop. One of the participating researchers, Gianmaria Falco, was so interested in the problem we submitted that he carried on working on it with us for some time. This resulted in a
- Albert Poortinga (FrieslandCampina)
The workshop Physics with Industry was organized for the first time in 2010. However, the concept is well-tried. Since its start in Cambridge in 1968 mathematics workshops are organized annually all over the world by the 'International Study Group Mathematics with Industry'
. Both large and small companies are very enthusiastic about the concept. Besides the immediate workshop results these workshops led to new collaborative projects and job opportunities for researchers at the participating companies.
See the attachments (top right of the page) for the Proceedings of Physics with Industry 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Please watch the video
impression of Physics with Industry 2011 on YouTube.