Experiments during Physics with Industry 2011
On 24-28 November 2014, FOM, Technology Foundation STW and the Lorentz Center organise 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 registration for participants will start in September 2014.
Call for companies
Any company can apply by filling in the application sheet attached to the 'Call for companies' (see upper right). The deadline for application is 30 May 2014. A total of five companies will be selected by an academic programme committee, with leading scientists from different fields of physics . In 2013 the participating companies were: Tata Steel, Ingenieursbureau Oranjewoud, Océ Technologies, RGS Development BV and Pamgene International.
"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 attachment (top right of the page) for the Proceedings of Physics with Industry 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Proceedings of 2013 will follow shortly.
Please watch the video
impression of Physics with Industry 2011 on YouTube.
For registration and further information, please contact:
Floor Paauw – Techonlogy Foundation STW: (030) 600 13 65
FOM Foundation: Dr. Martijn de Jager
, Dr. Victor Land
, Dr. Michiel van den Hout
, telefoon +31 (0)30 600 12 73.
You can also send an e-mail to: