Experiments during Physics with Industry 2011
This year FOM and Technology Foundation STW organised the fourth edition of the workshop Physics with Industry at the Lorentz Center in the Netherlands. The main aim of the workshop was to obtain creative solutions for industrial problems and to bring (young) physicists in contact with industrial R&D. In a (very active) week they searched for a solution to an urgent physics problem from industry. The scientists were supported by senior researchers and researchers from the company itself.
Physics with Industry was organised this year from 18 to 22 November 2013.
The participating companies were: Tata Steel, Ingenieursbureau Oranjewoud, Océ Technologies, RGS Development BV and Pamgene International.
The workshop Physics with Industry was organized for the first time in 2010. However, the concept is very experienced. Since its start in Cambridge in 1968 mathematics workshops are organized annually all over the world by the 'InternationalStudy 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 for the Proceedings of Physics with Industry 2010, 2011 and 2012. 2013 will follow shortly. Watch the 2011 video
"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)
For registration and further information, please contact:
Floor Paauw – Techonlogy Foundation STW: (030) 600 13 65
Martijn de Jager - FOM: (030) 600 12 17
Victor Land - FOM: (030) 600 12 26
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