DAY 1 (25 March 2024): Bringing together industry and academia

Day 1 – “Physics Meets Industry“ – aims to:
- introduce students to exciting research opportunities available in large industries, SMEs and start-ups;
- enhance the physics doctoral degree to the industrial sector, offering a pool of talented young graduates in physics;
- encourage a dialogue between young graduates, enterprise and academic research institutions to close the gap between industry and academia.

The programme of “ Physics Meets Industry” will cover a broad spectrum of scientific themes in various formats: From conferences and round tables to a privileged « meeting place » for young researchers to exchange with representatives from companies and other participants.

1. Atomic molecular and optical physics for quantum technologies

Round Table 1: Quantum communications for free space

Moderator: E. Sanchez Bautista, EPS Brussels Office, Belgium

Carlos Abellán, Quside, Castelldefelds, Barcelona, Spain

Eleni Diamanti, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Gilles Lequeux, DG DEFIS, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Johanna Sepulveda, Airbus Defence and Space, Barcelona, Spain

Eric Wille, European Space Agency - TBC

Round Table 2: Quantum sensing

Moderator: Mathieu Guisselbrecht, Orsay, France
Frederic Domps, European Commission

Jörg Kochendörfer, Q.ANT GmbH, Nürtingen, Germany

Stefan Kröll, WACQT, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Vincent Menoret, EXAIL, Bordeaux, France

Martin Plenio, NVision, University of Ulm, Germany

2. Applications of nuclear and particle physics to Society

Tutorial Talk

Marek Lewitowicz, NuPECC, France

“Nuclear and Particle Physics In Everyday Life: how research in Nuclear and Particle Physics”

Round table in preparation

Moderators: Barbora Gulejova, Switzerland and Anna Lipniacka, Norway

3. Condensed matter and applications to industry

Round Table: Start-up companies in condensed matter physics: applications and challenges

Moderator: Maria José Calderon, Board Member of the Condensed Matter Physics Division, Spain

Sergey Borisenko, Fermiologics, Dresden, Germany

Yvo Drees, Attocube Systems AG, Munich, Germany

José Llorens, G2-Zero, Madrid, Spain

Dafiné Ravelosona, Spin-Ion Technologies, Paris, France
Tomek Schulz, Kuitra, München, Germany

4. Energy management, pollution and climate

Tutorial Talk

Earth observation by satellite

Round Table: Energy management, air pollution and climate (in preparation)

Moderator: Christophe Rossel, IBM, Zürich, Switzerland

Sonja Berlijn, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

5. Photonics

Tutorial talk
Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Vexlum, Tampere, Finland

Round Table: Emerging applications and challenges in Photonic Integrated Circuitry

Moderator: TBC

Michael Förtsch, Q.ANT GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany (tbc)

Ronald Holzwart, Menlo Systems, Martinsried, Germany (tbc)
Dessislava Nikolova, Quix, Enschede, The Netherlands

Representative of LIGENTEC - TBC