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: Enrique Sanchez Bautista, EPS Brussels Office, Belgium

Carlos Abellán, Quside, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

Eleni Diamanti, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Gilles Lequeux, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Johanna Sepulveda, Airbus Defense and Space, Barcelona, Spain

Eric Wille, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


Round Table 2: Quantum sensing

Moderator: Mathieu Gisselbrecht, Lund, Sweden

Frederic Domps, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Stefan Kröll, WACQT, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Vincent Menoret, EXAIL, Bordeaux, France

Martin Plenio, NVision, University of Ulm, Germany

Robert Roelver, Q.ANT GmbH, Nürtingen, Germany


2. Applications of nuclear and particle physics to Society


Tutorial Talk

Marek Lewitowicz, NuPECC, France

“Nuclear and Particle Physics In Everyday Life”


Round table: High performance computing and quantum computers for a sustainable future

Moderators: Barbora Bruant-Gulejova, Switzerland and Anna Lipniacka, Norway
Tommaso Boccali, CERN and INFN - Pisa, Italy        
Daniele Bonacorsi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Morten Hjorth-Jensen, Oslo University and MSU, Oslo, Norway

Francesca Poli, ITER Organization, Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France

Sofia Vallecorsa, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland



3. Condensed matter and applications to industry


Tutorial Talk

Grégory Chaboussant, LLB, CEA Saclay, France
“Neutron and X-ray synchrotron large-scale facilities as major tools for science and 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

José Llorens, G2-Zero, Madrid, Spain

Dafiné Ravelosona, Spin-Ion Technologies, Paris, France

Tobias Scharff , Attocube Systems AG, Munich, Germany

Tomek Schulz, Kuitra, München, Germany


4. Energy management, pollution and climate


Tutorial Talk

Doris Klein, Earth Observation Center (EOC), DLR, München, Germany
"Earth Observation for global change assessment and evidence-based decision making"


Round Table: Energy management, air pollution and climate

Moderator: Christophe Rossel, IBM Research, Zürich, Switzerland

Sonja Berlijn, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Héloise Goutte, CEA Direction des Énergies, Saclay, France 
Jurgen Kurths, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
Mario Michan, Daphne Technology SA, Saint Sulpice, Switzerland


5. Photonics


Tutorial talk
Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, Vexlum, Tampere, Finland
"VECSEL – novel laser architecture for quantum technologies"


Round Table: Emerging applications and challenges in Photonic Integrated Circuitry

Moderator: Sofia Pazzagli, Integrated Quantum Optics, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany

Ronald Holzwarth, Menlo Systems, Martinsried, Germany 

Lars Hohmuth, Quix, Berlin, Germany

Matthias Lauermann, Vanguard Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany

Robert Rölver, Q.ANT GmbH, Nürtingen, Germany 

Anton Stroganov, LIGENTEC SA, Lausanne, Switzerland