Day 2 (26 March 2024): Welcome to the EPS Scientific Colloquium!

A particularity of the EPS Forum is to offer, within the same event, the possibility of not only promoting our young researchers to our industrial partners, but also of presenting the latest achievements in physics by the most renowned experts in selected disciplines. These are the same as those discussed over Day 1, but addressed from a more fundamental point of view on Day 2.

We shall have the pleasure to welcome the following prestigious Laureates:

Klaus von Klitzing: Laureate of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physics
“The quantum revolution in metrology”

Stefan Hell
: Laureate of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

“Molecule-scale resolution and dynamics in fluorescence microscopy”

Anne L’Huillier
: Laureate of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics


Nicola Spaldin
: Member of the ERC Scientific Council. Laureate of the 2017 L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science

“How to get an ERC grant”

Round Table: European Research Infrastructures and the European Research Funding System
José Luis Martinez, ESFRI Chair, Material Science Institute, Higher Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Nicola Spaldin, Member of the ERC Scientific Council, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1. Atomic, molecular and optical physics for quantum technologies

Tutorial Talk

Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Scientific parallel session: Quantum Physics at ultra-cold or ultra-fast regime

Moderator: Rosario Gonzalez-Ferez, Universitad de Granada, Spain

Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Alejandro González-Tudela, Institute of Fundamental Physics – CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Thomas Pfeiffer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
Françoise Remacle, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium

2. Applications of nuclear and particle physics to Society

Scientific parallel session: Applications of nuclear and particle physics
Chair: TBC

Eduardo Alves, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
"Nuclear Physics technology applied to Irradiation of food and farming products for sterilisation and decontamination"
Ulli Koester, Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France
"The “nuclear physics option” in cancer treatment"
Alfredo Portone - ITER, chairman of the EPS Energy Group
"Fission, fusion and the promises of a new nuclear energy era""Fis"Fission, fusion and the promises of a new nuclear energy era"sion, fusion and the promises of a new nuclear Aliz Simon, IAEA, Vienna, Austria

"Fostering nuclear analytical techniques for authentication and provenance of artifacts in forensic cases"

3. Condensed matter and applications to industry

Tutorial Talk

Ursula Wurstbauer, WWU Münster, Germany

“Many-body effects and collective behavior in van der Waals bilayers”

Scientific parallel session: Condensed matter physics for a changing world

Chairs: José Maria de Teresa, Spain & Laurence Noirez, France - Chair/Board Member of the Condensed Matter Physics Division- CEA_Saclay, France

Florence Gazeau, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
"Physics-powered bioproduction of extracellular vesicles as nanovectors for regenerative medicine"

Marta Gibert, Technical University Wien, Vienna, Austria
"Magnetic Double-Perovskite Oxide Heterostructures"

José Ignacio Pascual, Nanogune, San Sebastián, Spain
"Building-up Magnetic Graphene Nanostructures"

Kostya Trachenko, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom
"Properties of condensed matter from fundamental physical constants: theory and applications"

4. Artificial intelligence, brain inspired processing systems and applications

Tutorial Talk

Abu Sebastian, IBM Research Europe, Zurich, Switzerland

“In memory computing, artificial neural networks with phase change synapses”

Scientific parallel session: Perspectives of AI and machine learning in a changing world

Chair: Christian Beck, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom
Emanuela Girardi, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
"How can we exploit the full potential of AI mitigating the risks?”

Mirco Hünnefeld, TU Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
“Enabling Galactic Neutrino Astronomy via Machine Learning”

Gian Piero Siroli, University Bologna, Italy and CERN, Switzerland
“Cybersecurity and Cyberwar”

Benjamin Schaefer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
"AI and machine learning for sustainable energy systems"

5. Photonics

Tutorial Talk
Victor Torres-Company, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
"Chip-scale laser frequency combs"

Scientific parallel session: Lasers as an enabling technology

Chair: TBC

Maria Chernysheva, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

"Recent trends in ultrafast fibre laser development, ultrashort pulse characterisation and applications"

Marta Fajardo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

"Ultrafast laser-based secondary sources and applications"

Nathalie Lenke, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
"Charting New Horizons in Infrared Spectroscopy with Cr:ZnS Lasers"
Andreas Wicht, FHB Berlin, Berlin, Germany
"Diode lasers: an enabling tool for quantum technology applications"

Round Tables for Societal Challenges

Round Table: Inspiring new generation of physicists and future ambassadors of science through innovations from research-industry collaboration for sustainable development
Barbora Bruant Gulejova, STEM ambassador, University of Bern & Swiss Physical Society, Switzerland
Michel Hübner, Industrial Liaison Adviser, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Amal Kasry, Chief of Section of Basic Science, Research Innovation and Engineering, Division of Science Policy and Basic Science, UNESCO, Paris, France
Eilish McLoughlin, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning, Dublin City University, Ireland
Sascha Schmeling, Head of Teacher and Student Programmes and Chairperson of CERN Council’s Thematic Forum on Teachers and Students, CERN, Geneva & EPS Physics Education Division Chair