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Why you should join the event

The EPS Forum is a three-day international meeting of interest for all European researchers, PhD students and Post Docs who wish to be introduced to exciting research opportunities in large companies and start-ups, and encourage a dialogue with representatives of the industry sector.

Once you stop learning, you start dying.
- Albert Einstein
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We shall have the pleasure to welcome the following Nobel Laureates:

- Barry Barish,
laureate of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

- John Michael Kosterlitz,
laureate of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

- Serge Haroche,
laureate of 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics


Barry Barish

Barry  Barish

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

Barry Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics ’for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves’, along with American physicists Rainer Weiss and Kip S. Thorne. Barish became LIGO Principal Investigator in 1994. Under his leadership, LIGO was evolved into the exquisitely sensitive instrument that made the first-ever detections of gravitational waves in 2015.

In an earlier Fermilab experiment, Barish was among the first to observe the weak neutral current, a linchpin of the

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John Michael Kosterlitz

J. Michael Kosterlitz

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

Born: 22 June 1943, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Prize motivation: "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter."

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Serge Haroche

SERGE Haroche

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

Serge Haroche (born 11 September 1944)[1] is a French physicist who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems", a study of the particle of light, the photon.[2][3][4] This and his other works developed laser spectroscopy. Since 2001, Haroche is a Professor at the Collège de France and holds the Chair of Quantum Physics.

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Learn new areas to grow in

• Energy and sustainability
• Accelerators, high-energy particle physics, nuclear physics
• Quantum technologies and photonics
• Machine learning and artificial intelligence
• Biophysics, technological sequencing of biomolecules and human health

• Condensed matter physics: from quantum materials to additive manufacturing

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Review Our Plans For the three Days

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 them the latest achievements in physics by the most renowned experts in the selected disciplines. These are the same as those discussed over Day 1, but addressed from a more fundamental point of view on Day 2.

DAY 1: THURSDAY, June 2nd

Physics Meets Industry
Day 1 of the EPS Forum will be dedicated to the employment of young physicists in Europe and favour direct exchanges with CEO, directors and engineers of major industrial companies in
these fields. Involving EPS Young Minds Members and EPS Associate Members, Day 1 will bring together early career researchers, interns, PhD students, and Postdocs with physics-based enterprises in order to discuss exciting research and career opportunities in industry.

8:15 - 18:00

- 7 pluridisciplinary plenary conferences
- 6 round tables on related themes
- 1 interactive workshop on co-innovation between industry and academia
- A Poster Session
- 2 Hands-on sessions
- A Trade Fair for meeting entreprises, R&D experts, PhDs and postdocs

08:15 - 18:00

- 3 plenary conferences delivered by 3 Nobel laureates
- 5 topical plenary conferences on various themes in physics
- 1 round table on future research on accelerators
- 3 workshops on Societal issues with the participation  of the EPS Member Societies
- The Young Minds Leadership Meeting hosting a dedicated Poster Session
- A Trade Fair for meeting entreprises, R&D experts, PhDs and postdocs

DAY 2: FRIDAY, June 3rd

Scientific Colloquium & Societal Challenges
Day 2 will look at scientific and societal challenges facing the physics community. The latest achievements in physics will be highlighted by the most outstanding physicists in Europe and beyond, including a strong participation from the EPS Member Societies and Divisions and Groups.

DAY 3: SATURDAY, June 4th

The EPS council :
Day 3 will be devoted to the regular business of the EPS Council, open to EPS Council Delegates.

08:30 - 12:30

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