FYSICA 2019 at Science Park Amsterdam

FYSICA, the annual physics conference of the Netherlands' Physical Society (NNV), will be organized at Amsterdam Science Park this year. The conference is aimed at all physicists in the Netherlands, from high school teachers to researchers. Keynote speakers will be Kobus Kuipers, recipient of the Physica Prize 2019, and 2018 Physics Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou.

The location of FYSICA rotates annually between Dutch universities. This year, the conference will be held in Amsterdam and co-organized by the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the NNV. The location is a special one: a temporary pavillion at the Amsterdam Science Park, right in between a host of physics institutes and companies.

Lectures, lab tours, and much more

Two exciting keynote speakers headline the FYSICA program. Kobus Kuipers, one of the pioneers in the field of nanophotonics and recipient of the Physica Prize 2019, will kick off the programme with a lecture about his research. The physics part of the day will be closed with a lecture by Gérard Mourou, one of the three laureates for the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018. Mourou will talk about his prize winning research on the physics of very short and intense laser pulses.

In between the two plenary lectures, there will be an extensive program of focus sessions, lab tours, a physics market, award ceremonies and other physics-related activities. Never before have so many different lab tours been organized as part of the FYSICA programme, which is why the organizers decided to have two different rounds of tours where the participants can get a first hand taste of the exciting physics research that is carried out at Science Park Amsterdam.

As usual, FYSICA ends with an entertaining evening program. After the conference dinner, the musical theater show Wereld in Trilling (Vibrating World) will be performed - top shelf physics theater.

Plenty of reasons, therefore, to come to Science Park on 5 April and meet your fellow physicists. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the day's theme slogan: Connected.


08.45 Registration desk open / coffee & tea & FYSICA-market
09.40 Welcome by Diederik Jekel, Chair NNV
09.45 Introduction Physica Prize winner
09.50 Plenary Physica Lecture: Kobus Kuipers
10.20 Young Speakers Contest: 3 finalists
11.05 Award Ceremonies 'Natuurkundedocent van het Jaar 2019', 'NTvN award' & 'NNV hbo Jong Talentprijs'
11.20 Coffee break & FYSICA-market

11.45 Tours of Science Park institutes and FYSICA market (round 1)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Tours of Science Park institutes and FYSICA market (round 1), ALV NNV, finals SPIN BSc-contest
15.00 Focus Sessions
17.10 Tea break & FYSICA-market
17.50 Award Ceremonies 'Young Speakers Contest' & 'BSc-contest'
18.00 Introduction Nobel Prize Winner: Wim Ubachs
18.10 Plenary Nobel Lecture: Gérard Mourou

19.00 Dinner
20.30 Evening performance
21.50 Closing of FYSICA 2019 

Further information

To attend FYSICA 2019, NNV members pay €32,50. Students who are members of the NNV pay only €7,50. Pensioners who are members of the NNV pay only €25,00. For all others participants, admission costs €92,50. Additional dinner costs are €5,00. All prices will be increased by € 5,00 after March 1st, when the early bird discount is no longer applicable.

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