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Physics with Industry workshop

26 november 2018

From 26 to 30 November 2018 NWO and the Lorentz Center are holding the eighth edition of the Physics with Industry (PwI) workshop, in which about fifty PhD students and postgraduate researchers spend a week working intensively on five challenging physics cases put forward by the business community and social organisations.

The aim of the workshop is to bring about more interaction and knowledge transfer between these organisations and the academic community. The workshop is held in the Lorentz Center in Leiden.

During the Physics with Industry workshop experienced researchers show how they can contribute towards solving the problems being faced by industry and society. Companies benefit from the brain power of young researchers, discover new talent and – partly thanks to the extended case support that is provided by senior researchers – make new contacts in the academic world.

Put your case forward!
Companies and social organisations are warmly invited to take part in this workshop by putting forward a case for the researchers participating in Physics with Industry to attempt to solve. This is a unique opportunity for companies to acquire fresh insights, find solutions for existing problems, expand their academic network and come into contact with young researchers. The PwI programme committee will select the best five submitted cases for inclusion in the workshop. You can send your case by email to he deadline for submission closes on 1 June 2018. The brochure and the application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Register for Physics with Industry 2018
The workshop is intended for PhD students and postgraduate researchers working in physics and applied physics. If you are interested, please register on the Lorentz Center website before 28 September 2018. If you would like to be informed as soon as registration is possible, please send an email to

Important dates

  • Industrial/social case submission deadline: 1 June 2018
  • Participant registration deadline: 28 September 2018
  • Company/organisation visit: 23 November 2018
  • Physics with Industry workshop: 26 to 30 November 2018

Participating companies
The five selected cases will be published in mid-July 2018 on this website and the Lorentz Center website.

An impression of PwI 2017
The Physics with Industry workshop web page gives an impression of the most recent PwI workshop and the business cases it considered.  

- Brochure Physics with Industry
- Application form Physics with Industry cases

More information
For more information, please contact

NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences
René Joosten | +31 (0) 30 600 13 67 |

NWO Domain Science (Exacte en Natuurwetenschappen, ENW)
Maria Sovago | +31 (0)30 600 13 68 | +31 (0) 61 489 36 72 |