PROGRAM

So you have a degree in science. Now what? - Discussion session with Ruud Tromp (LION/IBM research) - followed by a BBQ@the beach!

Date:

Time:

16:00-21:00, including dinner

Location:

Beach club Sunset Beach, Standweg 1b, Katwijk

 

After hosting a successful session at the APS March Meeting in New Orleans earlier this year, Ruud Tromp now would like to discuss with us, PhD students, postdocs and staff of the Casimir Research School, the career options that lie ahead of you. 

Abstract
Physics students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as postdoctoral researchers, are usually embedded in an academic environment, working with or for a professor with extensive research experience. This professor will naturally be a role model, and many students aspire to also become a university professor and spend their careers in academia. But reality is different: the vast majority of physics students will not end up in academia, and will not end up spending their careers doing research. Even more, physics research in industry has sharply declined over the last 20 years. So what is a fresh physics graduate to expect, and what career options are available to her? In this (hopefully interactive) talk I will discuss how a degree in physics provides a starting point for addressing a variety of societal grand challenges in a broad range of professional settings.

Join us! The lecture takes place at the beach and will be followed by a barbecue dinner and drinks so there will be plenty of time to discuss. We will also invite alumni to this event, they will be happy to share their ideas on career development during the dinner and drinks.

Costs: free!!* Unless you cancel without finding a replacement or fail to notify us before July 6th! In that case you need to shoulder the costs made for you. Drinks after 20:30 hrs are at your own expense.

Registration: please fill in the form below before July 5th. For our alumni: please fill in the group name you once were part of, and use the remark field to mention the name of the company where you are currently employed.

Please register here for the career session with Ruud Tromp and dinner afterwards

(fields marked with * are required)

Events

26 - 30 June 2017

BioBusiness Summer Schoollink

20 July 2017

Casimir Cafélink

21 - 25 August 2017

Topological Matter School 2017link

Workshops

29 March 2011 - 1 January 2018

Casimir Course: Hot Topicslink