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



16:00-21:00, including dinner


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.

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: the registration form is closed now. Did you miss the opportunity to sign up? Please e-mail Marije to see if there still is an option for you to participate.