29 June 2020 to 3 July 2020
Université de Fribourg
Europe/Zurich timezone

Scientific Programme

Abstracts can be submitted for all sessions listed below. The choice between an oral or a poster presentation of your contribution is possible. Further instructions are available in the abstract submission form.

Info on talk lengths
The standard length for a contributed talk is 15 min (12+3), for an invited talk 30 min (25+5). The session organisers might extend or shorten talks where necessary. Refer to the schedule once it will be available.

Theoretical Physics
Theoretical contributions are highly encouraged and will be included directly in a corresponding topical session. This way, the sessions will profit from a broad range of experimental, phenomenological, and theoretical advancements that are relevant in the specific topical field and thus can engage in broader and deeper discussions.
Please submit your abstract to the session which best matches your topic. You can optionally mark your contribution as "theoretical" in the submission interface.
Contact: Philippe Jetzer (jetzer@physik.uzh.ch)

  • Applied Physics and Plasma Physics

  • Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics

  • Biophysics, Medical Physics and Soft Matter

  • Condensed Matter Physics (KOND)

    The condensed matter program welcomes contributions from all topics within Condensed Matter Physics, including magnetism, superconductivity, semiconductors and more.
    For abstracts in the field of nanomagnetism and spintronics, please submit your abstract to the session below.

    Contact: Henrik M. Rønnow (henrik.ronnow@epfl.ch), Laura J. Heyderman (laura.heyderman@psi.ch)

  • History and Philosophy of Physics

  • Magnetism and Spintronics at the Nanoscale

    With this focus session we would like to highlight recent advances in the fabrication, measurement and control of novel functionalities in spintronic and nanomagnetic systems. We aim to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians from Switzerland, Austria, and the neighbouring countries exploring magnetic properties in thin films, interfaces, and nanostructures. Alberto Morpurgo (University of Geneva - Magnetic 2D materials), Cynthia Piamonteze (PSI - Magnetism in strongly correlated systems) and Olivier Boulle (Spintec/CEA, Grenoble, France - Spintronics) will give invited presentations at this session.

    Contact: Ales Hrabec (ales.hrabec@psi.ch), Zhaochu Luo (zhaochu.luo@psi.ch), Laura J. Heyderman (laura.heyderman@psi.ch)

  • Nuclear, Particle- and Astrophysics (TASK)

  • Quantum Beam Science: biophysics, materials physics and fundamental physics with neutrons, muons, electrons and X-rays.

    The Swiss Neutron Science Society, the PSI division for photon science and the Lausanne Center for Ultrafast Science invite abstracts from the growing user-base of neutron, synchrotron, free electron laser and ultrafast electron facilities to share their research. Abstract submissions are welcome from all topics where neutron, muon, X-ray or electron experiments have contributed. Contributions do not have to be centered on the technique and we specifically encourage contributions where quantum beam experiments were one among several techniques involved.

    Contact: Neutrons & muons: Henrik M. Rønnow (henrik.ronnow@epfl.ch), X-rays: Thorsten Schmitt (thorsten.schmitt@psi.ch), Electrons: Ivan Madan (ivan.madan@epfl.ch)

  • Start-ups: From great physics to innovative products

    Has anyone ever approached you during your Master’s or PhD thesis and asked if they “could also have one of those XYZ” that you have built? (“XYZ” = quantum sensor, laser, control electronics, you name it). Then you should definitely think about taking your work to the next level. In this year's session of the “Physics in Industry” section we will be looking with several invited speakers at what is needed to recognize and mature great ideas in a physics and engineering context and bring them to market. If you are in a physics-related start-up and have an exciting story to tell, please submit your abstract before the submission deadline.

    Contact: Andreas Fuhrer (afu@zurich.ibm.com), Thilo Stöferle (tof@zurich.ibm.com)