Physics@Veldhoven 2021

Physics@Veldhoven 2021 goes digital and takes place on 18, 19 and 20 January 2021! This year’s theme is the Magic of Physics.

Physics@Veldhoven takes place each year in January. It is a large congress that provides a topical overview of physics in the Netherlands. Traditionally, young researchers are given the chance to present themselves and their work alongside renowned names from the Dutch and international physics community. The programme covers Statistical Physics & Soft condensed matter, Physics of Fluids, Plasma & Fusion Physics, Quantum Physics, Nanoscale Physics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Materials Physics, Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Physics for Technology.


Focus session hosted by ARC CBBC

ARC CBBC will host one of the focus session, chaired by ARC CBBC member Monique van der Veen, on the topic of Emerging spectroscopy for solar energy conversion.

Solar photons can be converted in three forms of energy: electricity, chemical fuels and heat. These three conversion routes, however, currently only constitute a small part of our energy supply. A precise understanding of the photophysics and photochemistry of these processes has the potential of greatly moving this field forward. Therefore, this session focusses on insight obtained via newly developed spectroscopy techniques. The choice of speakers is moreover motivated by their working on newly emerging materials, e.g. nanostructured and hybrid materials. As generally more advanced spectroscopy is performed on photovoltaic materials, speakers that also focus on photocatalytic conversions are included.



John Asbury, professor at Pennsylvania State University (USA)
Annemarie Huijser, assistant professor at the University of Twente (NL)
Erik Garnett, professor at AMOLF (NL)
Eline Hutter, assistant professor at Utrecht University (NL)


More information about Physics@Veldhoven 2021 will follow.