Young Speaker Contest
Every year the Young Speakers Contest is a roaring success at FYSICA. The 2023 edition was an excellent event as well, outstanding speakers about interesting physics. The Young Speakers Contest is a contest for the best (oral) presentation of a young speaker. For this contest, a ‘young speaker’ is defined as a PhD student or a postdoc within 5 years of obtaining his/her PhD. The presentation should discuss the own scientific work of the speaker, and will be in English.
The presentations last 10 minutes. Presentations take place for the full audience, and the audience determines the winner by vote. A wide audience is listening to the talks: researchers in academia and industry, teachers and students, with various backgrounds. The prize is a cash award (750 euros), a certificate, and eternal fame.
The three finalists in 2023 were: Julia van der Burgt (AMOLF), Thomas Blank (RU) and Lennard Kwakernaak (UL).