NB The sessions will be in English.
Registration, coffee and cake
Welcome by Stefan Kooij (programme director) and Diederik Jekel (alumnus, science journalist)
Guest Lecture, Physics with a Human Touch, Dr Peter Wierenga (Innovation Consultant, former CEO Philips Research)
Lecture, The early Years of Technische Natuurkunde THT, Prof. Leen van Wijngaarden (emeritus professor Physics of Fluids)
Lecture, Applied physics in Twente (the present) – Superconductivity Update, Prof. Alexander Brinkman (professor Quantum Transport and Matter)
Wrap up morning session; preview afternoon programme by Diederik Jekel
Lunch and presentation multi-disciplinary teams
Over lunch there is a photo exposition from the Arago archives, a number of multi-disciplinary teams will present themselves and can point out where in the world you worked as a physicist.
Parallel Session 1, See the options below
Coffee, tea, refreshments
Parallel Session 2, See the options below
Drinks at the former EL/TN-building Hogekamp (current U-Park Hotel)
*registration required, costs for dinner: €15,00 p.p. for employees/alumni, €5,00 p.p for students
Location: Gallery, Ideate
What did you learn during 50 years of Applied Physics? Besides Calculus and how a laser works (do you remember?), we all developed a profound interest in various aspects of nature.
Location: Entrance Hal B.
For many years the Campus of the University of Twente offers a unique combination of buildings, nature and art. But over the past 50 years much has changed on Campus.
Visit TechMed Centre
Location: Entrance TechMed Centre
The TechMed Centre is the new calling card for all healthcare-related activities at the UT. The centre is home to our Technical Medicine, Biomedical Technology and Health Sciences students. In addition, six research groups that actively focus on clinical practice are located in the building. Centrally located is the Simulation Centre, which consists of (among others) two simulated (hybrid) operating theatres where ionising radiation can be used, two intensive care units, an imaging lab with photo acoustics equipment and two MRI scanners, and an eHealth House.
Education and lab exhibit
Location: Student Labs Twente, floor 4 Carré
Lab courses have always been an integral part of the Applied Physics programme in Twente. And they still are! However, the experiments have changed considerably over the years. New tools, advanced equipment and a unique didactic approach characterize the physics lab courses.
Old school physics lecture
Location: Waaier 3
The physics we teach may not have changed much in the past 50 years, but the way we teach it definitely did. And even a lot! Often, we just take for granted that we live in an era where information is abundant and cheap, and don't remember that not so long ago times were radically different. In 1980 there was no internet, no social media, no mobile phones and definitely no smartphones, and the personal computers of those days are easily outperformed even by the most modest modern chip, like the one that resides in your coffee machine at home. Yes, teaching was very different back then, and we will recreate a typical setting of a lecture in the early nineties for you in this old school physics lecture.
University of Twente: The most entrepreneurial university!” What is that? What does it mean? Over the past decades, more than 1000 spin-off companies have been founded, in which our UT students develop excellent ideas into valuable contributions to society. Novel-T is one of the UT partners that assists in developing entrepreneurial skills and can help in building a network of businesses and people needed to realize such innovative ideas. Many alumni from our Applied Physics programme participate in large and small spin-off companies originating from our university. Lionix is one of the successful spin-offs which is located in the Gallery. With a few appealing demonstrations they will provide an overview on part of their activities and share some of the successes.