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Industry Day

Events about industrial and applied physics

Industry Day offers unique programming that focuses on industrial and applied physics research and careers. Enjoy discovering new methods for gathering information about the world, advances in how we organize and utilize data, frontiers in energy, and innovations that impact technologies from self-driving cars to aerospace.

Industry Day events

Hear from speakers from a wide range of technical fields, meet new collaborators, connect again with longtime colleagues, and expand your view of the exciting work undertaken by physicists in non-academic fields. Stay tuned for the full Industry Day program of events!

Scientific sessions: To be announced in January 2024

Past popular sessions included: Scientist Entrepreneurs — Making a Career Founding Start-Up Companies, Commercial Applications of Quantum Computing, New Materials and Physics for Innovations in Telecommunications, and Data Science for Industry.

Student lunch with the experts

Enjoy lunch and small-setting dialogue with a non-academic physicist to learn about their career and ask questions. Sign-up is required and occurs on-site in Minneapolis.

Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) business meeting

This event is open to all registrants to learn about FIAP plans and how to become involved.

Industry Day closing reception

Network and mingle with industrial and applied physicist attendees as we celebrate the 2024 Industry Day programming.

Who should attend?

Graduate students, early career scientists, industry professionals, and academics who want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in non-academic physics settings.

If you wish to attend Industry Day, you must register for March Meeting 2024.


We are grateful to the APS units who sponsor Industry Day:

  • Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP)
  • Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA)
  • Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS)
  • Topical Group on Medical Physics (GMED)
  • Division of Quantum Information (DQI)

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Learn about March Meeting

Join a worldwide gathering of physicists to discuss groundbreaking research.

Plan your trip

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