Celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Finnish Physical Society

Founded in 1947, the Finnish Physical Society (FPS) is celebrating this year its 75th anniversary with an in-person event that will take place on the 2nd of September 2022 at Porthania building of the city center campus of the University of Helsinki. The event will consist of a small series of talks starting at 17:00 and a standing buffet dinner offered at 18:30.

The talks will be livestreamed via this link

Event program (tentative titles)

17:00-17:10 Welcoming words from FPS chair Dr. Matti Silveri, University of Oulu
17:10-17:30 “Remarks from the 75 years of the Finnish Physical Society” by Emeritus Prof. Hannu Koskinen, University of Helsinki
17:30 – 17:50 “Future directions of physics research (funding) in Finland” by Paula Eerola President of the Academy of Finland
17:50 – 18:10 “Commercializing Science from Finland: IQM Quantum Computers”  by Jan Goetz CEO of IQM OY
18:10 – 18:30 “To the moon and back: the key to unlock the power of quantum computers” by Prof. Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Helsinki
18:30 – 20:00 Standing buffet dinner

Due to capacity reasons there are limited seats available. If you would like to join us and hear about the history of the Finnish Physical Society, the past and the future of the research in physics in Finland, the direction the funding in physics is heading to, and the importance of communicating and interacting with the non-academic world please fill in this registration form, the latest by 22nd of August. The registration for the event is free of charge.

Registration form for in-person attendance

We are looking forward seeing you in person and on-line!