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Physics For Future

Project description

Czechia lays strong foundations for future physics innovation

Sustainable development of our society relies on the deep understanding of fundamental physics, that is, the nature of matter and energy and their interactions. Discoveries and explanations of new physical phenomena lead to groundbreaking applications and contribute to socioeconomic progress. Maintaining a leadership position and accelerating European innovation requires a steady input of bright, motivated, expertly trained researchers, collaborating with industry and the wider community, ready to tackle future societal challenges. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND programme, the P4F project will recruit 60 postdoctoral fellows to the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences to pursue topics in physics relevant to society and the economy, with a focus on new tools and technologies.


We propose to create an attractive future-oriented postdoctoral programme – Physics for Future (P4F) – with a carefully
designed combination of advanced scientific, transferable and soft skill training. In two calls and in an open transparent,
merit-based, equitable selection process we will recruit 60 postdoctoral fellows to join the Institute of Physics (FZU) of the
Czech Academy of Sciences.
The scientific scope of the programme is defined by the fundamental areas of research pursued at FZU: Particle and
Theoretical Physics, Condensed matter, Solid State Physics, Optics, Laser and Plasma Physics. With sustainable research
and development in mind we have identified three broadly defined domains – Materials for Society, Matter under Extreme
Conditions and Emerging tools leading to a strong synergy among these research fields.
With its interdisciplinary and intersectoral aspects and embedded outlook towards new tools & technologies – such as 3D
printing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced computing – P4F aims to further strengthen the European
knowledge capital, and thus contribute to the generation of frontier science; facilitate the R&D-industry discourse and
interaction; accelerate innovation; and, importantly, contribute to the career development of the future leaders in the field of
physics, who will be able to address and solve the needs of society in the perspective of global sustainable development.
We will educate a new generation of physicists fluent in interaction with industry and ready to face future societal challenges.
In this effort, FZU joins forces with 16 national and 36 international academic and 20 non-academic partners, 72 in total. This
wide network has been crafted to specifically foster deep interdisciplinary thinking and promote knowledge exchange
between academia and industry, with the aim of creating a stronger impact on both society and economy.


Net EU contribution
€ 5 731 200,00
182 21 Praha 8

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
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Partners (66)