Insights for Young Physicists: Exploring Career Opportunities and Work Environments in the industry

In the past few years, we’ve put a lot of time and effort into teaching the younger generation. We think it’s really important to share our love for innovation  with the people who are going to be leading the way in the future. We don’t believe in finding the right people, but rather investing in the younger generation and nurturing their potential.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting 20 Applied Physics students, from Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at University in Ljubljana.  Our goal was to show them the real-world applications of physics in industry. The goal of the visit by young physicists was to provide insights into potential career paths in industry, highlighting where they can find their first jobs and illustrating the nature of their work in contrast to academia.

The day kicked off with a tour of our facilities and a basic lecture on particle physics, repeating laws of electromagnetics interactions and talking about particle detection. We were pleasantly surprise at the knowledge and eagerness to know even more from young professionals. After meeting all our instruments for particle accelerators, Libera, and their most common use, we dove into workshops.

In one workshop, we introduced our latest product, MONACO, which is used for neutron diagnostics – techniques and methods used to detect, measure, and analyze neutrons in various scientific and industrial applications. The students got hands-on experience with the instrument, learning about its applications in nuclear research reactors and digital signal processing.

Another workshop focused on our RED PITAYA, a versatile laboratory instrument we like to call a swiss Army Knife for engineers. We demonstrated how it can replace traditional equipment like an Oscilloscope or Spectrum analyzer, and consequently leads to cost and size savings. Students learned how to measure magnetically coupled coils using different software instruments.

Lastly, we showcased our Libera Spark, a device for precise electron beam position measurement, where students tried capturing some gamma rays and observing their characteristics.

We’re immensely proud to have facilitated this opportunity, which serves to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical industry applications in physics. By hosting these workshops, we’ve taken a step towards fostering a collaborative relationship with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Our hope is that this initiative marks the beginning of a partnership, one that will continue to inspire mutual collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange between academia and industry for the better of the future leaders in technology.