The VI EPS Forum Physics and Society will be held on 2-3 October 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting, organised by the Forum on Physics and Society of the European Physical Society, will focus on the topic “Improving the Image of Physics”.
The meeting aims to share good practice and ideas that work in different countries to increase recruitment of physics students, to enhance the employability of physics students, to improve the image of physics amongst the public and to demonstrate the positive impact of physics on the economies of Europe in order to improve funding and support for research.
Presentations at the meeting will demonstrate effective ways to:
- improve physics teaching including how to improve career advice and information to show the benefits of physics qualifications
- demonstrate the skills of physics students to employers
- engage the public with physics, and particularly the “hard to reach” audiences that do not naturally take an interest in physics
- demonstrate to politicians the value of physics to the economies of Europe in order to explain why funding physics research is important.
The meeting will welcome keynote speakers to provide an overview of the situation followed by invited speakers who will present various good practice examples during workshops.