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Young Physics Scientists


How "thick" is a surface actually and where does its volume begin? What does the atomic structure of a surface look like and how does this relate to physical and chemical properties? The JKU Young Physics Scientists program will look at these and other questions while examining surfaces under extreme vacuum conditions.


Program Information:

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 25
  • Number of Workshops: 4 (on 8 half-days)
  • Internship: at a company in Upper Austria

Why Should You Take Part in the JKU Young Physics Scientists Program?

Your Part

Your Advantage

Take part in 4 workshops during 8 half-day sessions (block sessions on Friday and Saturday) during the school year.

Dive into the world of physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz

Complete 3 of the 4 workshops and qualify to apply for a summer internship

Experience exciting workshops focusing on different topics in Physics


Meet internationally renowned faculty, researchers and experts and take advantage of their expertise for your pre-academic Diploma paper


Complete a summer internship at a company in Upper Austria


Get insight into academic degree programs and professions - the best way to help you decide what major or profession to pursue after graduation

NEW! We can provide academic support services for your pre-academic paper or Diploma degree thesis!

Are you looking for a topic for your final paper? Or do you need help conducting research for your paper?
As part of the JKU Young Physics Scientists Program we can offer the following support services:

Professional advising by experts at the Johannes Kepler University Linz
Access to special literature and materials at our libraries
Use of scientific equipment for lab experiments (by appointment)

These are the Kinds of Workshops and Classes You Can Take





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:00-7:00 PM

Kick-Off Meeting
Partner Fair


Workshop dates will be posted shortly.


Summer 2017


Summer Internship


October 6, 2017

5:00-7:00 PM

Closing Ceremony/Certificates


Meeting Point for All Workshops

Physics Bldg., Seminar Rm. P9923 in the lower ground floor (signs wil be posted)

How to Apply for an Internship as a Participant in the JKU Young Physics Scientists Program?

You can apply for a paid summer internship position at a company in Upper Austria during the partner fair at the Kick-Off Meeting. The partner companies reserve the right to select interns from the pool of applicants. You can only accept the internship once you have completed 3 out of the 4 workshops in the "JKU Young Physics Scientists" program.↵

The following cooperation partners are available to you:


HUECK Folien is a laminating and coating specialist for optically functional foil coating and high security features. In the three core markets of security, labeling, and design, we guarantee our product's unique identities and services. See for more information.


Active around the world, the voestalpine Group is a steel-based technology and capital goods company. Listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1995, the company has approximately 500 subsidiaries and locations in over 50 countries on all five continents. See for detailed information.


RECENDT Ltd. is a very successful internationally renowned research center for material characterization and non-destructive material testing. In 2009 RECENDT was awarded a non-university Christian Doppler Laboratory for photoacoustics and laser ultrasound, making RECENDT one of only two non-university institutions in Austria to operate a CD lab. See for more information.


Who Can Take Part?

The JKU Young Physics Scientists program has been designed for students in upper level classes at AHS and BHS schools who are interested in physics and are thinking of pursuing a degree or profession in this area. Students from other schools are also more than welcome to take part!

How To Sign Up for the Young Physics Scientists Program:

  • Registration for the 2016/2017 academic year ended on November 13, 2016. If you have not yet received e-mail confirmation, please send a message to: youngscientists(/\t)!
  • For those in the program:
  • After registering, you can take part in the optional Application Review workshop on November 25, 2016. Take advantage of the opportunity to have someone review your CV and applications and help prepare you for your internship interview.
  • Meet all partners and instructors during the Kick-Off Meeting on November 29, 2016.
  • The Partner Fair will also take place during the event. Meet our partner companies and learn more about the internship positions and topics for your pre-academic paper or Diploma degree thesis.
  • Take advantage of your chance to apply!

Detailed information is available below:

application/pdfJKU Young Scientists Brochure, Class of 2016/2017 (589KB, General Brochure, German only)

Still Have Questions?

The contact:
Institute of Experimental Physics
Assist. Prof. DI Dr. Erich Steinbauer
Ph.: 0732 / 2468 5312
E-mail: erich.steinbauer(/\t) or youngscientists(/\t)