The study association for engineering physics in Groningen

About the association

T.F.V. ‘Professor Francken’ is the study association for Engineering Physics, connected to the University of Groningen. It is named after Groningen’s first professor of Applied Physics and is for students and staff of the applied physics departments.

It has over 900 members and organizes, among other, field trips in the Netherlands, an annual symposium and a foreign excursion. Various activities, including the introductory activities for first-year students and the Beta Business Days (a career event for science students), are organised in partnership with sister associations. Membership is a must for physics students with a technical orientation.

Preview of the latest Francken Vrij edition

The latest Francken Vrij

Francken Vrij is the popular science magazine of the Technisch Fysische Vereniging ‘Professor Francken’ and is distributed to its members, sponsors and other interested parties. The magazine has a different theme every edition that in some way has a connection to engineering physics, and generally might contain the following:

  • A scientific article from one of the research groups
  • A theoretical view of something pertaining to the theme
  • The story of a member that did an internship or has started working
  • A challenging puzzle

Below you can download the latest edition of the Francken Vrij, or go to the archive including all published Francken Vrij magazines.

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The latest news

29 Oct 2018 Posted by Jeanne van Zuilen & Leon Trustram

Le Tour de Streepsysteem

Some of you may have been there during the day or heard of the event in the aftermath. So what happened exactly? In short: Jeanne ate and drank all the products in our cantine and started a fundraising for 'Stichting 113'. Some outsider notes from Leon are provided which he kept track of during the afternoon.
17 Sep 2018 Posted by Steven Groen

Straws and sustainability

It could not have gone unnoticed that the University of Groningen pays increased attention to environmental sustainability. As a study association, it is important that we adhere to our university, which means we have to adapt to the university's needs.
29 Sep 2017 Posted by Steven Groen

Borel Borel Borel Distribution

Many a mathematician, physicist or even astronomer may have heard the name: Borel (be sure to get the emphasis right). On a Monday afternoon, some Franckenmembers decided they wanted to find out who this Borel was, mostly because his name sounded so appealing to us.

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