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Ecole des Houches - Frontiers of Condensed Matter


The 2017 International Doctoral Training Session "Frontiers of Condensed Matter" will take place in Les Houches, Sep 18-29. 


This session is organized jointly by the Physics Graduate School of Grenoble, by the Casimir Research School of Delft-Leiden (Netherlands), and the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian (Spain). It aims at offering final year Master students and junior PhD-students (1st/2nd year) a high-level training program in the general area of condensed matter physics. 
The session will consist of lectures series on the following topics:

  • Quantum transport - Y. Nazarov (Delft & “chaire d’excellence” Grenoble)
  • Topological phases - M. Houzet (Grenoble)
  • Quantum information - E. Solano (Bilbao)
  • Nanomechanics - G. Steele (Delft)
  • Quantum thermodynamics - J. Pekola (Aalto & “chaire d’excellence” Grenoble)
  • Strongly correlated systems - L. Fritz (Utrecht),

complemented by more specialized pedagogical seminars on timely topics, poster sessions, and discussion forums.

Confirmed seminar speakers: C. Bäuerle (Grenoble), P. Bertet (Saclay), T. Oosterkamp (Leiden), J.I. Pascual (San Sebastian), F. Pierre (Marcoussis), E. van Heumen (Amsterdam), R. Whitney (Grenoble)


The deadline for application is June 16, 2017.

To apply, please fill out the application form and sent it to Add a CV, a motivation letter, and a letter of recommendation from your advisor.

The cost of the session including meals and accommodation is 650€. Students of the participating organizations may contact one of the local organizers to inquire about financial support.

Sebastien Bergeret - DIPC, CFM/CSIC (Spain)
Frank Hekking - Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Julia Meyer - Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Tjerk Oosterkamp - Leiden Institute of Physics (Netherlands)

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