Physics by the Lake is the UK national summer school on theoretical condensed matter physics, aimed at PhD students towards the end of their first year. While geared towards UK students, we welcome participants worldwide.

It is organised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) Theory of Condensed Matter group. It consists of two weeks of high-quality lecture courses by experts in the field, as well as tutorials to give thorough training in solving real problems. There is also a series of after-dinner seminars.

We plan to run an in-person summer school in 2022, running from 1st-12th August at the University of Stirling, Scotland. We are continuing to monitor the Covid situation closely, and hope to reach a definitive decision by the end of April 2022 as to whether the school will run.

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