Important Notice: There will be no in-person Physics by the Lake summer school in 2021. We are investigating the possibility of running some virtual sessions over the summer. Further announcements will be made via this website.

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 are continuing to monitor the COVID 19 situation and will post an update when a decision has been made regarding continuation of the summer school.

Latest news