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 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 will run an in-person summer school in 2024, running from 5th-16th August at the University of Stirling, Scotland. We are expecting to open for registration on May 13 2024, with a closing date of June 28 2024. Applications are made via a secure payment link on the Apply page of this site.

Please see the Location page for travel information and other details about the venue.

If you have any questions about the School, please contact sopa.events@ed.ac.uk.

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