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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 will run an in-person summer school in 2022, running from 1st-12th August at the University of Stirling, Scotland. The fee to attend is £1000 which includes accommodation on campus and all catering. A deposit of £500 is payable on registration and the balance is due by July 8 2022.

Please see the Location page for information about the venue, including full information about when to arrive and where to go on arrival.

Visit the Apply page to make your application via a secure payment link. Registration has been extended until July 1 2022.

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