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 2024, running from 5th-16th August at the University of Stirling, Scotland. We typically open for registration around early February, with a closing date in the late spring. 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 wish to be notified when registrations open, or have any questions about the School, please contact sopa.events@ed.ac.uk.

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