To be eligible to participate in the summer school, you must:
- be enrolled on a PhD in condensed matter physics or a related area on August 3 2020; and
- (if you are an international student) satisfy any immigration requirements for studying in the UK; and
- have not participated before!
Please note that we are unable to offer any advice on visa requirements and similar matters if you are not currently based in the UK for your studies. Moreover we are also unfortunately not able to sponsor visa applications at this time.
Our current understanding is that EU citizens do not need to apply for a visa, but this situation may change in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place.
The full fee for the school, including all board and lodging, is £1000. There is a deposit of £500 to pay on applying, with the balance to be paid at a later date.
Further information about funding
Physics by the Lake is the UK Summer School for condensed matter theory PhD students. EPSRC-funded students, either in CDTs of DTPs can ultimately get EPSRC funding for the school. Non-EPSRC and non-UK students are also welcome, and we have reduced the cost by £400 for all students thanks to sponsorship from IOP, CCP5, CCPmag, CCP9, CECAM and the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics.
A few places are reserved for our sponsors, but otherwise applications are taken on a first-come first-served basis. In previous years the school has filled before the closing date.
EPSRC has given funds to your University for this type of training, and this is handled differently by each University. Your University may be able to pay directly (ask your CDT or graduate school administration). Otherwise you can pay by card and get reimbursed. We can provide invoices on request.
Applications and payments will be made through a secure site hosted by the Higgs Centre at University of Edinburgh, UK.
Begin your application
The School is open for applications between January 15 2020 and April 30 2020.
Note: you will be asked to pay a deposit of £500 at the time of application.