Applications for the 2023 school are now open

Applications are now open for the 2023 school, which will take place 14th-23rd August at the University of Stirling. Please visit the Apply page to make your application. The closing date for applications is June 7 2023.

Arriving at the 2022 school

The 2022 Physics by the Lake Summer School begins on Monday 1st August with dinner in the Stirling Court Hotel at 7pm, followed by a drinks reception.

You can check into your accommodation at Willow Court from 2pm. See the Location page for full details.

Density Functional Theory (DFT)

This course will give you a practical guide to density functional theory (DFT), including running a series of simulations to model and study quantum phase transition in a crystalline system. Upon completing this course, you should be able to set up a DFT calculation, interpret the output results and post-process them using complementary techniques such as Wannier interpolation.

Saeed is a lecturer in theoretical physics at the University of Manchester. His research is focused on first-principles modelling of topological quantum phase transition, superconductivity and quasiparticle dynamics of strongly correlated electrons in low-dimensional crystalline systems.

Physics by the Lake 2022 will run

Physics by the Lake will run as an in-person summer school at the University of Stirling, Scotland, from August 1st to August 12th 2022. Applications will be taken from end of March.

Physics by the Lake 2021 is furloughed

Unfortunately, given the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, we have decided not to run an in-person summer school this year. We are investigating the possibility of an online offering over the summer. Please watch out for further announcements.

Physics by the Lake 2020 postponed

We regret to inform that Physics by the Lake 2020, originally planned to take place in August, is postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID 19 outbreak. We will be in touch with everyone who paid a deposit regarding a refund, and will make a further announcement once the event is rescheduled.