Privacy policy

Account management and cookies

If you apply to participate in a Physics by the Lake summer school you will be provided with an account at this website for the purpose of managing your application and accessing course materials. In order for the right information to be matched with the right users, it is necessary for a 'cookie' to be stored in your browser while you are logged in. We believe that the use of this cookie is essential to the operation of the site: therefore it is not possible to opt out of using it, other than by never logging into an account at this website. The cookie is deleted when you log out of your account, at which point the value previously stored in it becomes meaningless. You are encouraged to log out before leaving the site if you have any concerns about the sustained presence of the cookie in your browser.

Sharing of information between third parties

Any information you provide as part of the application process is used only by the organisers, and only for the purposes necessary to run the summer school. After the summer school, information drawn from your application (including your email address) may be retained so that you can be contacted about matters directly relating to the summer school. Information about your participation may be passed onto the school's sponsors (currently the EPSRC and IOP) as part of the annual reporting process. No information is shared with any other third party.


The first point of contact for the summer school is the organiser of the current school who can be emailed at .

Any queries you have specifically relating to the website should be addressed to .

Responsibility for the summer school ultimately rests with the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) group at the Institute of Physics (IOP). The current committee and contact details can be found here.

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