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The school CANCELED

Owing to the enduring COVID-19 situation and the implications on long distance travel, we had to cancel the school. Not however that we organise a smaller-scale school, on the same topics but with lecturers and participants coming from french institutions only, from July 5 to July 16. Details are available here.

This summer school follows the CIDER program with two weeks of formal lectures and tutorials and two weeks of working on interdisciplinary research projects in small groups. The topics are chosen by brainstorming during the first two weeks. It is open to advanced PhD students and postdocs.

Program (preliminary)

First fortnight: Lectures, tutorials, seminars. Second fortnight: Reseach projects in small inter-disciplinary groups, with one or two senior researchers.

Confirmed lecturers

Scientific committee

Application and registration fee

The number of participants is limited to 50, the scientific committe will select the participants to ensure a diversity of fields. Applicants must send a CV with a few words on the topics of interest.

Applications are open through the School’s website.

Application deadline extended to March 15 (despite what is written on that website).

The registration fee is 1920€ (tax included) and covers the costs for lodging and meals for the four weeks. Depending on grants we may obtain in the next few months, we may be able to offer fellowships to selected participants.


Les Houches school of Physics is located in Les Houches, at the entrance of the Chamonix valley, at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, in the French Alps. It offers all necessary facilities, with a lecture room (70 seats, see image by Ed Garnero), several rooms for group working, internet access, a restaurant and chalets for housing. The price of school includes food, lodging and access to all facilities for the four weeks.