Postgraduate AIO/OIO School 2018

  • Target group:

    Whether your research involves theme 1 (high energy) or theme 2 (condensed matter) you may choose both schools to attend. For example, in your first year of employment you may attend the THEP school and in the second year the SPTCM school. Postdocs, advanced Master’s students, as well as graduate students from foreign countries are also welcome.

  • Lecturers:

    week 1:
    Joost de Graaf (UU): The theory and numerics of microswimming
    Bela Mulder (AMOLF): Theories of polymers
    Paul van der Schoot (TU/e + Utrecht): Molecular theory of nematic liquid crystals
    Evening speaker: Selma de Mink (API/UvA): The lives, deaths and after lives of the brightest stars in the Universe: [Or: How Gravitational Wave detections can teach us about our own Cosmic Origin.]

    week 2:
    Alexander Altland (Cologne University): Path integrals for nonequilibrium physics
    Philippe Corboz (UvA): Introduction to tensor networks for quantum many-body systems
    Evening speaker: Alejandra Castro (UvA): CFT partition functions with a black hole flavor

    It should be noted that this year, similarly to last year, we have a substantial computational component. Students should therefore bring their laptops with them. Those who cannot should get in touch with the organizers, so that alternative solutions can be arranged for.

    EXTRA NOTICE: Lecturer Joost de Graaf (UU) strongly advises you to install Python on your laptop beforehand, to save time and avoid complications. He has put together an installation guide.

  • Organizers:

    Lars Fritz (UU)
    tel.: +31 (0)30 253 3880

    Edan Lerner (UvA)
    tel.: +31 (0)20 525 8397

    Mariya Lizunova (UU)

    Bureau DRSTP:
    Drs. J.M. van Zee (Managing Director)
    tel.: +31 (0)30 253 7549

    W. Verweij (Secretary)
    tel.: +31 (0)30 253 5928

  • Registration:

    Registration form: DRSTP SPTCM SCHOOL 2018
    Registration fee: € 1.490,–
    Registration deadline: 15 February 2018

    * Be aware that if you fill in the form correctly you should immediately receive a confirmation email. If not, then something went wrong and you will have to submit the form again. All fields must be filled in.

    The registration fee includes a double room for eight nights, all meals and an organized social event. Students are expected to share a room.

    You will receive a final confirmation and further information after the registration closing date.
    An invoice will be sent to your affiliation.

    Students must attend the full two weeks.
    If you wish to stay the weekend you must make your own arrangements.

  • Social events:

    First week:
    Cooking workshop on the water, Zwolle, Harm Smeengekade 15, Tuesday 13 March 15-19hrs.
    Drinks are included.
    Dietary requests will be taken into account.
    Transportation will be arranged by the DRSTP.

    Second week:
    Pub Quiz at Mooirivier. Drinks are not included.

  • Venue:

    Oude Oever 10
    7722 VE Dalfsen
    the Netherlands
    telephone: +31 (0)529 478777
    fax: +31 (0)529 478778
    Route description – Facilities – Floor plan hotel

    Check-in time is 14h00.
    Check-out time is 10h00.

    A beamer and a blackboard will be available.