Utrecht University -
Faculty of Science
20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018 (
2 weeks )
Utrecht, The Netherlands
3.0 ECTS credits
Course fee (excl. housing)
This two week course is an advanced bachelor course aiming to refresh and deepen the knowledge in core subjects of theoretical physics such as thermal and statistical physics, quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. Complemented with a lecture series by Utrecht University researchers on current topics in various fields of theoretical physics. The Institute for Theoretical Physics in Utrecht ranks among the leading institutions in the world in the field of theoretical physics.
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The Institute for Theoretical Physics in Utrecht ranks among the leading institutions in the world in the field of theoretical physics. The Utrecht Summer School in Theoretical Physics offers a blend of advanced undergraduate material in thermal and statistical physics, quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. During the summer school students work on small research projects in groups and give presentations about these. In addition there is a lecture series by Utrecht researchers on current topics in various fields of theoretical physics ranging from condensed matter to high-energy physics and quantum gravity.
Applications for this course will be reviewed after the application deadline.
Prof.dr. R.A. Duine
Advanced bachelor students preparing for a theoretical physics master
Refreshing and deepening the knowledge in core subjects of theoretical physics such as statistical physics, quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics.
Classes from 9.00 - 17.00, lunch talks from 13.00 - 14.00
Course + course materials + lunch € 600.00
Housing € 350.00, through Utrecht Summer School
A limited number of scholarships in the form of (partial) fee waivers for talented students from developing countries is available. Talented students from other countries can also apply. There are no travel grants available. If you seek financial support you should make a request (in a separate letter, uploaded to your account) by describing the reasons for applying to this summer school and how your participation will assist you in future studies and your career. You should explain your financial situation and other means you have available for financing your participation to this summer school. The applications for scholarships will undergo a selection procedure. Students accepted for the UU MSc program in Theoretical Physics are exempted from paying the Summer School fee.
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
Motivation Letter, Transcript of Grades
J.M. van Zee
T: +31 (0) 302537549
Application deadline: 01 May 2018