July 28, 2012 to August 3, 2012
Hillerød, Denmark
Europe/Stockholm timezone

The traditional Nordita one-week summer school in physics for students from the Nordic and Baltic countries will be organized this year in Danhostel Hillerød; Nordisk Lejrskole & Kursuscenter in Hillerød, a picturesque town north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The school aims at introducing frontier areas of physics research by world top scientists at a level understandable for undergraduate students, and also to stimulate further studies. It gives a unique opportunity for students to learn the newest most exciting developments in theoretical physics and to work together with other Nordic/Baltic students.

The following five series of lectures, each of four hours, will be given. The lectures will be accompanied by group exercises and discussion sessions.

  • Cosmology, dark matter, and dark energy - Øystein Elgarøy, University of Oslo
  • Physics of Climates - John Wettlaufer, Yale University and Nordita
  • The Higgs boson, the Standard Model and beyond - Mads T. Frandsen, University of Oxford
  • Topology in condensed matter physics - Hans Hansson, Stockholm University
  • Planet Formation - Kleomenis Tsiganis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Who may apply?

Undergraduate students who study in the Nordic or Baltic region. You must have a background of three or more years of university studies in physics/mathematics, or corresponding studies at a technical university, but you should not be a graduate student. We encourage female students to apply.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted through the online application form. An application must include a short CV which includes a list of finished courses in physics and mathematics with your marks for each course.

Ask a teacher at your university to write a very short letter of recommendation for your participation at the school. Please note that when you submit your application, your teacher will receive an e-mail asking for a recommendation letter on your behalf.

The deadline for applications is 17 May 2012.

Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be sent from Nordita within few weeks after the application deadline.

How much does it cost?

The selected students (about 35) will participate free of charge. This includes traveling to and from Hillerød (cheapest tickets), housing and food in Hillerød.

The Master Class is organized by Paolo Di Vecchia and Dhrubaditya Mitra in collaboration with a Nordic contact group, and Nordita administrative staff.

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Hillerød, Denmark