Aug 8 – 14, 2015
Ishøj Strand, Denmark
Europe/Stockholm timezone

The traditional Nordita one-week master class in physics for students from the Nordic and Baltic countries will be organized this year in Danhostel Ishøj Strand; Nordisk Lejrskole & Kursuscenter in Ishøj Strand, just south of Copenhagen, Denmark. The school aims at introducing frontier areas of physics research by world top scientists at a level understandable for masters 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.

  • Complex Systems - Predrag Cvitanovic, Georgia Tech
  • Gravitation and Cosmology - Fawad Hassan, Stockholm University
  • Stellar Physics - Bengt Gustafsson, Uppsala University
  • Quantum computing in condensed matter systems - Jason Kestner, UMBC
  • Amplitudes in high-energy physics - Henrik Johansson, Nordita and Uppsala University

Who may apply?

Masters 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 13 June 2015.

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

How much does it cost?

The selected students (about 30) will participate free of charge. This includes traveling to and from Ishøj Strand (cheapest tickets), housing and food in Ishøj Strand.

The Master Class is organized by Paolo Di Vecchia and Dhrubaditya Mitra.

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Ishøj Strand, Denmark