Les Houches Summer School: Frontiers of condensed matter - registrations open



Les Houches, France


International Doctoral Training Session - Frontiers of condensed matter.  

Where: Les Houches, France

When:  October 10-21, 2022

For whom: Casimir Pre-PhD students and junior PhD students 

Deadline for registration: June 15, 2022

The 8th International Doctoral Training Session "Frontiers of Condensed Matter" will take place in Les Houches, Oct 10-21, 2022.

This session is organized jointly by the Physics Graduate School of Grenoble, by the Casimir Research School of Delft-Leiden (Netherlands), the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian (Spain), the Graduate School of Quantum Matter at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Transregional Collaborative Research Center Elasto-Q-Mat (Germany), and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute in Basel (Switzerland). It aims at offering final year Master students and junior PhD-students (1st/2nd year) a high-level training program in the general area of condensed matter physics.

The program will consist of several courses. The duration of each course is 3 * 1.5 hours. The courses will be complemented by more specialized research seminars on timely topics. 

During the session, there will be plenty of time for informal discussions between participants and lecturers. A poster session will be organized, including a short oral presentation at the beginning of the session enabling the participants to present their research interests to each other.  

Topics & lecturers:

  • Quantum transport– Carlo Beenakker (Leiden, NL)
  • Superconductivity– Joerg Schmalian (Karlsruhe, DE)
  • Topological phases– Adolfo Grushin (Grenoble, FR)
  • Quantum information– Roman Orus (San Sebastian, ES)
  • Circuit QED– Zaki Leghtas (Paris, FR)
  • 2D materials– Dmitri Efetov (Munich, DE),

complemented by more specialized pedagogical seminars on timely topics, poster sessions, and discussion forums.

More detailed information can be found in the attached flyer. For up to date information and the application form, please visit the webpage:

The cost of the session including meals and accommodation is 846€. Students of the participating organizations may contact one of the local organizers to inquire about financial support.

The session can host 70 participants, (including lecturers - limited by the size of the lecture hall), and is intended for experimentalists and theoreticians.


  • Sebastien Bergeret - DIPC, CFM/CSIC (Spain)
  • Julia Meyer - Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
  • Jörg Schmalian - KIT (Germany)
  • Christian Schönenberger – University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • Gary Steele – TU Delft (Netherlands)


  • Physics Graduate School of Grenoble
  • Casimir Research School of Delft-Leiden (Netherlands)
  • Donostia International Physics Center (San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • Swiss Nanoscience Institute (Basel, Switzerland)
Les Houches
Les Houches is a village in the Chamonix valley in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150m above sea level in natural surroudings, with breathtaking views on the Mont Blanc mountain range. The Les Houches Physics School is affiliated with université Joseph Fourier (UJF) Grenoble. It is joint interuniversity facility of UJF and Grenoble-INP, supported by UJF, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Direction des Sciences de la Matière du Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA/DSM).

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