The Institute for Theoretical Physics in Utrecht ranks among the leading institutions in the world in the field of theoretical physics. The target audience of this one-week course are advanced bachelor students in the field of (theoretical) physics, especially those who are preparing to start a Theoretical Physics master programme or who are considering doing so in the near future.
The Utrecht University Summer School in Theoretical Physics is an advanced undergraduate course with the aim to give advanced bachelor students a flavor of the field of theoretical physics in general, and also what to expect in the Master’s Program of Theoretical Physics in Utrecht in particular. Topics include quantum gravity & string theory, cosmology, and quantum & soft condensed matter. All of these topics will be introduced at a basic level, while recent developments in the field will also be discussed. During the summer school, students will also work in groups on small projects and problems during dedicated problem sessions.
The target audience of this one-week course are advanced bachelor students in the field of (theoretical) physics, especially those who are preparing to start a Theoretical Physics master program, or are considering to do so in the near future.
Classes from 9.00 - 17.00, lunch talks from 13.00 - 14.00
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 page of your motivation letter} 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. Please mention this in your motivation.
As part of the application procedure, we ask for 2 letters of recommendation to support your application. Please ask your referees to send the letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications for this course will be reviewed after the 1st of May 2022.
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
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