Netherlands, Utrecht

Theoretical Physics

when 17 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3.5 ECTS
fee EUR 940

The Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Spinoza Institute in Utrecht rank 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. A computer project is also part of the coursework for the Summer School. 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.

Course leader

Dr. R.A. Duine, Dr. U. G├╝rsoy

Target group

Target group: Advanced bachelors with a strong background in physics and mathematics as well as proficiency in English. The Summer School course provides an excellent preparation for entering a master in Theoretical Physics.

Applicants should go through a selection procedure. (Maximum number of participants: 35)

Course aim

Refreshing and deepening the knowledge in core subjects of theoretical physics such as statistical physics, quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics.

Credits info

3.5 ECTS
+ Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 940: including housing
EUR 600: Excluding housing


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. If you seek financial support you should

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