Summer Spring Autumn Winter Schools

Members of the IRTG FaN are encouraged to participate in research schools worldwide. Some schools are supported by the SFB 1432 and/or are organized by members of our CRC. 

Information about some recommended schools can be found here.

Current Schools

17th Capri Spring School on Transport in Nanostructures, May 07-14, 2023

Capri Spring School
May 7 - 14, 2023
on Capri Island, Italy

The Capri Spring School will address New trends in electron interferometry. This one-week school will provide several lectures by leading experts supplemented by a few shorter seminars. The lecturers for the upcoming school are:

  • Mitali Banerjee (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Gwendal Fève (ENS Paris)
  • Yuval Gefen (Weizmann)
  • Christian Glattli (Saclay)
  • Igor Gornyi (Karlsruhe)
  • Michael Manfra (Purdue)
  • Thierry Martin (Marseille)
  • Bernd Rosenow (Leipzig)
  • Benjamin Sacépé (Grenoble)
  • Janine Splettstoesser (Chalmers) 

Registration FEES
The registration fee of 800 Euro includes accommodation in a double room for seven nights from Sunday till Sunday; five dinners, starting with a welcome dinner on Sunday; twice daily coffee breaks at the conference venue and the excursion to the island of Pompeii (if weather permits). 
Single room accommodation is possible at a surcharge of 350 Euro
Accompanying persons in a shared double room can be accommodated for a rate of 500 Euro —this covers accommodation for seven nights, five dinners, and the excursion. 

Registration Deadline: January 29, 2023

10-day Summer School "Modern Physics", The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION), NL, start date: July 17, 2023

Summer School "Frontiers of Modern Physics"
Start date: July 17th, 2023
Duration: 10 days
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

The Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) Summer School offers outstanding students the opportunity to discover the research frontiers of modern physics. The 10-day program includes a series of seminars by renowned physicists on variety of special topics, visits to research laboratories, and a range of social activities.

Bachelor students from all over the world in their second-to-last year will come to Leiden to participate in a program filled with talks, lab tours and cultural events. 

Special Topics

  • Quantum matter: from black hole physics to superconductors
  • The quantum universe: cosmology and elementary particles
  • Quantum computation and communication
  • Quantum transport in mesoscopic devices
  • Single molecule optics and electronics
  • Physics of the living cell
  • Soft and active materials
  • Physics of metamaterials
  • Quantum microscopy

Laboratory Tours
The participants will have a chance to discover the latest research trends in modern physics by visiting Leiden’s state-of-the-art research facilities for quantum measurements, ultramicroscopy, nanofabrication, and the Cell Observatory.

Social Events
The program offers a wide range of social activities, including: a day at the beach, boat tour of the canals, pub quiz, and exploring the historic city of Leiden.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. Are you interested in joining? Read more about the application procedure and practical details of the summer school.



Apply before:

20 April 2023


Leiden, The Netherlands

Course fee:

400 EUR

More details and registration:

Topological Matter School 2023, Donostia-San Sebastián, August 21-25, 2023

Topological Matter School 2023 - Responses to Topological Matter” (TMS2023)
August, 21-25, 2023
Miramar Palace, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

The focus of this year’s edition will lie on the optical and electronic responses of topological matter, which are fundamental to detect and understand topological properties in real materials. In this edition, we offer a pedagogical and broad picture on state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical aspects on linear and non-linear optical and electronic responses of topological matter. TMS23 will allow students to develop their own research lines at the forefront of the field, featuring also a computational hands-on session.

The lecturers for the upcoming school are:

* to be confirmed

The registration is already open until April 28th 2023. To register, please visit our website:

Please register with your institutional email address and details.


Summer School on Quantum Matter out of Equilibrium, Granada (Spain), September, 03-07, 2023

Summer School on Quantum Matter out of Equilibrium
September 3 - 7, 2023
on Granada, Spain

We have invited experts that will lecture on experimental and theoretical aspects of classical and quantum non-equilibrium which span a broad spectrum including among other topics light-matter interactions, open quantum systems, cold atomic gases and quantum computing.

We are pleased to announce that this year's lecturers are

- Monika Aidelsburger (LMU München)
- Rosario Fazio (ICTP Trieste)
- Sebastian Hofferberth (University of Bonn)
- Robin Kaiser (Institute de Physique de Nice)
- Markus Müller (RTWH Aachen University/Forschungszentrum Jülich)
- Juan P. Garrahan (University of Nottingham)*
- Raúl A. Rica (University of Granada)*
- Sebastian Slama (University of Tübingen)*

*to be confirmed

The series of lectures is complemented by selected contributed talks
of participants and a poster session. We aim at addressing Master, PhD
students and early postdocs.

The registration will open on the 1st February and the corresponding form will be accessible . This webpage also contains information on accommodation as well as registration fees, which are this year 450 EUR. Note that this fee already includes the cost of accommodation, lunches, the reception cocktail and the conference dinner.

Note that the registration deadline is May 31st.

Past Schools (2022)

Frontiers of Condensed Matter, Oct10-21, Les Houches (FR)

International doctoral training session "Frontiers of Condensed Matter", Les Houches (France)
October 10-21, 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 (France), 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 (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 session will consist of lecture series on the following topics:

•       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 – Benjamin Huard (Lyon, 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.

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2022


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)

Floquet Summer School, Sept. 13-14 and 20-22, online

Floquet Summer School
September 13-14 and 20-22, 2022
online via Zoom

The Floquet Summer School will bring together leading researchers in the field of Floquet quantum systems to provide introductory lectures aimed at graduate students working in the field or interested in learning about it. 

List of lectures:

  • Basics of Floquet engineering of quantum materials by Takashi Oka
  • Topology and non-equilibrium dynamics of Floquet systems by Mark Rudner
  • Introduction to time-resolved simulations in quantum nanoelectronics by Xavier Waintal and Thomas Kloss
  • Quasi-periodically driven systems by Anushya Chandran
  • Realizing synthetic gauge fields with ultracold atoms using Floquet engineering by Monika Aidelsburger
  • Floquet Topological Photonics by Mikael Rechtsma

Online Registration: Floquet Summer School - Virtual Science Forum

Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information, Aug30-Sep2, San Sebastian (SP)

Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information
30 August - 2 September 2022
Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

Advances in nanofabrication and the understanding and control of the quantum properties of matter are laying the groundwork for revolutionary new technologies and information processing capabilities. The summer school NanoQI'17 provides an introduction to the basics and recent advances in major areas of quantum information theory and solid-state-based quantum technologies. Both the physics of different implementations of quantum information technologies and the applicable theoretical methods are covered. 

The school is aimed at PhD students and young postdocs interested in quantum information processing and quantum technologies and offers lectures by leading researchers in the field (both from experiment and theory) that offer an overview of the main concepts and methods and explain promising current research directions. In addition it offers a forum for all participants to present and discuss their own research with their colleagues and senior researchers.

Deadline: 6 May 2022
Online application:

ESONN'2022, Aug28-Sep9, Grenoble (FR)

European School On Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies ESONN'2022
from August 28 to September 9, 2022, in Grenoble (FR)

This 2022 edition of the school is comprised of academic lectures, seminars and also practical work in Grenoble, all delivered by leading experts covering different aspects on elaboration, characterization and functionalities of nano-objects.
- from 28 August to 2 September, 2022: Lectures delivered by international leading experts, pedagogical and social activities in Grenoble, with possibility to register for an online access to the lectures programme,
- from 3 September to 9 September, 2022: Seminars and practical work in  Grenoble, France.

The program is designed in two parallel sessions to highlight the fundamental and technological advances in two fields of research:

Session A: in Nanoelectronics
Session B: at the interface between Physics and Biology

Both sessions will run in parallel and will share common lectures, then, for the on-site SESSION format participants, seminars and practical work in Grenoble, as interdisciplinary studies is a clear objective of the school. Practical works will take place at the Inter-university Centre for MicroElectronics (CIME) and in different laboratories of the scientific areas of Grenoble (CEA, CNRS, IAB, IBS, ESRF...).

Registration FEES
UE participants: 1300€ (or 900€ without accommodation in Grenoble)
Non-UE participants: 1700€ (or 1400€ without accommodation in Grenoble)
On-line week programme: 200€

Application campaign open until May 22, 2022

Quantum Dynamics: From Electrons to Qbits, Aug22-Sep9, Trieste (IT)

Quantum Dynamics: From Electrons to Qbits
22 August - 9 September 2022
ICTP Meeting, Trieste, Italy

This School aims to teach a modern course in condensed matter and statistical physics, combining basic concepts with recent structural and interdisciplinary developments, with a special focus on quantum dynamics and out of equilibrium phenomena. The leitmotif of the school will be to bridge traditional methods and approaches developed in the context of strongly correlated electrons, to interdisciplinary concepts and ideas coming from quantum information theory as well as solid state and atomic physics experiments, where individual components are often thought of as qbits.

The event is aimed at graduate students and junior researchers, and features a combination of theory and computational courses, as well as seminars on experimental progress in the field.
• Statistical Mechanics: from foundations to active matter and quantum information
• Analytical technique and (quantum) field theory
• Numerical methods: high-level programming and advanced numerical methods
• Coherent dynamics: entanglement, decoherence, phase transitions, driven systems, and chaos in many body physics
• Topological quantum matter: phases, excitations, and diagnostics
• Physical platforms: cold atoms, trapped ions, nanostructured materials, superconducting circuitsDeadline:

Deadline: 30 April 2022

Online application: