Les Houches School of Physics has been welcoming physicists from around the world since 1951. The School has seen the biggest names in modern physics training young researchers at the start of their careers, some of whom have since won Nobel prizes for physics. The school perpetuates a tradition of excellence, while continuing to adapt to the evolution of science.
The Summer School sessions
The summer school sessions are aimed primarily towards advanced students and young postdoctoral researchers, willing to deepen their knowledge or to start in a new field.
The sessions last from 4 to 5 weeks and the courses are long. This allows a thorough pedagogical approach, up to the frontiers of modern research, and to cover all aspects of a given subject. This long duration also favors exchanges, discussions and working groups between participants.
The rest of the year is dedicated to workshops, lasting one, two or sometimes three weeks, which bring together theoreticians and experimentalists. Participants exchange knowledge and are confronted by different view points that may lead to the definition of new research programmes. Meetings of the Center of Physics are usually organised in order to leave enough time for discussion in groups that meet in small, separate work rooms.
The Predoctoral School
The Predoctoral School brings together young beginners in scientific research.The aim of the Predoctoral School is to help them acquire a broader base in physics and place their thesis work in proper context. It can also prepare them for a richer scientific career by avoiding too much specialisation too early.
This year, 25 events are planned at Les Houches School of Physics. Among them, two workshops and a summer school are coordinated by researchers from the ENS de Lyon:
- Summer school: Quantum Information Machines - July 1-26, 2019
- Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events - February 3-8, 2019
- Environmental Fluid Dynamics: Confronting Grand Challenges - January 20-25, 2019