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Frontiers of Modern Physics

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.

This summer school has been cancelled. It will be organised again in 2024.

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.

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