Schedule posted: The tentative daily lecture schedule is now available as a pdf.

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials, in conjunction with MITRE and the PCTS, presents the 4th annual Princeton summer school on condensed matter physics. The school is aimed at graduate students in the first few years of their graduate training to help them gain an introduction to current research topics in condensed matter and related physics. The school will take place this year in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science on the fourth floor of Jadwin Hall on Princeton’s campus.

REGISTRATION IS FULL! Please email if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

Some campus housing is available (for a small fee) for participants that are not within commuting distance. For more information regarding the housing available and Princeton generally go to Local Information.

Please direct all inquiries to

Contacts for Scientific Program: Sid Parameswaran (sashok@), Charles Mathy (cmathy@), Chris Laumann (claumann@)

Faculty Advisor: S.L. Sondhi (sondhi@)

Conference Coordinator : Soonoo Aria (saria@) and Shannon Swilley (sswilley@)

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Summer School on Condensed Matter Physics

Princeton University

PCTS, Jadwin Hall

August 3-6, 2009

Topics and Speakers

Eun-Ah Kim (Cornell)

Eugene Demler (Harvard)

Douglas Durian (Penn)

Michael Gershenson (Rutgers)

Andrei Bernevig (Princeton)

Quantum Phase Transitions

Cold Atoms

Granular Systems

Superconducting Qubits

FeAs Superconductors

Mikhail Lukin (Harvard)

Quantum Control of Photons and Spins

Shivaji Sondhi (Princeton)

Quantum Complexity

David Huse (Princeton)

Many-Body Localization