About the Summer School
You will take an interactive, hands-on approach to learning about curious and interesting physics phenomena. The topics include:
Physics of Music: Learn about the workings of musical theory and harmonics. Why is a piano string a particular length? Why does the hammer hit it at a certain point? What makes a chord sound good?
Escaping Quicksand: Most fluids can be called Newtonian: the faster they move, the easier they flow. However, quicksand behaves differently. It is closer to a solid when moving faster but liquid at a slower speed. You will make your own quicksand and learn to understand its properties.
Scales in Physics: Physics governs everything from the motion of atoms to the motion of galaxies. You will investigate the different physical phenomena on every scale.
To attend the summer school, you pay a standard fee of €750. This includes:
- A tent to sleep in
- Course materials
For those not comfortable sleeping in a tent for a week, we offer different accommodations for additional costs.
Not included in the fee are personal expenses like travel costs (plane ticket, train ticket, etc.), travel insurance and other expenses, as well as accommodation other than a tent.
We offer several accommodation upgrades, including a log cabin and a hotel. A tent (including air mattress and sleeping bag) is included in the standard fee. Read more details about the accommodation options.
Please check the International Office of your University if scholarships are available.
CONTACT AND QUESTIONS
The application deadline is 1 August. However, we encourage students to apply as early as possible as some courses may fill up before the application deadline.