Courses and Events for Physics Students in the United States (USA)

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USPAS — US Particle Accelerator School with UC San Diego
13 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020 • San Diego, United States
Training and workforce development in the science and technology of charged particle accelerators and associated systems. Eleven short courses will be offered. Attendees can enroll for UC Davis credit or may audit their course. Limited financial support is available. Open to US and non-US attendees.
Phone: [630-840-3896];     Email:
Fundamentals, beam instrumentation, wakefields, plasma, cavities, engineering, electron injectors, magnets, classical mechanics
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Aspen Center for Physics Summer Workshop: Black Hole Formation, Accretion, and Outflows Through Cosmic Time
14 Jun 2020 - 05 Jul 2020 • Aspen, Colorado, United States
Graduate Summer School: Mathematics of Topological Phases of Matter
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 • Los Angeles, CA, United States
The application of topology to physics has become an integral part of a second quantum revolution in the sciences. The discovery of topological insulators and progress towards topological superconductors realizing non-abelian statistics has moved topological phases of matter onto the center stage in the interaction of topology and physics beyond the quantum Hall effect. While topological physics has been intensively investigated by physicists for the last few decades, the mathematical theory lags far behind. One challenge is formulating the right definition of topological phases of matter, which is closely related to the notoriously difficult problem of finding a rigorous mathematical formulation of quantum field theory. In this summer school, we will focus on two relatively mature foundational topics, and two new directions in the mathematics of topological phases of matter.
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PennSummer — Experimental Physics Research Academy
05 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020 • Philadelphia, PA, United States
College of Liberal and Professional Studies | University of Pennsylvania
The Experimental Physics Academy focuses on modern physics, specifically mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics and astrophysics, with an aim to provide hands-on experience and laboratory work within Penn’s vast research facilities. With time to experiment with advanced hardware and settings, students move past memorized equations to gain an understanding of cause and effect, and ultimately an appreciation of physics on a higher level.
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2020 Sagan Summer Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocity
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 • Pasadena, California, United States
The Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshops are held annually and provide opportunities for students, postdocs, and researchers to learn about the engineering and scientific application of exoplanet-related techniques used in NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program.
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Summer School — Homotopical Methods in Fixed Point Theory
27 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 • Evanston, IL, United States
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
The goal of this summer school is to introduce participants to tools and ideas from algebraic topology and homotopy theory that are used in the study of fixed point theory. The workshop will be centered around mini-courses, both on classical fixed-point theory and on modern techniques such as duality theory, spectra, and trace methods in algebraic K-theory.

The intended audience for this summer school should be familiar with the material in Hatcher (except the appendices). This reflects our goal that the school be accessible to second and third year students with an interest in algebraic topology from any PhD granting institution. The school will be structured around a few mini-courses, which will run in an active-learning style.

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Last updated: 07 November 2019