European Summer School: Soft Matter and Smart Materials, Strasbourg

Amphithéatre Weiss (Faculté Physique et Ingénierie)

Amphithéatre Weiss

Faculté Physique et Ingénierie

3 rue de l'Université FR-67084 Strasbourg Cedex

The European Summer School of the University of Strasbourg is a one-week meeting of training for post-docs, PhD students and Master students from all over Europe. Lectures on some of the most recent topics of importance in physics and chemistry are given by internationally renowned scientists, and students have the opportunity to present their research projects to experts in the field.

The 2019 edition of the school is organized by the Faculty of Physics and Engineering of the University of Strasbourg together with the Institute of Physics of the University of Freiburg.

Scientific Program

The topic of the 2019 Summer School is related to soft matter and smart materials. Inspired by living systems, such materials are able to respond and adapt to their environment. This interdisciplinary field of research encompasses the chemical design of these materials as well as the physical rules that control their dynamics at various length and time scales. Recent advances to access artificial materials with the emergence of complex self-organizing properties will be discussed. The two partner universities are at the forefront of these research activities worldwide, and international experts will deliver lectures from their latest scientific endeavors. Practicals and visits of state-of-the-art facility centers will complement the lectures in an interactive format.


The school is open to post-docs, PhD students, and Master students. A background in chemistry and physics is required.

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