An important objective of MaNEP Switzerland is to offer networking and training opportunities to PhD students and postdocs. Schools are not only the place to learn and deepen scientific knowledge, it is also a unique opportunity to build and expand the scientific network. Since 2004, MaNEP is running a biannual school programme in Saas-Fee. Initially organized in summer, it became a winter school in 2009 when it also widened to foreign students and speakers.

The next MaNEP Winter School will take place from January 10 to 15, 2021, in Saas-Fee, on hot topics in driven, two-dimensional, and topological matter.

The 2021 MaNEP Winter School combines introductory courses with more specialized lectures in the field of correlated quantum matter.

The school aims at a broad introduction to contemporary topics in condensed matter physics. This year’s special focus is on non-equilibrium and topological aspects of condensed matter, as well as on two-dimensional materials. The longer basic lectures are dedicated to these themes. Five shorter lectures will complement them with further theoretical and experimental background about correlated and topological quantum matter. In MaNEP’s tradition, we anticipate a warm and interactive atmosphere between participants, lecturers and organizers.

The school targets an audience at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels. A background in general condensed matter physics should be sufficient. All lectures are given in English.


Thomas Ebbesen University of Strasbourg
Claude Monney University of Fribourg
Alberto Morpurgo University of Geneva
Piet Brouwer Freie Universität Berlin
Katharina Franke Freie Universität Berlin
Elena Hassinger Technische Universität München
Allan McDonald University of Texas at Austin
Atac Imamoglu ETH Zürich
Dieter Jaksch University of Oxford


Information and registration

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I feel very lucky to be able to participate in the school. It was extremely useful to know the entire view about a particular important subject.
The subjects are very well chosen. Some are traditional subjects, some are hot topics. What a wonderful occasion for me! Thanks to the organizers!


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