The Boulder School in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics provides education for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in condensed matter physics, materials science and related fields. The goal is to enable students to work at the frontiers of science and technology by providing expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The School, which is supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Colorado, will meet annually during July in Boulder Colorado.

Director: Leo Radzihovsky (CU Boulder)

2024 School

Self-Organizing Matter

Applications for BSS2024 are now closed.

All students are strongly urged to plan on staying for the duration of the School. Partial attendance is strongly discouraged. Small exceptions can be made is special cases but must be cleared with the organizers right away; a simple email request, explaining the situation is sufficient. Attendance for less than 3 weeks is not permitted as the spot can be more efficiently utilized by another student attending the entire school (contact organizers). There will be no travel support for shorter attendance.

Please review the information on Student Expenses and Financial Aid. Please also note that the terms of our NSF grant require that students at universities outside the United States need to supply their own airfare.

General information

Boulder is 20 miles from Denver and is served by the Denver International Airport (DIA). There is regular bus service available (at 15 after the hour) that runs from the airport into Boulder. For further details on the site of the School please read our Boulder information. Please also review some miscellaneous information (getting here, housing, etc.).

All participants in the Boulder School are expected to follow our Code of Conduct.

Advisory Board
Call for proposals for future schools