Session dates

The session will begin around 4pm on Monday May 1st and end after lunch Friday May 12th. Note that the Ecole de Physique will only open at 2pm on Monday May 1st (meaning that no lunch will be available at Ecole de Physique on that day) and that all rooms will have to be vacated on May 12th in the morning (no accomodation on Friday night).


Practical information about the Ecole de Physique des Houches can be found here. All participants will be lodged at the Ecole de Physique, providing a unique working environment. The accomodation and costs are all included in the registration fee

Facilities: Washing machines and driers are available.

Registration fee

The registration fee is 400€ for PhD students and postdocs and 800€ for senior researchers. This fee includes accomodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner at the school for the entire duration of the school (including week-end). Payment will be made during the school (see below).

Financial support

The school will have a limited financial support for foreign students whishing to attend the school. To request a financial support, please fill in the dedicated form.


  • Invited speakers: your accomodation costs are covered by the school budget.
  • CNRS employees (non-speakers): your travel costs should be covered by the "formation permanente" of your regional CNRS administration. Please contact them. Your accomodation costs are covered by the school budget.
  • Other french participants: a "bon de commande" can be adressed to Ecole des Houches.
  • Foreign participants: the payment of the registration package can be made by cash, credit-card (but NO AMERICAN EXPRESS), or traveller cheques in euros. Note that travel expenses are NOT covered by the school budget either.

Travelling to Les Houches

The organisers are setting up a shuttle between Geneva airport and Les Houches for the participants arriving on May 1st and leaving on May 12. If you are interested, fill in this form.

Additional detailed informations on how to travel to Ecole des Houches (including driving instructions) is provided on the practical information page of the website of the centre.