Published: July 2, 2019

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The Boulder Summer School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics is proudly celebrating its 20th year during the July 2019 session. Founded in 2000, the month-long intensive has earned a renowned reputation for providing, "education for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in condensed matter physics, materials science and related fields," according to their Web site. "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."

Since its founding 20 years ago, The Boulder Summer School has become an institution for developing leading minds in the theoretical condensed matter field. CU Physics Professor Leo Radzihovsky co-founded the school and has served as its Director, PI (supported by The National Science Foundation) and scientific organizer since its inception in 2000.

"It's been extremely rewarding to see the impact the School has made with young, up and coming scientists, forging lasting professional and personal relationships, and enabling them to mature into professional physicists” said Professor Radzihovsky. “The benefits to the Boulder physics community of bringing the Summer School to CU Campus has also been  substantial. It has raised the stature of our department internationally, with best and brightest students and expert lecturers spending July on campus. Boulder School has also given opportunity for the local students, postdocs and faculty to attend the lectures and interact with School’s participants. Annual public lectures have benefited science enthusiasts from the Boulder area.”

The 2019 Boulder Summer School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics will explore topics in "Theoretical Biophysics." There will be a public lecture on Wednesday, July 10th in DUAN G1B30.