The UMass Summer School on Soft Solids and Complex Fluids is an annual summer school for graduate students in soft matter and statistical physics hosted by the Physics Department at UMass Amherst.
There is a growing level of activity in physics departments in fields whose concepts and practices are inspired by the ideas and methods of classical condensed matter and statistical physics. These include liquid crystals, granular matter, solid mechanics, polymeric and colloidal physics and micro-fluidics, as well as biophysics. However, courses in the basic techniques common to these areas do not find a standard place in graduate curricula of most physics departments. This school helps fill this need.
Our target audience consists of graduate students who are early in their career in a research group. Our lecturers will anticipate that you have a standard background in graduate classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics and the associated mathematical methods.
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