The QuMat Summer school 2024

It’s official! The QuMat summer schools will take place on 24 – 28 June 2024 at Hotel Amelander Kaap in Hollum, Friesland.

The event is free for QuMat PhD students and Postdocs.

Affiliated QuMat students are welcome at a reduced cost.

More information will come later; stay tuned.


The chairs of the summer school are Alexander Brinkman and Machteld Kamminga. Practical questions can be addressed to the QuMat office.


Our school aims to provide students working on Materials for the Quantum Age with a common language that allows experimentalists and theorists to discuss, e.g. topology, materials science, and spintronics across the specializations of their discipline.

The topics are chosen to accomplish this objective.

Topology – To be anounced

Band structure, Berry Curvature, Edge Modes, Classification, Topological invariants.

Chemistry/Materials – Leslie Schoop (Princeton)

Material properties, how to make materials, characterization, what atoms are good for what?

Magnetism, Superconductivity – Michael Wimmer (TU Delft, QuMat)

Magnetic materials, conventional and unconventional magnetism, topological superconductivity, topological vs non-topological magnons.

Experimental techniques – Philip Willke (Karlsruhe)

A look under the hood of STM techniques.

Towards Devices – Marcos Guimarães (Groningen, QuMat)

Light matter interfaces, spintronics.

Societal and Industrial impact – To be announced

Two evening lectures with focus on societal and industrial impact.

Hotel Amelander Kaap

Fletcher Resort-Hotel Amelander Kaap
Oosterhiemweg 1
9161 CZ Hollum

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