Application – Summer School: The Nature of Entropy I

The summer school is targeted at excellent PhD students and young researchers interested in foundations of physics. A background in physics, mathematics or philosophy is advantageous. Master students may apply, as well.

All participants are selected by the scientific committee. The number of participants is limited. Registration is only completed after timely payment of the participation fee. 

Participation fee

The participation fee is 550 €. 

The fee covers accommodation (5 nights) at Hotel Sonnhalde (★★★S) with full board. See Practical Information for more details.

Scholarship: Thanks to the Volkswagen Foundation, we can offer a limited number of stipends to cover the participation fee for students who couldn’t otherwise afford it. Travel expenses can’t be reimbursed. If you want to apply for such a scholarship, mark the checkbox below the application form and explain in your message why you cannot obtain funding from other sources.

How to apply

To apply for the summer school, use the application form below. In your message, please state briefly your motivation and relevant work you’ve done related to the subject of the summer school. A full CV or publication list is not required.

Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

Student presentations: If you want to present a paper or part of your dissertation at the summer school, mark the corresponding checkbox below the application form and provide title and abstract in your message. Also, let us know if you need to participate in the program in order to obtain funding from your home institution. Please note that the number of student presentations is very limited.


The application period has ended. If you were interested but missed the deadline, look out for next year’s summer school.