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Sciences, Energy and Engineering

Cognitive modeling

3 - 7 April 2017, Groningen


This spring school will cover four different modeling paradigms: ACT-R, Nengo, PRIMs, and Accumulator models. It thereby offers a unique opportunity to learn the relative strengths and weaknesses of these approaches.

Each day will consist of four theory lectures, one on each paradigm. Each modeling paradigm also includes hands-on assignments.

Chemistry of Metals in Biological Systems

21 - 28 May 2017, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium


The role of metals in biological systems is a very complex multidisciplinary subject. Europe has been at the forefront of the research effort on the role of metals in biological systems, and the development of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, as this subject is now termed. This spring school will train young scientists at this interface between physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and environmental sciences.

Search for New Physics with Low-Energy Precision Tests

11 - 17 June 2017, Ameland Island, the Netherlands

standard model

This summer school is about the search for new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) using small-scale experiments. Low-energy precision tests are a very promising alternative to high-energy accelerator research in this field.

Topics will include the status of the Standard Model and its extensions, parity violation, search for the electron electric dipole moment and for variation of the fundamental constants, methods to manipulate and control atoms, ions and molecules, and theoretical approaches.

Harmony building

This 6th summer school in a highly successful series discusses energy transition ‘in your own backyard’. In the fossil fuel based energy system citizens and local companies play a passive role as consumers of fuels, gas and electricity. Renewables challenge this in multiple ways. The implications of renewable production tend to be contested, often in ‘not in my backyard’ (NIMBY) terms. Alternatively, households, companies and communities gain new opportunities to produce their own energy as active prosumers. This holds promises both in the Global North and in the South for ‘yes in my backyard’ (YIMBY) developments.

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