User Summer School

User Summer School group. User Summer School group.

If you are an advanced graduate student, postdoctoral associate or early career investigator looking to gain practical measurement experience, the MagLab User Summer School will help you develop skills you can use in your home laboratory and in user facilities worldwide.

  • Overview

    The weeklong summer school features tutorials on measurement techniques, practical exercises and plenary talks from experts in the field of condensed matter physics.

    This experience is designed to provide a “technique toolkit” to early career scientists that includes:

    • Noise types and theory; noise suppression techniques
    • Transport techniques
    • Magnetometry: AC, torque, vibrating sample magnetometer, SQUID
    • Heat capacity measurements
    • SAVE THE DATES FOR 2015!

      The next User Summer School is scheduled for May 18-22, 2015.

    • Magneto-optics
    • Infrared and terahertz spectroscopy
    • Ultrasound spectroscopy
    • High-pressure methods
    • NMR techniques for chemistry, biology and condensed matter
    • Electron paramagnetic resonance (electron spin resonance)
    • Cryogenic techniques
    • Measurements at ultra-low temperatures
    • The nuts and bolts of data acquisition

    For more information please contact Renee Luallen.

  • Important Information


    • Online application opens: February 2015
    • Last date to apply for 2015 User Summer School: April 10, 2015
    • Acceptance notification to applicants: April 21, 2015


    The cost of summer school includes:

    • a double occupancy hotel room from Sunday, May 17, to Saturday, May 23
    • travel between the hotel and MagLab during the week
    • most meals


    Name badges will be provided when you arrive at the MagLab on Monday, May 18. You must display your name badge during the entire week to identify yourself as a Summer School participant.

    The MagLab does not allow "open-toed shoes" in lab spaces. You MUST wear close-toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). In addition, if you have any implants (like knee replacements or metal pins) or medical devices that you rely upon (such as pacemakers or insulin pumps), let us know as soon as possible.

  • Application

    The application deadline is April 10, 2015. Acceptance notifications will be sent on April 21, 2015.

    Please have your letter of reference ready to upload before filling out the application.

    Go to Application.

Last modified on 16 February 2015