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45th IFF Spring School

Computing Solids: Models, Ab-initio Methods and Supercomputing

10 -21 March 2014 in Jülich, Germany


General Information


The next IFF-Spring School will take place in the Auditorium of the Forschungszentrum Jülich from 10 – 21 March, 2014.


Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of condensed matter physics.


All participants are asked to register via the online registration service at www.iff-springschool.de before 31 January, 2014.

Travel Information

A shuttle service will take participants to Forschungszentrum Jülich in the morning and back to their accommodation after the lectures are concluded. The daily transfer is free for all registered participants.

Accommodation, Lunch and Dinner

Low-cost accommodation will be arranged at a youth hostel in Aachen. The accommodation fee of € 360 includes breakfast and dinner. Lunch will be provided at Forschungszentrum Jülich from Monday to Friday at your own cost.


ArrivalSunday, 9 March 2014
Start of lecturesMonday, 10 March 2014
DepartureFriday afternoon, 21 March 2014


Students who have not yet finished their Master’s degree can apply for financial support from the Forschungszentrum Jülich to cover part of the accommodation costs. To qualify for this support, valid proof of student status must be supplied. Accommodation for participants from nearby universities can only be provided if there are still places available after the registration deadline.

Accommodation Update:

Due to the extraordinarily high number of applicants this year, some participants will have to be accommodated in a youth hostel in Jülich. After the registration deadline, you will be given the full details of your accommodation.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

On completing the registration for the IFF-Spring School you will receive an email confirmation. Participants who are in need of accommodation at one of the Youth Hostels will receive an invoice with all relevant information regarding the transfer of the accommodation fee in due course.

Cancellations must be received before 04 March, 2014, otherwise a cancellation charge of €50 will be charged.

Hotels in Aachen and Jülich

If you would prefer to stay in a hotel in Aachen or Jülich at your own cost, please contact springschool@fz-juelich.de for an accommodation list.