The IFF Spring School
The IFF Spring Schools were first brought into being in 1970 by the “Institut für Festkörperforschung” (IFF). Since then, they have made it possible for students and young scientists to gain a two-week insight into a current topic related to condensed matter physics. Of the 200-300 students who attend the IFF Spring School each year, many return in years to follow and some even continue their careers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, for example, Professor Dieter Richter, a former attendee at the Spring School, has now been a director at Jülich for many years.
In 2011, IFF was dissolved as part of a restructuring process within Forschungszentrum Jülich, and new institutes, namely the Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI), the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) and the Institute of Complex Systems (ICS) were established. Together with the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), the institutes continue to coordinate the IFF Spring Schools.
The book of manuscripts for the Spring School can be used as a textbook and often contains the first work of reference in new research fields. Lecture notes from the current and many of the previous schools can be ordered from:
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