The IFF Spring School Topics and History
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 research careers at Forschungszentrum Jülich.
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.