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Motile Active Matter: Nanomachines, Microswimmers, and Swarms

Winter School

February 25 - March 1, 2019 in Jülich, Germany

General Information


The Winter School will take place in the Auditorium of Forschungszentrum Jülich from February 25 – March 1, 2019.


Participants are expected to have a background in natural sciences, material sciences, or engineering.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the meeting is 150 Euros. This includes coffee breaks, the shuttle service to the accommodation in Aachen, and participation at the Winter School dinner. The registration fee does not include any other meals.

Members or affiliated members of the Microswimmer Priority Program (SPP 1726) are offered a reduced registration fee of 80 Euros.

Registration Deadline

All participants are asked to register online at www.fz-juelich.de/ics/microswimmers before November 30, 2018.


Low-cost accommodation will be arranged at a youth hostel in Aachen, if you select this option during the registration process.

The accommodation fee of 180 Euros includes your overnight stay in a 4-bed room from February 24 – March 1, along with breakfast and dinner; the fee for accommodation in a 2-bed room is 230 Euros. The number of available rooms in the hostel is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Daily Shuttle Service

A shuttle service will take participants to Forschungszentrum Jülich in the morning and back to the hostel in Aachen in the evening after the lectures have ended.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

On completing your registration for the “Active Matter’’ Winter School, you will receive confirmation by email.

Cancellations must be received before January 15, 2019. After this date, a cancellation fee will be charged for the registration and/or the hostel.

Additional Information


Page Picture – Swarming of spheroidal microswimmers (Courtesy: K Qi, R. G. Winkler, G. Gompper; inspired by Andy Warhol)



M. Kleinen
G. Vliegenthart
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH,
Institute of Complex Systems (ICS)
Phone: +49 2461 / 61-3142/-6131
Email: spp-microswimmers@fz-juelich.de

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