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International Summer School for Young Physicists

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The ISSYP is an exciting and challenging two-week program for Canadian and international high school students who have a keen interest in theoretical physics and intend to pursue physics studies at the university level. 

Applications for ISSYP 2017 are now closed. Information for the 2018 program will be available here in December 2017. 

December 2016 Applications available online
March 31, 2017 Application deadline
May 1, 2017 Successful applicants notified and list published online
May 26, 2017 Acceptance and permission forms submitted
July 16 - 29, 2017 ISSYP in session

 

The program super-charges potential "Einsteins" with:

  • Presentations by Perimeter Institute researchers on cutting edge theoretical physics: hot topics such as superstring theory, quantum computing and dark matter.
  • Opportunities to work with leading international theoretical physicists in small group mentoring sessions.
  • Mini-courses on modern physics designed to deepen their insights into Einstein's ideas and the quantum nature of our universe.
  • Hands-on labs, tours of neighbouring research facilities, and other exciting activities with like-minded students from around the globe.
  • Awareness of their own potential as potential future researchers in theoretical physics.

As the summer school will be conducted in English, applicants are expected to be fluent at speaking and writing in this language.

Students are welcome to apply if they:

  • have a passion for and strong ability in physics and mathematics as reflected in high school course grades and extracurricular activities.
  • are currently in the final two years of secondary school (for Canadian students, this means Grades 11 or 12 high school or CEGEP) and have not yet begun full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.*
  • intend to pursue studies in physics at the university level in the future.

*The recommended age for this program is 16 - 18 years of age at the time of the program. However, students who fall outside of this age range may still apply and will be considered.

Applications for ISSYP 2017 are now closed.

Information regarding ISSYP 2018 will be available online by December 30, 2017. 

Applications for ISSYP 2017 are now closed.

Information regarding ISSYP 2018 will be available online by December 30, 2017.