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I-CAMP 2014: Summer School on Geometry &Topology in Soft Matter, Optics, & Biological Systems (14-3)

June 15, 2014 – June 29, 2014


Cape Town, South Africa

Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mark Bowick, Syracuse University
Jan Engelbrecht, Boston College
Izak Snyman, University of the Witwatersrand
Kristian Muller-Nedebock, University of Stellenbosch

I-CAMP 2014 Website
I-CAMP 2014 Poster


The Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School will enable researchers working at the forefronts of materials science & photonics to discuss the emerging uses of light for control and fundamental study of matter and advances in the use of materials to control light. The I-CAMP School will provide education for young scientists working in materials science, optics, photonics, biophysics, nanoscience, and related fields. The goal is to prepare the participants for research at the frontiers of science and technology by providing an interdisciplinary expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The Summer School is primarily targeted at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows within the first three years after defending PhD, although those in different circumstances are considered too. In particular, we strongly encourage early-career professionals from Industry to participate in the I-CAMP school if the school topics match their interests/background. At each I-CAMP Summer School, there will be 50-100 students from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds and from different countries (with at least 50% of them coming from the USA institutions). To enhance discussion and further exchange of knowledge, there will be at least three poster sessions (one per week). Each participant will be invited to present a poster on his/her current research project. The School, sponsored by the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, will meet annually in different locations in a variety of countries/continents Worldwide. The interested young scientists who cannot make it to the I-CAMP school may consider remote participation via webcast. The presentations will be webcast in real time and, in addition to the on-site audience; registered participants around the World will have an opportunity to ask questions. The I-CAMP school will bring together both prominent & junior scientists and will allow them to combine advanced education with learning about different cultures worldwide. Participation of students, postdoctoral fellows, and other early-career professionals is strongly encouraged. Fellowships will be awarded to support participation of early-career scientists.

Important Dates
March 15, 2014 - Participation Fellowship application deadline
June 01, 2014 - Application deadline (without a fellowship)
June 15 -29, 2014 - I-CAMP•14 school

To apply for the Summer School please fill out and submit the Application Form provided below and send a PDF file of your recent CV at

I-CAMP 2014 Application Form

Thrust Area

Soft Matter

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