4th MaNEP Winter School
Emergent States of Electronic Matter
9-14 January 2011, Saas Fee

General Info


This winter school is open to all PhD students and post-docs working in research and development of new materials with novel electronic properties. Priority will be given to students working within an institution related to MaNEP, but participants from other institutions (in Switzerland and abroad) will be gladly accepted depending the number of places available.


Registration will be open on Sunday January 9th from 4 pm until 7 pm. Sunday evening, a dinner will be served for all the participitants. The school will start on Monday 10th and end on Friday 14th at 2 pm.


The school will be held at Saas-Fee, a beautiful village located at 1800 meters in the Canton of Valais and surrounded by a fantastic chain of mountains culminating above 4000 meters. Vehicles are banned from driving through the village. A large carpark is available at the entrance of the village, but the daily price is expensive; we strongly recommend that participants use public transport. The easiest way to reach Saas-Fee is by train to Visp or Brig and then to catch a postal bus to Saas-Fee in front of the Visp or Brig train station. For the train and bus timetable please take a look at the CFF web site.


Participants will either be at the hotel ALLALIN or in several two-bedroom apartments close to the hotel. The school will be held at the Congress Centre Steinmatte. To contact the hotel :

Tobias Zurbrigen
3906 Saas-Fee

Tel. +41 (0)27 958 10 00

Ski day

A ski day is schedulded on Wednesday 12th in the Saas Fee ski resort. Please be aware that the ski domain is around 3500 meters and the temperature can be icy in January. Non-skiers will have the opportunity to take the Métro Alpin and have a break in the world's highest rotating restaurant.

Registration fee

For all the participant, the registration fee is CHF 650. It includes : school registration, hotel and full board from the evening dinner on Sunday 11th up to the lunch on Friday 16th.

All payment information can be found on the registration form :
For MaNEP member :
When your group leader will have acknowledged your registration, a confirmation will be sent to you, and the registration fee of CHF 690.- will be charged directly to him.

For non-MaNEP member :
Once the registration has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation .
The registration fee of CHF 690.- has to be paid by December 1, 2010 by a bank transfer at:

Bank : UBS GENEVE, 1211 Genève
Account N° : 240 - 472 318 00 A
IBAN : CH48 0024 0240 4723 1800 A
In favour of : Université de Genève, Comptabilité Sciences
Comment : Fonds S17242

At reception of your payment, the confirmation of your registration will be sent to you.


MaNEP Education
Mr Michel Decroux
Université de Genève
24 Quai E.-Ansermet
CH-1211 Genève 4

Phone : ++41-22-379-6324
Fax : ++41-22-379-6869
E-mail: michel.decroux@unige.ch

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