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Ecole de physique des Houches

Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range.

Les Houches Physics School is UMS 2002 run by Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). The 5 school partners of are UGA, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), the Institut National Polytechnique (Grenoble-INP), and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon).

Ecole de Physique des Houches,
149 Chemin de la Côte,
F-74310 Les Houches, France.


For international travelers, the best option is to fly in/out Geneva airport. There are several shuttle services from the airport to Les Houches available (see list here). A good option we recommend you to use is Mountain Drop-Offs which offers shared-van and door-to-door services for about 35€ one way. Directions to Les Houches by car or by train can also be found on this link.


An individual room will be booked for everyone (lecturers and participants) on the school site for the duration of your stay. Please see the map here for more practical information.

Arrival and departure times

The school will be open on Monday April 5th starting at 3pm. Please do not come earlier, the building will be closed. The school will end on Friday April 9th at 3pm. All rooms must be vacated by 9am at the latest that day. It will not be possible to extend your stay longer at the school. Please arrange your travel accordingly. Participants are required to stay for the full duration of the school.

For more practical information, see here.

Registration fee

We are still awaiting some news from the funding applications we have submitted. The cost will cover the stay at the school.

Young scientists presentations session

We will organize a session on Wednesday afternoon to give the opportunity for young scientists to present their work. 

Hands-on sessions

We will organize three hands-on sessions (two in parallel) that aim at putting into practice data access as well as tools to analyse the data. Two sessions will focus on accessing, plotting, exploit data from the remote-sensing and in situ instruments. One session will focus on how to connect the different sets of data with connectivity tools. 

These sessions will be interactive, so please bring your laptop with you to follow the exercise proposed by the tutors. We will send more information on the softwares to install shortly before the school begins to avoid compatibility and installation time overheads.

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