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    2019 Summer School: Save the date!

    Our programme is a residential summer course consisting of academic classes, hands-on sessions and extracurricular activities in the picturesque city of Roscoff, on the coast of Brittany. This 4 weeks programme runs from July 15th to August 9th 2019. This summer school program is perfect for undergraduate students (L3-M2) considering studying theoretical or computational sciences at university level.

    • Organisers: Julien Tierny, Pascal Frey
    • 2019 Programme : The purpose of these 4 weeks of training is to introduce to visual data analysis. Scientific visualization is a booming area that helps to advance knowledge at the interfaces of disciplines.

      The main areas that will be covered include:

      • Basic information theory and computation
      • Mathematical methods for topological analysis
      • Computer graphics and advanced rendering techniques

    • Download the 2019 brochure (in.pdf)

    The application period for admission to the summer school program will be open from March 1st until May 15 (noon), 2019.
    Candidates who apply during this time will be considered for admission. The Summer School Steering Committee will select the 35 max. students who will attend the school, based on their academic merit. Selected participants will be notified by May 15, 2019.


    The Summer School schedule offers a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular opportunities.

    Participants start off the day with a continental breakfast in the Gulf Stream dining room. This is followed by the first lecture session of the day, which takes place in the main amphitheater. Participants are then guided to lunch back at the Gulf Stream hotel. Following lunch, sessions continue in the format of hands-on numerical activities or workshops. Dinner will take place in the dining room and after, participants are invited to wind down and socialise before resuming the activities the next day.


    The event is hosted at the beautiful Marine Station in Roscoff, located on the northern coast of Brittany.

    • Location

      The Roscoff Station is a CNRS Conference Centre and offers all infrastructure for organising university-level courses and hands-on sessions. All courses will take place in the conference room (auditorium) located on the second floor of Yves Delage building. Hands-on sessions will be carried out in the computer room located in the Hotel de France building.

    • Accommodation in residence

      The Gulf Stream residence has 41 single rooms and 6 double rooms available to student participants. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinners for guests as well as for the Marine Station staff. It is famous among the community for the quality of its food and its service. An access code will be given to you upon your arrival to allow you to enter the Gulf Stream hotel.

      To facilitate your travel plans, you are welcome to arrive at the station the day before the school starts and leave the day after its ending.

    • Computers and electronics

      The Gulf Stream and all facilities at Roscoff Marine Station are equipped with a wireless network. You will be registered as UPMC students during the summer school and will be provided with a login and password to connect. If you have problem connecting to the network, please contact the teaching assistants that will notify the Roscoff Station’s IT officer.

    • Coming to Roscoff

      The grant for the Summer School is not inclusive of travel to Roscoff.

      There are several transport options available, including arriving in Roscoff by rail, coach or flight.

      If you have chosen to travel by train you will arrive at the Roscoff train station. Departure is scheduled at Paris Montparnasse train station. Train platform will be announced 20 minutes before departure. Take the TGV train to Morlaix and then change for a regional express train (or a bus, if indicated).