Balaton Summer School in Physics by Mafihe

As it might be useful for other nations, this page is in English.

Name Balaton Summer School in Physics
Organizer Hungarian Association of Physics Students "Mafihe"
Place Balatongyörök, Hungary


11-18 July 2010
Fee: 100 Euro

Participants form SKFiz UW

Michał Tomasz Godziszewski, Piotr Migdał, Tomasz Smoleński



Piotr Migdał

Polak, Węgier dwa bratanki
Do fizyki, i do szklanki

BSSinP 2010 was a laid back scientific camp, with 60% of science and 40% of normal fun (Balaton, trips, drinking, mafia, SET, etc). Both parts were pretty good.

Out of 4 different lecture sessions (Astroparticle physics, Energetics, Medical and Physics Self-organization and networks) I attended SO&N. As usually, 1/3 of the lectures were very boring, 1/3 - OK and 1/3 - totally awesome. I enjoyed the topic much. And besides sole listening, I asked some questions and did a bit of… networking. The lectures were general, so it's good to choose a discipline you don't know prior to the summer school. When it comes to leisure - I slept 4-5h so it's an indicator of having a good time.

Main advantages:
- a few really good lectures
- good companion of friendly and like-minded people
- Balaton, outdoor sports
- well organized

Main disadvantages:
- 35oC during lectures is (for me) 20oC too much
- mosquitos (literally, they suck)
- mainly addressed to young people (19-22); I (then 24 yo) was a dinosaur
- not that international (only 5 non-Hungarians)


5-12 July 2009
Fee: 180 Euro

Participant from SKFiz UW

Adam Zadrożny


BalatonSummerSchool2009_SKFiz_AZ.pdf (in Polish)