José Antonio Balseiro School
supported by European Commission ULTIMATE-I project
The José Antonio Balseiro School « Magnetism and Magnetic Materials » will be held from October 10th to November 4th, 2022.
The Balseiro Institute offers a wide range of training courses aimed at students and graduates of physics, engineering, and related subjects. One of these initiatives is the « José Antonio Balseiro School », which takes place in October and offers scholarships for participation. The scholarships provided consist of financial assistance for travel and accommodation expenses during the stay of those selected. Applications are open until June 3rd.
Students in the last stage of their university careers, who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and are pursuing a postgraduate degree in science or engineering from Argentina and Latin American countries are eligible to apply.
« The aim of the School is for participants to acquire a solid basic knowledge of magnetism and magnetic materials, and at the same time to learn about the most recent phenomena and developments in the field, » said Dr. Mara Granada, a Balseiro Institute graduate, and lecturer, who is a member of the School’s organizing committee.
This activity is organized by the Balseiro Institute’s Secretariat for Outreach and Innovation. Each year it is held on a different theme. The school is organized by teachers, i.e., researchers or active technologists, from the Balseiro Institute, an academic institution dependent on the National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA) and the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo).
In 2019, the theme was « Telecommunications »; in 2018, « Applied Physics and Technological Innovation »; and in 2017, « Quantum Fields, Condensed Matter, and Information Theory ». In 2020, the topic « Magnetism and Magnetic Materials » was proposed but had to be suspended due to the pandemic and now the organization has been resumed, according to the organizing committee.
Applicants must have passed at least 75% of their degree course at registration. « Those who were selected in 2020 must register again if they wish to participate this year, » said Granada, who is a CONICET researcher at the Magnetic Resonance Division of the Bariloche Atomic Centre.
According to the Balseiro’s website (www.ib.edu.ar), the application form must be filled in and the following documents must be attached: a CV, a transcript of completed subjects, and a short letter explaining the motivation of the person interested in participating in the School. A letter of recommendation is also required.
The selection process results will be communicated via email on 14 August. Scholarships will be awarded according to each applicant’s academic merits and affinity with this year’s theme.
The School’s program lasts four weeks from Monday to Friday, with theoretical and practical classes and practical work in the laboratories of the Bariloche Atomic Centre. At the end of the stay, a theoretical evaluation will be taken and a poster presentation of the laboratory work will be made. More information at
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The sponsors of the October edition of the J. A. Balseiro School organized by the Balseiro Institute in 2022 are the CNEA, the UNCUYO, the Williams Foundation, the J. A. Balseiro Foundation, and the Ultra-Thin Magneto Thermal-SensorIng (ULTIMATE-I) project of the European Commission and the University of Zaragoza.