Location and practical aspects
Located in the valley of the river Isère and surrounded by the mountains, Grenoble is the capital of the Alps and hosts one of the best french universities with an international reputation in science and technology
Grenoble is easily accessible from Lyon Saint-Exupéry or Geneva Cointrin international airports via direct shuttle connections (1 hr from Lyon Saint Exupéry, 2 hrs from Geneva Cointrin, tickets available at the airports).
A direct TGV train line also connects Paris to Grenoble in 3 hrs, from the main train station (Gare de Lyon) or the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle international airport.
The summer school will take place on the University campus of Saint-Martin-d'Hères, 15 minutes away from Grenoble town center by tram (line B or C on the map below). The venue is 5 minutes' walk from the "Bibliothèques Universitaires" tram station following the dotted path on the map below.
All lectures will be hosted in the laboratory LEGI:
1209-1211 rue de la piscine - 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères
Lunches will be served in the Galilée Building:
1270 rue de la piscine - 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères
(across the street, right the opposite the LEGI building)
If you want discover some brilliant illustrations of the (unpredictable) behaviour of (big) clusters of (very) inertial flying particles in turbulent and instable conditions, you should stay a little longer and attend the 45th "Coupe Icare", the world-famous free flight event, that will take place the week end after the summer school in the little village of Saint Hilaire du Touvet, just above Grenoble.
You can find all the information on the official web site here : http://www.coupe-icare.org/GB_home.html