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Terahertz Technologies & Applications Summer School


Join and learn more about Terahertz technology, an emerging technology that will be at the core of important solutions to the challenges of climate change monitoring, food security, precise agriculture, detection of fake medicines, 6G wireless communications, and stand-off detection of explosives and hazardous substances. You will listen to and interact with more than 25 world-leading experts in the area of THz science, technology, and applications, from academia and industry. And you will work in a small group on a Terahertz challenge project.

All Interested, Bachelor-, Master-, Ph.D. students, Postdocs, Teachers, End users as well as industrial researchers are invited to participate. The School is also open for investors and start-up creations.

TTASS 2021 Sponsors


The Terahertz Technologies & Applications Summer School (formerly known as the International Travelling Summer School – ITSS) was organized by one of the participating universities or institutes and took place in a different place every year since 1990. In 2020 the summer school was to take place at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in The Netherlands, and organized by the Research Group Terahertz Photonic Systems of TU/e. We expected around 100 to 150 participants, however, due to the situation caused by COVID-19, the summer school was postponed. 

This year, 2021, the issue of the pandemic is not over but we didn’t want to let anyone wait and another year passes by. Thus we decided to hold the event online and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Summer School. Therefore we are organizing the event, for the first time, online, and since traveling is not permitted we appropriately renamed the summer school. 

The language of the Summer School is English, and the program consists of lectures presenting the newest achievements in Terahertz technologies and applications. The lectures will be followed by discussions and interactions among students, professors, and industry professionals. The online version will be organized in such a way that it will be interactive for all participants. We will organize virtual visits at companies, group challenges, diverse virtual lab tours, online social events, digital coffees, etc. 

Already at the beginning of the Summer School, connections among young researchers will be built during the poster session where participating Ph.D. students can give a brief overview of their research. These connections will be strengthened during group work on the challenge and social events. The group work is based on teams of mixed nationalities and backgrounds. At the end of the Summer School, each team has to present the results of their work and the best poster pitch will be awarded.

We are looking forward to meeting you online this summer! Join us for a week of exploration, learning and interesting interactions.

The TTASS  Project Team



You can contact TASS by sending an email to ttass@tue.nl or by completing the form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.