August 28, 2016 to September 9, 2016
Room K.202, Kleine Kauwenberg 14, Antwerp
Europe/Brussels timezone

Scientific Program

The BND Summer School in Particle Physics is organised yearly by a Belgian, Dutch or German Particle Physics group. The Summer School is intended primarily for experimental high energy physicists preparing a PhD in particle physics, in particular during their first two years. The lectures cover both theoretical and experimental aspects of the field.

The focus of the school alternates every year between electroweak standard model physics & tracking detectors and strong interaction physics & calorimeters. This year will be devoted to strong interactions and calorimetry  with theoretical lectures on Quantum Field Theory, QCD, neutrino physics and cosmology. The experimental lectures will focus on calorimetry detectors, experimental design and computing/electronics.

The school follows an intensive schedule of roughly 60-70 hours of lectures and tutorials spread over 10 days. It contains a core theoretical program covering 6+4 hours of Quantum Field Theory with tutorials, 8+4 hours of Quantum Chromo Dynamics with tutorials and a core experimental program of 6 hours on the topic of Calorimetry Detectors. The core program is supplemented by roughly 30 hours of topical lectures that vary from year to year. These will minimally include lattice QCD, cosmology, neutrino physics and heavy ion physics. Finally the program will contain 12 hours of hands-on projects related to experiment design, literature study and computing/electronics.

The program is finally supplemented with 2 off-topic evening lectures, 2 half days of social-cultural activities and 2 or three evening activities.

Topics Lecturer
Quantum Field Theory Prof. KLEISS, Ronald
Calorimetry Prof. CORTINA, Eduardo
QFT Tutorial Dr. VERHEYEN, Rob
Student projects Prof. VAN REMORTEL, Nick
Neutrino properties Prof. HAMBYE, Thomas
Quantum Chromo Dynamics Prof. DUHR, Claude
Heavy Ion Physics Prof. KUIJER, Paul
Experimental tests of QCD Prof. FIELD, Rick
Astroparticle Physics Prof. BUITINK, Stijn
Large Scale structure formation Prof. THEUNS, Tom
Lattice QCD Prof. JANSEN, Karl
Evening Lecture: Feynman & Field and the advent of QCD Prof. FIELD, Rick
Evening Lecture: The Science of Paintings Prof. JANSSENS, Koen
QCD Tutorials Prof. DUHR, Claude
Practical Statistics Prof. BRUN, Hugues & Prof. VANLAER, Pascal