CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School 2013 open for applications

Mark your calendar for 28 August - 6 September 2013, when CERN will welcome students to the eighth CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School.


Experiments at hadron colliders will continue to provide our best tools for exploring physics at the TeV scale for some time. With the completion of the 7-8 TeV runs of the LHC, and the final results from the full Tevatron data sample becoming available, a new era in particle physics is beginning, heralded by the Higgs-like particle recently discovered at 125 GeV.

To realize the full potential of these developments, CERN and Fermilab are jointly offering a series of "Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools", to prepare young researchers for these exciting times. The school has alternated between CERN and Fermilab, and will return to CERN for the eighth edition, from 28 August to 6 September 2013.

The CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School is an advanced school which particularly targets young postdocs in experimental high energy physics (HEP), as well as senior PhD students in HEP phenomenology, working towards the completion of their thesis. Other schools, such as the CERN European School of High Energy Physics, may provide more appropriate training for students in experimental HEP who are still working towards their PhDs.

The school will include nine days of lectures and discussions, and one free day in the middle of the period. Limited scholarship funds will be available to support some participants. Updated information and online applications are available at the school's web site:

Apply now! The deadline for applications and reference letters is 30 April, 2013.

Location: CERN
Dates: 28 August to 6 September, 2013
Deadline for applications: 30 April, 2013
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