Summer School on Particle Physics, Cosmology and Strings

Venue: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2007 End Date/Time: Aug 18, 2007
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The Summer School on Particle Physics, Cosmology and Strings is the 5th in an ongoing series offered by Perimeter Institute and PIMS. The summer school is targeted at 40 advanced graduate students in high energy physics with interests in at least one of the research areas of particle physics, cosmology and/or string theory.

The 1st, 2nd and 4th editions of this summer school were held at the University of British Columbia. The 3rd edition was held at Perimeter Institute.

Broadly, the lecture courses at the school will revolve around the following themes: In particle physics, the content is aimed at helping students gain the basic tools to journey through the LHC era; in cosmology, the content is aimed at giving students the necessary background to follow the developments coming from WMAP; in string theory, the content is aimed at the developments directly connected to particle physics and cosmology.

Partial List of Lecturers

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Harvard University
Frederik Denef, University of Leuven
William Kinney, University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Graham Kribs, University of Oregon
Joao Magueijo, Perimeter Institute, CITA, Imperial College
Liam McAllister, Princeton University
Gary Shiu, University of Wisconsin
Maria Spiropulu, CERN
Lian-Tao Wang*, Princeton University

* To be confirmed


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Students are expected to have a good background in quantum field theory and general relativity. All students interested in participating must complete and submit the PPCS Application (PDF form). Instructions on how to complete and submit your application are included in the form. The application deadline is April 10th. (Applications received after that date may be considered, if space remains available).


Successful applications will receive a scholarship that covers all meals and accommodations for the duration of the summer school. Students are expected to cover their travel expenses with resources from their home institution.


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