First CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, August 9-18, 2006

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CERN and Fermilab jointly present:

The Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools


For the past few years, experiments at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider have once again been exploring uncharted territory at the current energy frontier of particle physics. With CERN's LHC operations to start in 2007, a new era in the exploration of the fundamental laws of nature will begin.

In anticipation of this era of discovery, Fermilab and CERN are jointly launching a series of "Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools", whose main goal is to offer advanced graduate students and recent PhDs a complete picture of both the theoretical and experimental aspects of hadron collider physics. The first School will take place August 9-18, 2006 at Fermilab; the following one, at CERN in the summer 2007.

Preparing young researchers to tackle the current and anticipated challenges at hadron colliders, and spreading the global knowledge required for a timely and competent exploitation of the LHC physics potential, are concerns equally shared by CERN, the LHC host laboratory, and by Fermilab, the home of the Tevatron and host of CMS's LHC Physics Center in the U.S.

The First School

The emphasis of the first school will be on the physics potential of the first years of data taking at the LHC, and on the experimental and theoretical tools needed to exploit that potential.  A series of lectures and informal discussions will include an introduction to the theoretical and phenomenological framework of hadron collisions, and current theoretical models of frontier physics, as well as an overview of the main detector components, the initial calibration procedures and physics samples, and early LHC results. Explicit examples of physics analyses drawn from the current Tevatron experience will help inform these exchanges.

Calendar and Details

Please mark your calendar for August 9-18, 2006, when Fermilab will welcome accepted students to the first Hadron Collider Physics Summer School.  The School will include nine days of lectures and discussions, with one free day in the middle of the period.  The School will be focused to attract senior graduate students and recent PhDs in both experimental and theoretical particle physics. Scholarship funds will be available to support some participants. Updates, application procedures, and more details will be available at the web site for the first school:

Organizing Committee

Jeffrey Appel (Co-Director), Fermilab
Bogdan Dobrescu (Co-Director), Fermilab
Harry Cheung, Fermilab
Robin Erbacher, UC Davis
Walter Giele, Fermilab
Robert Harris, Fermilab
Greg Landsberg, Brown University
Cynthia Sazama, Fermilab
Suzanne Weber, Fermilab
Julie Whitmore, Fermilab

International Advisory Committee

Fabiola Gianotti (CERN), ATLAS
Jean-François Grivaz (LAL-Orsay), DZero
Ian Hinchliffe (LBNL), ATLAS
Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
Chris Quigg (Fermilab)
Olivier Schneider (EPFL, Lausanne), LHCb
Mel Shochet (Chicago), CDF
Paris Sphicas (Athens and CERN), CMS
Avi Yagil (Fermilab), CMS


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