Third CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, August 12-22, 2008

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Third CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School

At the present time, experiments at Hadron Colliders provide our best vision into physics at the TeV scale. The Fermilab Tevatron is currently exploring the electroweak scale, and has collected several inverse femtobarns of data. At the same time, the preparations for the LHC are reaching fruition, and with the start of operations, a new era in the exploration of the smallest scales will commence.

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 first school took place at Fermilab in 2006, followed by the second school at CERN in 2007. The third school will take place August 12-22, 2008 at Fermilab, and will build on the successes of the previous two schools.

The target audience is young postdocs and advanced graduate students, with a strong interest in hadron collider physics. Both theorists and experimentalists are encouraged to apply. Lectures will be pedagogical reviews of both the theoretical and experimental underpinnings of hadron collider physics, as well as a number of special topics drawn from other exciting results at the forefront of research. There will also be informal discussions, and social activities in the nearby city of Chicago.

Calendar and Details

The third summer school will take place at Fermilab during August 12-22, 2008. There will be nine days of lectures, and free time to visit the experimental facilities at Fermilab, and for activities in Chicago. Updated information and online applications will be found at the school web site: Applications will be accepted starting January 7, 2008 and applications and references are required to be received by February 29, 2008 for full consideration. Some funding may be available to help support a limited number of participants.

Organizing Committee

Marcela Carena (Co-director), Fermilab
Harry W.K. Cheung (Co-director), Fermilab
Emanuela Barberis, Northeastern University
Ray Culbertson, Fermilab
Cecilia Gerber, University of Illinois, Chicago
Frank Merritt, University of Chicago
Ron Moore, Fermilab
Cynthia Sazama, Fermilab
Tim M.P. Tait, Argonne and Northwestern University
Suzanne Weber, Fermilab

International Advisory Committee

Bogdan Dobrescu (Co-Chairman), Fermilab
Michelangelo Mangano (Co-Chairman), CERN
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN, ATLAS
Paul Grannis, SUNY at Stony Brook, D0
Ian Hinchliffe, LBNL, ATLAS
Rob Roser, Fermilab, CDF
Olivier Schneider, EPFL Lausanne, LHCb
Paris Sphicas , Athens and CERN, CMS
Avi Yagil, University of California, San Diego, CMS

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