August 6 - 17, 2012

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

HCPSS 2012 Accommodations


Mission Statement

A new era in the exploration of the smallest scales has begun. 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 post docs and advanced graduate students for these exciting times in hadron collider physics.


Students will be housed at the nearby Pheasant Run Resort and daily shuttle buses will be provided. Information is available (via links) on restaurants and shops near the Pheasant Run Resort. Shuttle-bus service will be provided for participants from the Pheasant Run Resort to Fermilab and return on a daily basis (am and pm shuttle, no lunch shuttle).


Transportation to and from Pheasant Run, and around the Fermilab site will be provided for the students, Monday - Saturday. There will also be a bus provided on Sunday at 9am to transport students to a local train station, to take the train into chicago. There willl also be a return bus at 8pm. Students should provide their own transportation to and from the airport and anything other than the events listed on the agenda.


Students will be "on their own" for meals. The Fermilab Cafeteria is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday, and accepts cash (USD), and Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Restaurants and shops are located near the Pheasant Run Resort, many within walking distance.


Participants can use their own laptops on site, but are subject to the Fermilab computer security rules.

Anyone conducting work at the Laboratory or using the Laboratory's computing resources (including the network) must register her or his hardware address.

Visitor computers brought onsite which apply for a temporary DHCP address will be scanned and must demonstrate the same level of computer security required for all lab machines. Please turn OFF any peer to peer software you have - for music downloads etc. If this software is on you will get blocked and won't be able to access the internet. The easiest way to ensure a machine is secure is to run an operating system with up-to-date patches and current virus signatures. For machines found to have critical vulnerabilities, there will be a physical network connection near the helpdesk (in the E-Mail Center, ground floor of Wilson Hall) that visitors can connect to and download patches from their vendor or university. This connection will not have internal access to the Fermilab network but will have access to the internet.

Note that only those critical vulnerabilities identified on the following web page will cause a system to be denied a temporary address:

Machines with non-critical vulnerabilities (anything not on the above list at the time of connection) will be granted a temporary address and you will receive email notification with instructions describing how to remediate the remaining vulnerabilities.

More detailed information on computer security at Fermilab, including how to permanently register your laptop for wireless connection for an extended stay will be made available to students once they are accepted.

Gift Shop

Fermilab logo items, mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts and posters, etc. are for sale online or at the Lederman Science Center, open Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; and on Sat. from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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  • School Dates are August 6 - 17, 2012
  • Confirm Participation by May 9, 2012.
  • Application deadline is March 25, 2012


  • Hadron Collider Physics Summer School
  • August 6 - 17, 2012
  • Poster
  • The 2012 HCPSS, hosted by Fermilab in Batavia, IL, USA, is the seventh in a series of schools hosted jointly by CERN and Fermilab to prepare young researchers for the current exciting era of exploration of the smallest scales using Hadron Colliders.
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