August 11 - 22, 2014

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

HCPSS 2014 Program


Mission Statement

With the recent discovery of a Higgs boson, a new window of exploration has been opened. Soon, the Large Hadron Collider will operate at the highest energy frontier yet achieved in the laboratory, probing Nature at the smallest distances. To exploit the full potential and prepare for possible discoveries at these new frontiers, 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 unprecedented and exciting times in hadron collider physics.

Description of Program

The program begins at 9am every day and ends at 6pm (with a few exceptions for dinner, receptions, etc.) Students will have approximately 4 lectures a day. each 1hour and 15 minutes long, usually followed by discussion groups to ask in depth questions based on the lectures they hear earlier that day. On certain days there will be a special Colloquium, open to the entire laboratory.


  • Standard Model (including Electroweak, Higgs, and Top) - Chris Quigg (Fermilab)
  • Heavy Flavour Phenomenology - Sheldon Stone (Syracuse University)
  • QCD and Monte Carlo (including PDFs) - Fernando Febres Cordero (Simon Bolivar University)
  • Lattice QCD - Ruth van de Water (Fermilab)
  • Beyond the Standard Model of Physics (including SUSY) - Jessie Shelton (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
  • Hadron Accelerators - Eric Prebys (Fermilab)
  • Trigger and Data Acquisition (including data processing)- Sarah Demers (Yale University)
  • Calorimetry - Jeremy Manns (University of Minnesota)
  • Tracking - Andreas Salzburger (CERN)
  • Event Reconstruction and Particle ID - Jason Nielson (University of California Santa Cruz)
  • Statistics - Daniel Whiteson (University of California Irvine)
  • Heavy Ions Physics - Gerd Kunde (Los Alamos)
  • Examples of Specific Analyses:
    • Measurement: Higgs properties - Jianming Qian (University of Michigan)
    • Search: Beyond the Standard Model - Greg Landsberg (Brown University)
    • Discovery: Bs→μμ - Sheldon Stone (Syracuse University)
  • Special topics:
    • Neutrinos - Sam Zeller (Fermilab)
    • Astro-particle physics - Marcelle Soares-Santos (Fermilab)
    • Dark sectors - Natalia Toro (Perimeter Institute)
  • Future Colliders - Meenakshi Narain (Brown University)

Event News

  • School Dates are August 11 - 22, 2014
  • Confirm Participation by May 9, 2014.
  • Application deadline is April 6, 2014


  • Hadron Collider Physics Summer School
  • August 11 - 22, 2014
  • The 2014 HCPSS, hosted by Fermilab in Batavia, IL, USA, is the ninth 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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