FORMAT OF THE COURSE:
The School is intensive, with four days being programmed between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm.
Each day comprises of lectures, tutorials, private study periods and poster sessions. The latter taking place in the evenings. A stimulating environment is created in which students meet all their contemporaries. This produces a strong sense of community which fosters life-long friendships and research collaborations.
The School assembles during the afternoon of Sunday 2 September, with the option of attending a revision session prior to it's formal commencement the following morning. The evening meal and afterwards is used as an informal get-together to meet staff and fellow students before the School starts.
During the first week there is a barbeque and a quiz night, and on the second Thursday of the School there is a formal dinner at which an eminent experimental physicist is invited to attend as an after dinner speaker.
Included in the electronic invitation pack to students will be some Pre-School problems. Students should do the problems prior to attending the School. Lecturers will assume that this preliminary material has been worked through and if it hasn't difficulty will be experienced in keeping up with the very intensive course.
The dates of the Summer School for 2012 are as follows:
- Assembly day (afternoon): Sunday 2 September 2012
- Dispersal day (after lunch): Friday 14 September 2012
Students eligible to attend are nominated by their Home Institutes. They should not apply directly. Universities are requested to submit their nominations at the end of April each year. Invitation packs are traditionally sent out to students on the last working day of June.
Invitation packs are traditionally e-mailed to students on the last working day of June. The formal invitation letter guides the student to relevant areas of the HEP Summer School website, ie the attendance form, programme, Somerville College location and campus maps, a set of pre-school problems, which should be attempted before attendance at the School, and to the national rail and coach websites. For HEP student residents, check this document to have more information.
The School is staffed by a Director, four lecturers and a number of tutors. Two guest lecturers are also invited to give presentations on complementary subjects to those covered by the main lecture material. Staff members undertake to complete three years in post before handing over to a successor. Professor Mark Thomson from Cambridge University took over as Director of School in November 2009.
The Lecturers for 2012 are
- Dr Chris White (Glasgow University) who will lecture on Quantum Field Theory
- Dr Peter Richardson (Durham University) who will lecture on Phenomenology
- Dr Chris Maxwell (Durham University) who will lecture on The Standard Model and Beyond
- Dr Francesco Hautmann (Oxford University) who will lecture on Introduction to QED and QCD
The Tutors for 2012 are :
- Dr Steve Boyd (University of Warwick)
- Dr Tracey Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Dr Saverio D'Auria (University of Glasgow)
- Dr Steve Maxfield (University of Liverpool)
- Dr Fabrizio Salvatore (University of Sussex)
- Dr Morgan Wascko (Imperial College London)
- Dr Eleanor Accomando (University of Southampton)
- Dr Steve Hillier (University of Birmingham)
- Dr Neil McCauley (University of Liverpool)
- Dr Costas Andreopoulos (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory/STFC)
After Dinner speaker: Professor Neville Harnew (University of Oxford)
The Summer School has a number of reference books which can be borrowed during the course of the School. A list of the books available is as follows:
No of Copies
|AITCHISON||RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS||2|
|AITCHISON & HEY||GAUGE THEORIES IN PART.PHYSICS||4|
|ARFKEN||MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR PHYSICS||2|
|ELLIS, STIRLING & WEBBER||QCD & COLLIDER PHYSICS||3|
|FORSHAW & ROSS||QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS AND THE POMERON||2|
|FOSTER||ELECTRON-POSITRON ANNIHILATION PHYSICS||2|
|HALZEN & MARTIN||QUARKS & LEPTONS||4|
|KANE||MODERN ELEMENTARY PHYSICS||2|
|MANDL & SHAW||QUANTUM FIELD THEORY||2|
|PERL||HIGH ENERGY HADRON PHYSICS||4|
|PESKIN & SCHROEDER||AN INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM FIELD THEORY||2|