Itacuruçá, Brazil
6 - 19 May 2001



The 2001 CERN-CLAF School of High-Energy Physics will be organized jointly by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland and the Centro LatinoAmericano de Fisica (CLAF).

The  basic aim of the School is to teach various aspects of high-energy physics, and especially theoretical physics, primarily to Post-Graduates in experimental particle physics, typically aged under thirty years and about one year from submitting their PhD theses.  However, a few Latin American Post-Doctoral students in experimental high-energy physics and Master's Degree students in theoretical physics may be accepted, assuming their background knowledge in theoretical physics is of approximately the same level as the experimental PhD students.

The Schools of Physics are designed to give a survey of up-to-date information, rather than to be a training course.  An outline of each of the lecture courses and reading lists will be sent to the selected students together with their letters of acceptance.

  • Date and Place of the School
  • Accommodation
  • Scientific Programme
  • Discussion Sessions
  • Poster Session
  • Language
  • Proceedings
  • Travel
  • Participation
  • Application (Application Form)
  • Local Organizing Committee
  • International Scientific Committee
  • Supporting Bodies
  • Enquiries and correspondence


    The first CERN-CLAF School of High-Energy Physics will be held in The Hotel Pierre, Itacuruçá, from Sunday 6  to Saturday 19 May 2001.

    The Ilha de Itacuruçá (pronounced 'Ita-curu-ssa') is a small tropical island, located 1 km off the Brazilian coast, about 100 kms west of Rio de Janeiro (90 kms from the International Airport).

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  • Itacuruçá




    All those participating in the School will be lodged in the Hotel Pierre in which all rooms, which will be shared, have balconies and en suite bathrooms.   The leisure activities available include use of the two swimming pools (one with sea water), swimming in the sea, volleyball (traditional or in a swimming pool), sauna (wet and dry), snooker, soccer, forest exploration, canoeing, etc.

    Some excursions will be organized and one or two afternoons will be free.


    The scientific programme is as follows:

    Beyond the Standard Model  Marcela CARENA  (Fermilab, USA)
    Cosmology & Astrophysics  Andrew COHEN (University of Boston, USA)
    Data Analysis  Manuel DELFINO REZNICEK (CERN, Switzerland)
    Trigger/DAQ Nick ELLIS  (CERN, Switzerland )
    Cosmic Rays Carlos ESCOBAR  (Unicamp, Brazil)
    Flavour Physics  Belen GAVELA (Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)
    Field Theory &Standard Model Ronald KLEISS  (Nijmegen University, Netherlands)
    Neutrinos  Paolo LIPARI  (INFN,  Italy)
    QCD Michelangelo MANGANO  (CERN, Switzerland)
    Heavy Ions  Carlos LOURENÇO (CERN, Switzerland)
    Instrumentation Olav ULLALAND  (CERN, Switzerland)
    Additional Lecture 
    (Title to be announced)
    Jack STEINBERGER,  Nobel Laureate in Physics

    There will be around thirty lectures in all, each lasting about one hour, followed by a fifteen-minute period for questions and discussion. Students will be expected to present their current research work in the form of a special Poster Session which is planned to take place on Thursday 10 May.

  •  Scientific Programme




    Discussion sessions, which are intended to clarify points which may be obscure from the lectures, will be held most afternoons and will last about 75 minutes.

    The discussion sessions will be led by:

    Gilvan ALVES  (CBPF, Brazil)
    Guillermo CONTRERAS  (CINVESTAV Merida, Mexico)
    Marco Aurelio DIAZ  (PUC, Chile)
    Maria Teresa DOVA  (UNLP, Argentina)
    Roberto MARTINEZ  (Univ. Nacional, Bogota)
    Miguel Angel PEREZ  (CINVESTAV, Mexico)
    Rodolfo SASSOT  (UBA, Argentina)


    Students are expected to produce and display, as posters, a short description of the experiment on which they are working and some recent results.  They should bring with them graphs, pictures and other suitable material for display on pinboards.  The evening of Thursday 10 May will be devoted to their presentation during an informal session when refreshments will be provided.


    The working language of the School will be English.  Participants should therefore have a good understanding of English to enable them to benefit from the School.


    The School Proceedings will be published as a CERN Yellow Report in Spring 2002.  Each participant will receive one copy free of charge.


    Students should arrange to arrive at Itacuruca for registration during the afternoon or evening of Sunday, 6 May. The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 19 May after breakfast.

    The nearest international airport is in Rio de Janero (about 90 km).

    Participants will be met by specially organized buses - exact times and places will be given in the second Bulletin.


    The School is open to postgraduates in experimental particle physics, typically aged under thirty years and about one year from submitting their PhD theses.  However, a few Latin American Post-Doctoral students in experimental high-energy physics and Master's Degree students in theoretical physics may be accepted, assuming their background knowledge in theoretical physics is of approximately the same level as the experimental PhD students.  The number of students will be about 80, mostly from Latin America, although the School is also open to those from other countries.  Personal contacts and informal discussions among the participants during leisure time are an important aspect of the School and, for this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.

    Students from Latin American countries will have their School Fees and travel costs (at the cheapest possible rate) paid by the School.  This has been made possible through the generosity of various bodies wishing to support this new initiative.

    For non-Latin American students, the School Fee will be approximately $900 (U.S.) per student, and will cover tuition, full board and lodging at the Hotel Pierre from dinner on Sunday 6 May to breakfast on Saturday 19 May 2001, with coffee, tea or cold drinks during the morning and afternoon breaks, as well as some social activities and excursions.  The Fee does not include travel expenses from participants' home institutes to Itacuruçá and back.


    Applications to attend the School should include:

    - a completed application form
    - a 100-word summary of current work
    - a letter of reference from the candidate's professor or supervisor.

    The Application Form for the 2001 CERN-CLAF School of High-Energy Physics should be completed and sent as soon as possible.

    The submission of the completed application form must be accompanied by a letter of reference from the student's professor or supervisor (hard copy on headed paper, signed and dated):  without this, applications will not be considered. The supervisor/professor's name and the date of the letter should be indicated in the appropriate boxes on the WWW form.  The letter itself should be sent to Claire Earnshaw, School Administrator (see Enquiries and Correspondence below).

    Students who wish to apply but who do not have a suitable browser for the WWW application form should request a hard copy of the form from the School Administrator (see Enquiries and Correspondence), stating clearly their name and postal address. Their 100-word summary of current work should be sent by electronic mail to the School Administrator.

    Candidates should ensure that their application, letter of reference and 100-word summary reach the School Administrator by Wednesday, 7 March 2001.   Please note that no applications can be accepted after this date.

    The selection of the students will be made by the International Scientific Committee, and all applicants will be informed by the beginning of April 2001 whether their application has been successful.


    Bernard MARECHAL   (UFRJ )   Chair/Local Director
    Marcelo CHIAPPARINI   (UERJ)
    Jussara M. DE MIRANDA   (CBPF)
    Leandro DE PAULA  (UFRJ)
    Joao DOS ANJOS   (CBPF)
    Erasmo FERREIRA  (UFRJ)
    Miriam GANDELMAN  (UFRJ )
    Marcelo GUZZO  (Unicamp)
    Rogerio ROSENFELD   (UNESP)


    Alvaro DE RUJULA (CERN, Switzerland)
    Oscar EBOLI  (IFT, UNESP /Brazil)
    Claire EARNSHAW  (CERN, Switzerland)    School Administrator
    Nick ELLIS  (CERN, Switzerland)
    Carlos GARCIA CANAL  (UNLP,  Argentina)
    Egil LILLESTOL   (CERN, Switzerland)   Schools Director
    Bernard MARECHAL  (UFRJ,  Brazil)   Local Director
    Luis MASPERI    Director of CLAF
    Arnulfo ZEPEDA   (CINVESTAV, Mexico)


    The School in organized in co-operation with UNESCO, and through the generous support of various bodies and Ministries, including from Spain, France and Portugal.


    All enquiries and correspondence related to the CERN-CLAF School of Physics should be addressed to:

    Mme Claire Earnshaw
    Schools of Physics
    CH-1211 GENEVA 23

    Tel: +41 22 767 3596

    Fax: +41 22 767 6760


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