|Information Bulletin 10 August
This bulletin may be updated until the start of the School.
|Date and Place of the School|
|The Highest Energy Cosmic Rays||James Watson CRONIN, University of Chicago|
|From the Peas of Gregor Mendel to the Human Genome||Vaclav PACES, President, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic|
|Field Theory and Standard Model||Ronald KLEISS, IMAPP, Nijmegen|
|QCD||James STIRLING, University of Durham|
|Flavour Physics and CP Violation||Thomas MANNEL, University of Siegen|
|Introduction to Physics beyond the Standard Model||John ILIOPOULOS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris|
|Neutrino Physics||Hitoshi MURAYAMA, University of California|
|Cosmology and Astrophysics||Michael TURNER, University of Chicago|
|Heavy Ion Physics||Urs WIEDEMANN, CERN|
|Getting prepared for Beams in the LHC||Philippe LEBRUN, CERN|
|Final Preparations for the LHC Experiments||Jos ENGELEN, CERN|
|Preparations for LHC at JINR||Alexei SISSAKIAN, JINR|
Students are encouraged to present their current research work in the form of a special poster session which is planned for Thursday, August 23.
Please note that for the School we will ONLY have a slow InkJet A4 printer for the daily office work, no other printer is available.
There is a wireless access in some rooms. There will also be a computer room with a limited number of PCs which can be used during the free time.
|Lecturers, Reading Lists and Information on Participants|
Information on the participants including photos and email addresses is given in the PASSWORD PROTECTED document Participants
The exchange rates for the Czech Crown are correct at the airport and when using ATM machines (also available at Trest). In Trest square there are two small bank branches - Ceska Sporitelna and Komercni banka.
However, BE AWARE that in downtown Prague the rates in the "exchange huts" are generally bad, and worse, they are given as selling rates even if this is NOT stated on the announcements put up outside the huts.
Here is a link to transportation in Czech Republic where you will find a timetable of the regular buses from Prague to Trest. (price 135 CZK)
You may like to benefit from the transportation the School will organize from Prague to Trest on Sunday 19 August.
We have arranged a meeting point at Masarykova kolej, address: Thakurova 1, 16000 Praha 6,- the place is easily accessible from the airport as well as from Prague main train station (see details about the location of Masarykova kolej below).
There will be 2 buses organized during Sunday 19th August to bring people from Masarykova kolej to Trest.
We will charge you the same price as a regular bus ticket (money will be collected during the School). Price of a one way ticket will be 135 CZK or about 8 CHF.-
We will also organize a “school bus” from Trest to Prague on 1st September.
The bus will leave the Hotel just after breakfast. Thus, when possible, please look for a departure from Prague not in the early morning.
Meeting point at Masarykova kolej (50°6'2.95"N, 14°23'20.92"E)
(More details at for instance map_of_prague)
How to get there from the airport:
Bus. Bus no. 119 operates between the terminal - Prague-Ruzyne Airport (Stop-Nové letiste) and the underground (subway, Metro) stop Dejvicka (along the street Evropska). Bus stops are located in front of the Arrivals, Terminal Sever 1 (Terminal North 1) for non Shengen countries, and Terminal Sever 2 (Terminal North 2) for Schengen countries. The 119 runs every 10 - 30 minutes between the hours of 4:00 and 24:00. The trip takes about 30-40 minutes including waiting-time. Before you get on a bus, you have to buy a 20 CZK (Czech Crowns) ticket, available from vending machines or newsagents. Masarykova kolej is within 300 m distance from the final stop of the bus 119 at the Dejvicka Metro Station.
N.B. Important: public transport ticket has to be validated in small yellow machines placed near the entrance of the underground or in the buses.
Minibus (provided by CEDAZ): The minibus service operates from the airport to the city centre. It is a shuttle transport and the terminus is in the city centre - Namesti republiky (Republic Square) at the CSA City Travel Centre near to the Renaissance and Marriot hotels. VW Transporter minibuses are for 6 persons. The price for one passenger is 90 CZK. You will take underground (Metro) line B to the stop Mustek, at Mustek you will change to the underground line A. You will get off at the underground stop Dejvicka. Before using underground transport, you have to buy a 20 CZK (Czech crowns) ticket, available from vending machines or newsagents.
Taxi. Taxi rank is located in front of the airport terminal. The taxi cars are marked "AIRPORT CARS" on their doors. Price to the city centre is around 500 - 700 CZK.
How to get there from the Main Railway Station (Hlavni nadrazi):
You will take underground (Metro) line C to the stop Muzeum, at Muzeum you will change to the underground line A. You will get off at the underground stop Dejvicka.
The underground operates between 5:00 - 24:00 every day. Before using underground transport, you have to buy a 20-crown ticket, available from vending machines or newsagents. The Masarykova kolej is within 5 minutes walk from Dejvicka stop.
NEED OF A ROOM IN PRAGUE?
For participants who wish to stay some extra days in Prague (on arrival or on departure) we will block some rooms at Hotel Masarykova Kolej (hotel link)
We have negotiated the prices via AMCA (Academic and Medical Conference Agency).
If you are interested, see the special reservation form.
N.B. for information:
A GUIDED TOUR OF PRAGUE is included in the School Social Programme.
A full day excursion in Prague is planned on Saturday 25 August with short sightseeing with buses, guided walk through the town and a social evening with a buffet that will take place in the Mayor Residence.
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