The 2000 European School of High-Energy Physics

Caramulo, Portugal 
20 August - 2 September 2000


The 2000 European School of High-Energy Physics (formerly the CERN-JINR School of Physics) will be organized jointly by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia, together with LIP (Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas) and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra.  The basic aim of the School is to teach various aspects of high-energy physics, but especially theoretical physics, to young experimental physicists, mainly from the Member States of CERN and of JINR.

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 selected students during April 2000 together with their letters of acceptance.

-  Date and Place of the School
-  Accommodation
-  Scientific Programme
-  Discussion Sessions
-  Language
-  Proceedings
-  Travel
-  Cost
-  Participation
-  Application   
-  Organizing Committee
-  Enquiries and correspondence
-  Poster for the School

Date and place of the School

The eighth European School of High-Energy Physics will be held in the Quality Hotel Caramulo, Caramulo, Portugal, from Sunday 20 August to Saturday 2 September 2000.

Caramulo is the very heart of the Serra do Caramulo, a mountain range which is considered one of the most beautiful in Portugal and which spreads from Beira Alta to the coastal zone of Beira Litoral.  The imposing location of the Hotel offers a superb panorama over the Vale de Besteiros as far as the mountains of Serra da Estrela and Serra do Buçaco.  It is situated approximately 140 kms south of Porto, 290 kms north of Lisbon, and 90 kms north of Coimbra.



All those participating in the School will be lodged in the Quality Hotel Caramulo, recently refurbished to a high level, in which all rooms have en suite bathrooms, and are fully equipped with radio, TV, safe deposit box, etc.  The Hotel provides not only access to both indoor and outdoor pools, but also the gymnasium, sauna and jacuzzi.  In addition, a selection of indoor and outdoor activities will be offered by the trained staff of the Hotelís Health Club and the associated Desafios Caramulo (Caramulo Challenges).

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

Scientific programme

The preliminary scientific programme is as follows:

Field Theory and the Standard Model R. Kleiss (Nijmegen University)
Beyond the Standard Model D. Kazakov (JINR, Dubna)
QCD V. Braun (Regensburg University)
Flavour Physics G. Branco  (IST, Lisbon)
Neutrinos A. De Rújula  (CERN)
Heavy Ions J. Dias de Deus (IST, Lisbon)
Cosmology and Astrophysics M. Shaposhnikov (Lausanne University)




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 encouraged to present their current research work in the form of a special poster session which is planned to take place on Thursday, 24 August.

-Draft Programme

Discussion Sessions

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, amongst others:
B. de Carlos (CERN)
M. Carena (CERN)
P. Hernandez  (CERN)
M. Laine  (CERN)
S. Lola  (CERN)
G. Ridolfi (INFN, Genoa University).


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 the spring of 2001.  Each participant will receive one copy free of charge.

The Proceedings from the 1999 School, which took place in Casta Papiernicka, Slovakia, will be published in the spring of 2000.


Students should arrange to arrive at Caramulo for registration during the afternoon or evening of Sunday, 20 August.  The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 2 September after breakfast.

The nearest international airports are in Porto (140 km away) and in Lisbon (290 km).

Participants will be met at the airports and the nearest railway and bus stations by specially organized buses.  Exact times and places will be given in the second Bulletin.


The cost of the School will be about 1550 Swiss francs per student, and will cover tuition, full board and lodging at Hotel Caramulo from dinner on Sunday, 20 August to breakfast on Saturday, 2 September 2000, as well as coffee, tea or cold drinks during the morning and afternoon breaks, and some social activities. It does not include travel expenses from participants' home institutes to Caramulo and back.

For participants from JINR and its Member States there are special arrangements for paying the School fee and for travel.  For further information please contact the CERN Organizing Secretary, Claire Earnshaw (see Enquires and Correspondence below).

INTAS (the International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union) provides funds for students working in the former Soviet Union countries.  They are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrkuistan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.  The Organizing Committee expects that other sponsorship will also be available to provide funds for students from both eastern/central European and developing countries. Students from these countries are therefore encouraged to apply even if they do not have local financial support.

Details concerning the method of payment of the fee will be published in the second Bulletin.


The School is open to young physicists preparing a PhD or equivalent in high-energy physics, with at least one year's experience working as an experimentalist. The number of students will be about 100, mostly from the CERN and the JINR Member States, 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. For this reason, participants are asked to note that they should not be accompanied by family members or friends.


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 2000 European School of High-Energy Physics should be completed and sent as soon as possible.

The submission of the completed application form must be accompanied in parallel by a letter of reference from the student's professor or supervisor (hard copy on headed paper, signed and dated), without which applications will not be considered.  The author's name and the date should be indicated in the appropriate boxes on the WWW form; and the letter should be sent to Claire Earnshaw, the CERN Organizing Secretary (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 one of the Organizing Secretaries (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 CERN Organizing Secretary.

Candidates should ensure that their application, letter of reference and 100-word summary reach the CERN Organizing Secretary by Friday, 31 March 2000.

The selection of the students will be made by the Organizing Committee, and all applicants will be informed in April 2000 whether their application has been successful.

Organizing Committee
R. Ferreira Marques Universidade de Coimbra / LIP (School Director)
J.C. Carvalho Universidade de Coimbra / LIP
T. Donskova JINR, Dubna } Organizing Secretaries
C. Earnshaw CERN, Geneva 
N. Ellis CERN, Geneva 
E. Lillestøl CERN, Geneva / Bergen
J. March-Russell CERN, Geneva 
A. Olchevski JINR, Dubna / CERN
A. Onofre Gonçalves Universidade Católica Portuguesa / LIP
L. Peralta Universidade de Lisboa / LIP
A. Policarpo Universidade de Coimbra / LIP
A.N. Sissakian JINR, Dubna

International Advisors
A. Policarpo Universidade de Coimbra / LIP   
A.N. Skrinsky BINP, Novosibirsk, Russia
N.E. Tyurin IHEP, Protvino, Russia


Enquiries and correspondence

All enquiries and correspondence related to the School of Physics should be addressed either to:

Claire Earnshaw
School of Physics
CH-1211 GENEVA 23
Tatyana Donskova
International Department
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
RU-141980 Dubna, Moscow Region