The 2001 European School of High-Energy Physics

Beatenberg, Switzerland

26 August - 8 September 2001


The ninth European School of High-Energy Physics :The nineth in the new series of the European School of High-Energy Physics was held in Switzerland at Beatenberg in the Bernese Oberland. This was the first time since 1969 that the Physics School visited Switzerland. Running from 26 August to 8 September, it attracted 95 students from 30 countries. This year's event was organized in association with the University of Bern, with Klaus Pretzl as school director.

The Scientific Programme was as follows:

  • Field Theory and the Standard Model: I. Aitchison (University of Oxford)
  • QCD: G. Altarelli (CERN)
  • Extra Dimensions: I. Antoniadis (CERN)
  • Neutrinos & GUTS: W. Buchmueller (DESY)
  • Supersymmetry: J. Ellis (CERN)
  • Lattice: P. Hasenfratz
  • Concepts of Heavy Ions: K. Rajagopal (MIT)
  • Cosmology/Astrophysics: V. Rubakov (INR, Moscow)
  • Flavour Physics: D. Wyler (University of Zurich)

Two special evening lecturers were given by Prof. Erwin Flückiger, Universität Bern, on "The High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch" and by Dr. Walter Amman, Eidg. Institut für Schnee- & Lawinenforschung on "Snow - Fascination and Natural Hazard". The first of these were followed by a highly appreciated excursion to and a guided tour of the research station at Jungfraujoch.

Students also presented their current research work in the form of a special Poster Session.

The School was sponsored by CERN and JINR, Dubna, and substantial contributions were obtained from Swiss sponsors and agencies. Funds for students from former Soviet Union countries came from the INTAS international association.


It would be extremely helpful if the students who participated in the School, would complete and submit the Questionnaire (username/password required) by Saturday 13 October if at all possible .


The Proceedings for this School will be published in the spring of next year. Those for the 2000 European School of High-Energy Physics, which took place in Portugal, are currently being published as a CERN Yellow Report and are available on the CERN Preprint Server under CERN "Yellow" Reports together with the Proceedings of previous Schools.

2002 School

The 2002 European School of High-Energy Physics will take place from 25th August to 7th September in Pylos, Greece. 
Information on this School will be published later in the year.

Information about other CERN schools and conferences can be found under CERN Events.