The 2001 European School of High-Energy Physics

26 August - 8 September 2001

B U L L E T I N    N o   2

1. Programme

The draft programme of the School is given as Annex 1 to this Bulletin.

Outlines of the lecture courses, together with suggested reading lists, brief details of the current work of lecturers, discussion leaders, and students, will be available on the Web in the near future.  It is also planned that summary lecture notes will be made available at the School.

2. Poster Session
Students are invited to display, as A0 or A1 size 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 30th August will be devoted to their presentation during an informal session when refreshments will be provided.

3. Registration

Registration for the School will take place on Sunday 26th August in the School Secretariat at the Dorint Hotel, from 14.00 until 22.00 hours.  A buffet dinner will be available that first evening in the hotel restaurant as from 19.30 hours until 21.30 hours and those arriving later will have a snack in their rooms. Students are asked to note that the School Fee does not include lunch on either Sunday 26th August or Saturday 8th September.
4. Location of the School
(a) The place and the climate

The mountain resort of Beatenberg is in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, at 1200 meters elevation, with spectacular views over the picturesque Thunersee lake in the valley between Thun and Interlaken. The imposing location of the Hotel also offers a superb view across to the breathtaking panorama of the Jungfrau. In the area are 120km of marked hiking paths leading through beautiful countryside with wonderful views. The climate at the end of August and the beginning of September is pleasant, but can be cool, particularly in the evening, with some risk of showers.  Participants are recommended to bring some warm clothes, something waterproof, as well as good walking shoes. Further information, including weather conditions, can be found at

(b) Accommodation
Students participating in the School will be sharing apartment-rooms in the Dorint Hotel, which have south-facing balconies, en suite bathroom, kitchenette, and radio and TV. Shaving points are available in every room. The Dorint is a large scale modern hotel with fitness facilities including an indoor swimming pool, and which provides access to both excellent walking country and, by a ten-minute cable care ride, to the lakeside below. Further information about the hotel can be found at
From dinner on Sunday 26th August to breakfast on Saturday 8th September (inclusive) meals will be taken in the Hotel, except on Sunday 2nd September when an all-day excursion is foreseen.

On Friday 7th September there will be a farewell Banquet instead of the usual dinner.

Participants are asked to note that family members or friends should not accompany them.

5. Travel
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Switzerland.  Each participant needing a Swiss visa will receive a special letter of invitation from the University of Berne.  This letter should be presented when applying for a visa at the appropriate Swiss Embassy or Consulate.  Please contact the Local Organizing Committee (see par. 6) for any problem concerning the issuing of visas.

Group air travel between Moscow and Switzerland is being organized by the JINR Organizing Secretary, Mrs. Tatyana Donskova, and those people interested should contact her direct.  Please note that those students from the JINR Member States whose travel is being sponsored should first check their proposed travel arrangements with the JINR Organizing Secretary before making a firm booking for their tickets.

By air: The main international airports are at Zurich and Geneva, with direct rail connections from the airport railway stations (see below for rail information).

By rail: Daily through connections by ICE, Eurocity, Intercity, CISALPINO and TGV via Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Brig and/or Berne to Thun, Spiez and Interlaken. Train timetables can be found at


by entering in the Departure field - e.g. 'Geneva airport', 'Zurich airport' etc., and in the Destination field 'Beatenberg'. You can also specify the desired travel date and the arrival/departure time. By pressing the 'start query' button, you will get a selection of possible connections.

There are also a limited number of seats available on a bus which will leave Geneva Airport at 13.00 on Sunday 26th August to take participants to Beatenberg, with a return bus from Beatenberg to Geneva after breakfast on Saturday 8th September.  The cost of the return journey will be 80 CHF, and those wishing to reserve a seat on these transfers should inform Claire Earnshaw by Friday 4th August.

Participants needing any help in Beatenberg should inform the Local Organizing Committee as early as possible. (See par. 6).

6.     Organization of the School
Sponsors for the School include CERN, JINR, EU, and UNESCO.

Professor Klaus Pretzl will be the Director of the School assisted by the other members of the Organizing Committee.

Local information is available at the following address:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pretzl
Laboratorium für Hochenergiephysik der Universitat Bern
CH 3012 Bern.

Tel: 0041/31/6318566

Fax: 0041/31/6314487


Please note that Claire Earnshaw, the CERN Organizing Secretary, can be contacted at CERN until the evening of Thursday 23rd August and thereafter at the Dorint Hotel (see paragraph 13).

A small library will be available, containing relevant textbooks, conference proceedings, proceedings of earlier Schools and of other schools of physics.

Each participant will receive a copy of a booklet giving details about the School and containing the 100-word descriptions of the current research work of lecturers, discussion leaders and students.

7. Payment of School Fee
The School Fee covers the following: tuition, and full board and lodging at Beatenberg from dinner on Sunday 26th August to breakfast on Saturday 8th September (both meals inclusive), a drink at lunch and at dinner, coffee or tea during the morning and afternoon breaks, and social activities and excursions as detailed below (see paragraph 10).

It should be noted that the Fee does not cover other drinks, telephone calls and personal services.  Drinks bought in the Dorint Hotel - and elsewhere - must be paid for at the time.

Health and accident insurance are NOT included in the Fee.  All participants must make enquiries concerning reciprocal arrangements between their own country and Switzerland and, where necessary, take out appropriate cover.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement of all or part of the Fee in the case of late cancellation.  However, each case would be considered individually.

Students are accepted on the assumption that they will stay for the duration of the School and no reduction will be made for those who are present for less than the full period.

The School Fee of 1850 Swiss francs should have been paid no later than 15th July 2001 into the following account:

 CERN School of Physics
 a/c No. C7-758.093
 CH-1211 GENEVA 23
If this has not been done, it is essential to ensure that it is CLEARLY STATED on whose behalf the payment is being made. Failure to do so leads to a great deal of difficulty in identifying the originators of payments. If paying by cheque, please ensure that the full sum is paid into the CERN account as in some cases there is a bank charge of 8 Swiss Francs or more.
8. Banking facilities, credit cards
Participants are advised to buy some Swiss Francs before arriving on Sunday 26th August.   However, it will be possible to exchange small amounts of the principle European currencies and the US dollar at the Hotel (in case of urgent need for large amounts, there are two banks in the area but they are about twenty minutes walking distance from the School and the opening times are very limited).  Most well known credit cards are accepted in Switzerland.
Participants are reminded to be careful about leaving money and valuable possessions unattended.  The Organizing Committee cannot accept any responsibility for property lost or stolen.
9.  Internet and Email
During the School there will be a limited internet access outside lecture hours.  It will not be possible to have individual email accounts.  If you expect problems connecting to your institute via telnet, a possible solution would be for you to arrange, prior to the School, a private email address at ''.
10. Social programme and leisure facilities
During the School several events will be organized, as follows:

Wednesday 29th August

Sunday 2nd September    -    Visit to the Jungfrau Mountain and tour of Jungfrau Research Station

Tuesday 4th September     -    Evening Lecture on Avalanches "Snow - Fascination and Natural Hazard"
                                         Dr. Walter Amman, Eidg. Institut für Schnee- & Lawinenforschung

Wednesday 5th September    -    Afternoon visit to 'Mürren & Trümmelbach'
                                             a mountain walk to a typical Swiss Alpine village

Friday 7th September        -    Farewell Banquet.

Participants are recommended to bring sunglasses, sun cream, walking shoes and warm clothing for the Jungfrau and Muerren visits.

Other leisure activities may also be organized as appropriate.

11. Questionnaire
At the end of the School, students will be asked to complete a questionnaire covering various aspects of its organization and it is hoped that this will give a picture of the level of success of the scientific programme, the suitability of the location and reaction to the related social programme, which will be of value in the planning of future Schools.
12. Replacements
In all cases of withdrawal or cancellation, whether last minute or otherwise, the choice of a replacement, if any, will lie entirely with the Organizing Committee and not with the institute or laboratory concerned.  In no case will a candidate be accepted as a replacement unless he or she has already applied to attend the School and the Organizing Committee has had the opportunity to examine his or her application.
13. Address of the School
The address of the School is:
2001 European School of High Energy Physics
c/o  Dorint Blueemlisalp Hotel,
CH-3803 Beatenberg

Tel.: 41/33/8414-111

Fax: 41/33/8414-144

CEE - June2001