The 2001 European School of High-Energy Physics

Beatenberg, Switzerland
26 August - 8 September 2001


The 2001 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 the University of Bern.  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 in late Spring 2001 together with their letters of acceptance.

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

The ninth European School of High-Energy Physics will be held in The Dorint Hotel, Beatenberg, from Sunday 26 August to Saturday 8 September 2001.

Beatenberg, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, is situated at an altitude of 1,200 m, and enjoys 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.  It is situated approximately 40 kms south  of Bern,  130 kms south  of Basel,  130  kms south west of Zurich, and 170 kms north east of Geneva.

-About Beatenberg


All those participating in the School will be lodged in the Dorint Hotel in which all rooms have south-facing balconies, en suite bathroom, kitchenette, and radio and TV.  The Hotel also has a swimming pool, and provides access to both excellent walking country and, by a 10-minute cable car ride, to the lakeside below.

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 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)

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, 30 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:



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 2002.  Each participant will receive one copy free of charge.

The Proceedings from the 2000 School, which took place in Caramulo, Portugal, will be published in the spring of 2001.


Students should arrange to arrive at Beatenberg for registration during the afternoon or evening of Sunday, 26 August.  The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 8 September after breakfast.

The nearest international airports are in Zurich ( about 130 km), in Basel (about 130 km) and in Geneva (about 170 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 approximately 1,850 Swiss Francs per student, and will cover tuition, full board and lodging at the Dorint Hotel from dinner on Sunday, 26 August to breakfast on Saturday, 8 September 2001, 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 Beatenberg 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 2001 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, 24 March 2001.

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

Organizing Committee

International Advisors


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