The 2003 European School of High-Energy Physics

Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
24 August - 6 September 2003

The 2003 European School of High-Energy Physics (formerly the CERN-JINR School of Physics) will be organized jointly by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland together with the International Center for Advanced Studies at Yerevan State University, Armenia. 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.

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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 2003 together with their letters of acceptance.

Date and Place of the School
Scientific Programme
Discussion Sessions
Organizing Committee
Enquiries and correspondence
Poster for the School (Poster)

Date and place of the School

The eleventh European School of High-Energy Physics will be hosted in the House of Creativity of Writers in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, from Sunday 24th August to Saturday 6th September 2003. (
Tzakhkadzor is situated in the mountains at a height of 2000 meters above sea level, 50 km North of Yerevan in a beautiful natural environment .

Armenia is famous for its many historical monuments which are within 45 - 90 minutes driving distance from Tsakhkadzor. These are churches built in the 5th and 6th centuries, temples over two thousand year old, three thousand year old archaeological excavations of the kingdom Urartu, etc.
The climate in Armenia in August-September is warm (28-30 degrees C), sunny and dry.

A complete guide book on Armenia can be found at


Students participating in the School will share accommodation in the House of Creativity of Writers in Tsakhkadzor. Each room has two beds, a bathroom, WC and a telephone.
Free time activities in the area include table-tennis, billiards, fitness room, swimming pool.
Excursions will be organized, and one or two afternoons will be free.

Scientific programme

The preliminary scientific programme is as follows:

Field Theory and Standard Model I. Aitchison (University of Oxford)
QCD A. Khodjamirian (U. of Karlsruhe)
Flavour Physics and CP Violation R. Fleischer (CERN)
Beyond the Standard Model G. Dvali (New York University)
Neutrinos S. Petcov (SISSA, Trieste)
Astro-Particle Physics I. Tkachev (CERN)
Galactic and Solar Cosmic Rays A. Chilingarian (YerPhI, Armenia)
Multiparticle Dynamics I. Manjavidze (JINR)

There will be around thirty lectures in all, each lasting about 75 minutes, followed by a 15 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 for Thursday 28th 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:

D. Fursaev JINR, Dubna
O.V. Teryaev JINR, Dubna
G. Gabadadze CERN
L. Covi DESY
M. Pluemacher CERN
A. Pivovarov INR, Moscow


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 2004. Each participant will receive one copy free of charge.

The Proceedings for the 2002 School, which took place in Pylos, Greece, will be published in 2003. Proceedings from earlier schools are available at Proceedings2001 , Proceedings2000 and Proceedings1999.


Students should arrange to arrive at Tsakhkadzor for registration during the afternoon or evening of Sunday, 24th August. The School will end on the morning of Saturday, 6th September after breakfast.

The nearest international airport is in Yerevan.

Participants will be met at the Airport by specially organized buses. Exact times and places will be given in the second bulletin.


The cost of the School will be 1550 Swiss Francs per student, and will cover tuition, full board and lodging in Tsakhkadzor from dinner on Sunday 24th August to breakfast on Saturday 6th September 2003, 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 Tsakhkadzor and back.

For participants from JINR and CIS there are special arrangements for paying the School Fee and for travel. For further information, please contact the JINR Organizing Secretary, Mrs. T.S. Donskova (see Enquires and Correspondence below).

INTAS (the International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union) provides funds for students working in former Soviet Union countries.

Details concerning the method of payment of the Fee will be published in the first 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, but a few may come from other countries which are not members. 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 and ranking from the candidate's professor or supervisor

For the Application Form remember to fill in ALL fields: use "N/A" when "Not Applicable".

The application form for the 2003 European School of Physics should be completed and sent as soon as possible and must be received by the closing date of 23rd March.

The 100-word summary should be sent by completing the appropriate section in the Web application form.

The submission of the completed application form must be accompanied in parallel by a letter of reference and ranking from the student's professor or supervisor (hard copy on headed paper, signed and dated), without which applications will not be considered. The professor or supervisor's name and the date of the reference letter should be indicated in the appropriate boxes on the Web application form; and the letter should be sent to Tatyana Donskova, the JINR Organizing Secretary (see Enquiries and Correspondence below).

Students who wish to apply but who do not have a suitable browser for the Web 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 JINR Organizing Secretary.

Candidates should ensure that their application, letter of reference and 100-word summary reach the JINR Organizing Secretary by 23rd March 2003.

The selection of the students will be made by the Organizing Committee; and all applicants will be informed in April 2003 whether or not they have been selected.

Organizing Committee

G.S. Pogosyan (JINR and ICAS, Yerevan State University) School Director,
T.S. Donskova (JINR) Organizing secretary
N. Ellis (CERN)
R. Fleischer (CERN)
A. Kotzinyan (Yerevan State University, JINR and CERN)
E. Lillestol (CERN and University of Bergen)
L. Mardoyan (ICAS, Yerevan State University)

D. Metral (CERN) Organizing secretary
A. Olchevski (JINR and CERN)
A.N. Sissakian (JINR)

International Advisors

A. 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:

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