Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

CAPSS 2021 - Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School May 25-28 2021 - VIRTUAL

Posted: March 22, 2021
Application Deadline: April 7, 2021

Organized by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute and hosted virtually by Queen’s University and SNOLAB.

The McDonald Institute is pleased to announce this year’s Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School (CAPSS). CAPSS 2021 is a week-long undergraduate school that will introduce students to current topics in the field of astroparticle physics at Queen’s University and SNOLAB. 

We encourage all undergraduate students keen to experience exciting research and detector opportunities to apply! This is a fantastic chance for students starting to consider graduate school options, or those with limited opportunities to learn from other institutes.

Find out more on our website: https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca/capss/capss-info/, or contact us at summerschool@mcdonaldinstitute.caThe schedule will be a bit different this year due to the virtual nature of the school.

 

Activities will include:

- Lectures and hands-on activities in particle physics, detector development, neutrino physics, dark matter astrophysics and cosmology, and more!
- An enriched Masterclass on the Nobel Prize winning SNO experiment
- A virtual tour of the world-famous SNOLAB underground facility
- Online social events and networking opportunities

 

Topics covered include:

-Astrophysical Evidence and Cosmology of Dark Matter
-Models and Signals of Dark Matter
-Direct Detection of Dark Matter: Techniques, Applications, and Current Status of the Field
-Neutrinos: A History, Mass Theory and Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay
-Detecting Neutrino Oscillations using the SNO Experiment

List of Instructors (TBC)

Prof. Joseph Bramante (Queen’s/MI)
Prof. Erica Caden (SNOLAB/Laurentian)
Prof. Ken Clark (Queen’s/MI)
Prof. Guillaume Giroux (Queen’s/MI)
Prof. Ian Lawson (SNOLAB/Laurentian)
Prof. Ryan Martin (Queen’s)
Prof. Tony Noble (Queen’s/MI)
Dr. Tom Sonley (SNOLAB)
Prof. Aaron Vincent (Queen’s/MI)
Prof. Lawrence Widrow (Queen’s)

 

Target Audience:

This school is targeted at 2nd year and 3rd year undergraduate students, but it is open to all undergraduate students.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee, but successful applicants will need to pay a pre-registration fee of $50, reimbursable upon completion of the school.

Application:

For information on how to apply, see https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca/capss/capss-how-to-apply/. 

 

CAPSS 2021 - Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School May 25-28 2021 - VIRTUAL