Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School 2020

Held 10 – 16 May 2020


Organized by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute

Hosted by Queen’s University and SNOLAB

The McDonald Institute is pleased to announce the third Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School (CAPSS).

CAPSS 2020 is an intensive week-long undergraduate school that will introduce students to current topics in the field of astrophysics and astroparticle physics at Queen’s University and SNOLAB.

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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 tour of the world-famous SNOLAB underground facility
  • A banquet and other social events

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

Target Audience:

This school is targeted at 2nd year and 3rd year undergraduate students. We also welcome students in their 4th year who will not have graduated by the time they attend CAPSS 2020.

Registration Fee:

There is no registration fee, but successful applicants will need to pay a pre-registration fee of $100, reimbursable upon completion of the school.

Application deadline is February 7th, 2020

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Successful applicants will be notified by early March 2020.