Held 10 – 16 May 2020
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 7th 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
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.
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
Successful applicants will be notified by early March 2020.