Organized by the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute
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 faculty to pass this announcement on to undergraduate students keen to experience exciting research and detector opportunities, particular those students without much access to similar resources. This is a fantastic chance for students starting to consider graduate school options, or those with limited opportunities to learn from other institutes.
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
This school is targeted at 2nd year and 3rd year undergraduate students, but it is open to all undergraduate students.
There is no registration fee, but successful applicants will need to pay a pre-registration fee of $50, reimbursable upon satisfactory completion of the school.
For information on how to apply, see https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca/capss-how-to-apply/.
The application deadline has been extended to April 16th, and successful applicants will be notified by the end of April 2021.
Please distribute this advertisement to any groups, institutions or individuals who may be interested in this opportunity.