TPU and CERN to hold Trans-Siberian School on High Energy Physics

Tomsk Polytechnic University and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are organizing the Trans-Siberian School on High Energy Physics on April 16-20 in Tomsk. It will bring together students and early-career scientists from different cities of Russia who conducted research and experienced scientists working at CERN. Representatives of CERN and other large projects will lecture at TPU about the advanced findings of research in high energy physics and discuss the participation of Russian universities in the international scientific collaborations.

Photo: TPU staff - members of LHCb and its management.

The School organized at TPU will host about a hundred of participants from Siberian universities. CERN will be represented by Director for International Affairs Charlotte Warakaulle, Senior Advisor for Relations with the Russian Federation Prof. Christoph Schäfer, Head for Associate Member and Non-Members State Relation of CERN Tadeusz Kurtyka, and CMS research fellow Martijn Mulders.

‘High energy physics is currently one of the most high-tech and dynamically developing areas of fundamental science.

In this field scientists study the interactions of elementary particles and atom nuclei at collision energies that significantly exceed the masses of colliding particles and the identification of roles of these interactions in the Universe construction. TPU researchers take an active participation in the mega-science projects. The Trans-Siberian School will be a platform where the researchers with young colleagues will discuss cooperation and the most advanced research outcomes,’ says Director of Research School for High Energy Physics Igor Stepanov.

The School will include the Student Section, Discussion Panel, and open lectures. The Student Section will be aimed at facilitation of communication between students and early-career scientists who will present the outcomes of their research obtained in the international collaborations of CERN. The young scientists will talk about their scientific achievements and the time spent at CERN: how they were treated and what they did in their leisure time.

Scientists will talk about top quark physics, a prospective mega-science project in Russia - a tau charm factory - to study the asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the universe, as well as about ‘charmed’ physics, the properties of c-quark and elementary particles. All lectures will be delivered in English. The entrance is free. A detailed schedule of lectures is available on the School's website.