School «Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies 2020»

School «Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies 2020»

The inaugural Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies is organised by the CERN Baltic Group (CBG) - an international collaboration of eight institutions from the three Baltic states. This school will be an intensive learning course covering topics of high-energy particle physics, from the basic theoretical frameworks to the cutting edge research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as well as the principles, technologies and applications of particle accelerators.

This is a week long school, taking place at the camping «Ronı̄ši» on the coast of the Baltic sea. In addition to being located a few hundred metres from a white, sandy beach for the week, the participants will benefit from attending lectures by renowned and prominent lecturers:

  • Prof., Dr. Jonathan Ellis (King’s College London);
  • Prof., Dr. Yuri Dokshitzer (Sorbonne Université);
  • Prof., Dr. Matteo Cacciari (Univeristé de Paris);
  • Dr. Maurizio Vretenar (CERN).

The preliminary timetable is available on the indico page (HERE). Poster.

The school will cover and the following topics:

  • Quantum Field Theory;
  • Quantum Electrodynamics;
  • Quantum Chromodynamics;
  • Standard Model;
  • Higgs Mechanism;
  • Beyond the Standard Model;
  • Collider physics;
  • Precision physics at the LHC;
  • Particle accelerator technologies;
  • Particle accelerator applications.
Learning outcomes:

The participants of this school will gain an understanding of fundamental theoretical concepts used in modern particle physics and the methods by which these are employed in building frameworks designed to explain and make predictions of the fundamental laws of nature. The participants will also be given an insight into the experimental methods used in the field. Moreover, the participants will gain in-depth understanding of the principles and technologies involved in the operation of particle accelerators, as well as their practical applications.

Study Credits:

An RTU certificate of completion of this school will be awarded to each participant. Allocation of the study credits should be made by the host institution of the participant and will not be made by RTU. However, the total number of tutoring hours of this school will be equivalent to up to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits.

Fees and other details:
  • What? Baltic School of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies
  • Where? Klapkalnciems, Latvia
  • When? 28.09.2020.–02.10.2020.
  • How long? 5 days
  • Who? Postgraduate diploma (or higher). Must be a last study year Master level or PhD student.
  • How much? There are no specific registration fees for this school. PhD students can expect the cost of their travel and accommodation to be reimbursed by COST funding from CA16201 ( In order to have the above costs reimbursed, the participants (PhD students and postdoctoral) will have to register with COST and an attendance register for the school will be taken. For masters' students an alternative cost covering arrangement will be sought on an individual basis and could include these being covered by the students themselves or their institution.The participants can also expect light lunches, coffee breaks, one school dinner and the transfer between the location of the school and Riga central bus station to be included at no extra cost.

    The accommodation at the camping will be centrally organised and successful applicants will be informed on the details for the payment of the accommodation costs in due course.

    The number of places in this school is limited; in the case of high demand further accommodation and cost covering solutions will be sought. In such a case, the preference will be given to the local attendees and those who are COST funding eligible.

Application and Contacts

Complete the application form.

For further enquires or in case of registration issues, please contact the local organisers:

Centre of High-Energy Physics and Accelerator Technologies:

Dr. Kārlis Dreimanis:

Project Coordinator at Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit Ms Elina Peina: