Program Overview

See the Indico Timetable here.

Students are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  Preregistration will begin at the hotel. Each morning there will be a bus pick up from the hotel to Wilson Hall at Fermilab before the plenary lecture begins at 8:30. Personal vehicles can be used to get onsite at the lab.

Monday, March 5, will consist of an introduction and 3 plenary lectures in the morning, followed by training in the afternoon. This training will consist of several stations, or ’rounds’, where students will be trained in handling radioactive sources and charged particle beams. In addition, we will train for oscilloscope use.

Tuesday, March 6,  through Friday, March 9,  and Monday, March 12, through Thursday, March 16:
Students will start with a 1-hour plenary lecture at 8:30 am, then be split into four groups of about 10 students each. The bus will take groups to their respective areas, depending on what track they are scheduled for on that day, as shown in the table below.

The tracks will include about two and a half hours of lectures and/or equipment setup. This will be followed by lunch. After lunch, there will be another four and a half more hours of lab work.

Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11 are free days, and activities are up to the student’ s discretion. (For ideas about attractions in the near by area, see our Social Program.

On the morning of March 16, the last day of classes, students will make another set of rounds, this time consisting of representatives from industries associated with particle physics, such as data acquisition electronics, crystal growers, silicon photomultiplier vendors, etc. The afternoon will consist of 3 more plenary lectures, concentrating on the future of particle detection.  Graduation will take place at the end of the day.