February 13 - 24, 2012

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

EDIT 2012 Accommodations


Students will be housed at the nearby Pheasant Run Resort and daily shuttle buses will be provided. Information is available (via links) on restaurants and shops near the Pheasant Run Resort. Shuttle-bus service will be provided for participants from the Pheasant Run Resort to Fermilab and return on a daily basis (am and pm shuttle, no lunch shuttle).


Transportation to and from Pheasant Run, and around the Fermilab site will be provided for the students, Monday - Friday. Students should provide their own transportation to and from the airport and on the Weekend.


Students will be "on their own" for meals, except for the 3 dinners described in the Social Program. The Fermilab Cafeteria is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday, and accepts cash (USD), and Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Restaurants and shops are located near the Pheasant Run Resort, many within walking distance.


Participants can use their own laptops on site, but are subject to the Fermilab computer security rules.

Anyone conducting work at the Laboratory or using the Laboratory's computing resources (including the network) must register his or her hardware address.

Visitor computers brought onsite which apply for a temporary DHCP address will be scanned and must demonstrate the same level of computer security required for all lab machines. Please turn OFF any peer to peer software you have - for music downloads etc. If this software is on you will get blocked and won't be able to access the internet. The easiest way to ensure a machine is secure is to run an operating system with up-to-date patches and current virus signatures. For machines found to have critical vulnerabilities, there will be a physical network connection near the helpdesk (in the E-Mail Center, ground floor of Wilson Hall) that visitors can connect to and download patches from their vendor or university. This connection will not have internal access to the Fermilab network but will have access to the internet.

Note that only those critical vulnerabilities identified on the following web page will cause a system to be denied a temporary address:

Machines with non-critical vulnerabilities (anything not on the above list at the time of connection) will be granted a temporary address and you will receive email notification with instructions describing how to remediate the remaining vulnerabilities.

More detailed information on computer security at Fermilab, including how to permanently register your laptop for wireless connection for an extended stay will be made available to students once they are accepted.

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Talks, Posters, and Instructions have been uploaded to the Slides Web page

  • Fermilab Today article Hands-on EDIT school a success
  • Fermilab Today article Class begins for EDIT 2012
  • APS Division of Particles and Fields Newsletter article announcing EDIT 2012
  • Fermilab Today article announcing EDIT 2012
  • Fermilab Today article on EDIT 2011

Important Dates:

  • Event dates: February 13 - 24, 2012
  • Application Deadline: November 6, 2011
  • Slide Submission Deadline: Jan 13, 2012

Excellence in Detectors and Instrumentation Technologies Larger Picture
February 13 - 24, 2011
EDIT 2012 The 2012 EDIT symposium will be hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, USA. EDIT 2012 is the second in a new series of international symposiums, devoted to exposing young researchers to hands-on experience with detector and instrumentation technologies.
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