In 2020, IFJ PAN PPSS programme will start on July, 6th and end on July, 31st. It will be divided in two parts: common for all participants (one week) and individual (three weeks).
First part (common)
The first part consists of a series of lectures and classes (all held in English). The goal is to introduce the participants to the basics of particle physics, research methodology and statistical data analysis.
A tentative programme of the first week:
Second part (individual)
The second part of the PPSS programme lasts three weeks and is devoted to work on an individual project. Participants collaborate in small groups (usually in pairs) under tutor's supervision.
The following categories of projects are planned:
- searches for "new physics",
- physics of strong interactions (QCD),
- physics of b-quarks,
- neutrino physics,
- cosmic air showers,
- collisions of ultra-relativistic heavy ions,
- detector control systems in large experiments,
- machine learning,
- particle physics outreach.
The topics of the projects will be chosen from a list that will be distributed during the first week. The participants will choose their first, second and third preference. A possibility of discussing the topics with the supervisors is foreseen. The final decision about the assignment to topics will be taken by the organisers and announced at the end of the common part.