In 2021, IFJ PAN PPSS programme will start on July, 5th and end on July, 30th. It will be divided in two parts: common for all participants (one week) and individual (three weeks).
Depending on the epidemic situation, three scenarios are considered:
- programme will be held fully remotely (as in 2020),
- all participants will be invited to INP PAS (as in 2013-2019),
- programme will be held partially remotely (only some participants will come to INP PAS; due to travel/quarantine restrictions).
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.
Please note that hours are given in local time (CEST, Warsaw, see here).
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 a week before start of programme. A possibility of discussing the topics with the supervisors is foreseen during the first days of programme. The participants will choose their first, second and third preference. The final decision about the assignment to topics will be taken by the organisers and announced at the end of the common part.