42nd BUSSTEPP Summer School - Durham University


BUSSTEPP is a long-established summer school aimed at PhD students in theoretical particle physics who have completed a year of graduate studies. Having built a very strong international reputation over 40 years, it has been supported by STFC or its predecessor in order to provide a comprehensive and in-depth overview of research in elementary particle physics. The school runs at the beginning of September with arrival on Sunday 2nd September and departure on Friday 14th September.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Quantum Field Theory (6 lectures): Sebastian Jaeger
  • The Standard Model and Beyond (6 lectures): A. Romanino
  • Lattice Field Theory (5 lectures): L. Del Debbio
  • LHC physics (4 lectures): M. Spannowsky
  • Cosmology (4 lectures): E. Copeland
  • Supersymmetry (4 lectures): B. Allanach
  • Neutrinos and Dark Matter (4 lectures): T. Schwetz
  • Experimental Physics (2 lectures): Mario Campanelli

All the training activities, including lectures, individual study, tutorials and student talks will take place in the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics and in the Department of Physics, at Durham University.

The registration deadline is May 31st 2012. There is a maximum allocation for the number of fully supported PhD students. Therefore, we strongly encourage early registration.

Local organization

  • S. Pascoli (Director)
  • J. Jaeckel
  • J. Davis
  • M. Dolan
  • C. Englert
  • V. Khoze
  • C. Wymant

STFC-funded and self-funded students are fully supported. EPSRC and EU- funded students will be charged £720 to cover the costs of meals, accommodation and a small administrative charge.