Scientific Programme

Between two infinities
"Particle Physics, Astroparticles and Cosmology"


Scientific Programme

The programme of one week is organised in the following way:

  • About 15 lectures (see below) of 2 x 45 min (=2h)
  • Work on small groups for exercises and small workshops on dedicated subjects
  • A Poster-session of the students presenting their research work (if applicable) or their university
  • A visit to the IPHC on the Campus, a complete day at the astronomical observatory of Strasbourg and at the Centre for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • An optional test at the end of the Campus could be credited with 3 ECTS by the home university of the student.


  • Introduction, the two infinities and their connections (2h)
    Vanina Ruhlmann-Kleider, DAPNIA-CEA, Saclay
    Talk part 1 - Talk part 2
  • The Standard Model of particle physics and beyond (6h)
    Benjamin Fuks and Michel Rausch de Traubenberg, IPHC-UdS, Strasbourg
    • Field Theory and Gauge Theory.
    • Application: construction of the Standard Model of particle physics.
    • Problems and open questions of the Standard Model.
    • Beyond the standard Model: GUT, SUSY, extra dim, supercordes.
    • QCD for the LHC.
  • Particle detectors and large HEP-experiments
    Laurent Serin, LAL, Orsay
  • Physics at the LHC: first results (4h)
    Karl Jakobs, Univ. Freiburg
    Talk part 1 - Talk part 2 - Talk part 3 - Talk part 4
  • CP-violation and matter anti-matter asymmetry, Baryogenesis (2h)
    Régis Lefèvre, LHCb, Clermont-Ferrand
    Presentation (pdf) - Presentation (PowerPoint)
  • Heavy Ion collisions and the Quark Gluon Plasma (2h)
    Antonin Maire, IPHC-UdS, Strasbourg
    Presentation (pdf) - Presentation (OpenOffice Impress)
  • Physics of neutrino oscillations (2h)
    Anselmo Meregaglia, IPHC, Strasbourg
  • Cosmology and astrophysics: a day at the Astronomical Observatory Strasbourg
    Thursday 7/07
    • Dynamics of the Universe & the rise of large Scale structures, the cosmological sky
      Dominique Aubert, Observatoire Astronomique, Strasbourg
      Lecture Notes - Talk part 1 : Basics - Talk part 2 : The Cosmological Sky
    • Alternative to the standard cosmological model
      Benoit Famaey, Observatoire Astronomique, Strasbourg
    • Neutrino astrophysics: ANTARES, ICECUBE
      Thierry Pradier, IPHC-UdS, Strasbourg
    • Virtual observatory
      Caroline Bot, Observatoire Astronomique, Strasbourg
  • Astroparticle physics: a day at the KIT
    Monday 11th
    • Introduction, Perspectives and Challenges in Astroparticle Physics
      Johannes Blümer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • High-Energy Cosmic Ray Physics
      Ralph Engel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • Neutrino masses, experiment KATRIN
      Guido Drexlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • Direct search for Cosmological Dark Matter
      Klaus Eitel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • Visit of experiments KATRIN, KASKADE, Pierre AUGER Observatory
  • Introduction to gamma-ray Astronomy (2h)
    Marianne Lemoine-Goumard, CENBG, Bordeaux

This programme might be complemented by a public evening lecture to be defined

Student working groups:

They will be run in parallel in smaller groups:

  • Exercises (Standard Model, neutrino oscillations, Basics of the dynamics of the Universe)
  • Work with real and simulated events from LHC, event displays very simple analysis (E. Conte, UHA, E. Chabert, UdS)