Date & Location
The ISAPP Summer Institute (SI) will be held from July 20th to August 7th, 2009 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It is organised within the KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA). Most activities of the SI will take place at the Campus South (University of Karlsruhe) and Campus North (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) of KIT.
Purpose & Structure
The Summer Institute offers participation in current research projects within KCETA. It addresses PhD students in theoretical and experimental particle & astroparticle physics. The participants will gain insight into the ongoing research, get know-how on experimental techniques via specific SI projects which are embedded into the current work programme at KCETA.
The programme of the SI consists of introductory seminars into the fields of particle and astroparticle physics as well as the specific research projects and experimental techniques. The SI is focussed on individual participation of the students in research projects such as Auger, CMS, EDELWEISS, KASCADE-Grande, KATRIN, LOPES, grid computing and data processing & electronics.
To ensure a most efficient course, the number of participants in the SI is limited to 25.
A network of European Doctorate Schools has organized a common curriculum in Astroparticle Physics. On the basis of agreements among these schools, specialized courses concerning Astroparticle Physics are organized in a common International School on Astroparticle Physics (ISAPP), while bilateral or multilateral student exchanges concerning the research activities in this field are also possible, in view of their thesis preparation.