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Physics Summer School

08/17/2009 15:55:51

Physicists from around the world will be in the Lake District this week at an international school for scientists keen to discover more about the building blocks of the universe.

Around 60 participants from 16 different countries will be at the event which runs from August 17 to 23 in Ambleside.

The Linear Collider Physics School is primarily organized by Lancaster University’s Physics Department and follows earlier successful schools in 2003 and 2006.

Dr Andre Sopczak of Lancaster University Department of Physics said: "This School brings together students and post doctoral researchers from around the world to learn about the accelerator, detector and physics potential of a Linear Collider. Participants have the opportunity to discuss their research with world-leading experts in the marvellous environment of the English Lake District."

The school will be held on the campus of the University of Cumbria in Ambleside.

The International Advisory Committee supporting the School consists of 14 world leaders in their field including several directors of research institutes. It has been made possible by several national and international sponsors including the John Adams Institute, the Cockcroft Institute, IPPP Durham, CERN, DESY, the Institute of Physics, the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division of the Institute of Physics and the Science & Technology Facilites Council. The team of 12 organisers includes Lancaster University’s Dr A. Sopczak, chair, Dr Chris Bowdery and Dr Jonathan Gratus.

The School webpage is