XI SERC School on
Experimental High-Energy Physics

November 07 - 27, 2017

About School
This school is the 11th in the series of such schools organised to impart the key concepts on various topics related to Experimental High Energy Physics (EHEP), primarily to PhD students in their early careers of research in the field. The school provides training through a set of pedagogical lectures on selected topics supported by tutorial sessions. There are dedicated sessions organised where students will have working experience on topics related to detectors, electronics, data analysis techniques, event generators, Monte Carlo methods and detector simulations. The lecturers are drawn from various Institutes and Universities of repute. In addition, in the evenings, eminent scientists are invited to deliver colloquia level talks on recent and future directions in EHEP.

Sponsor: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
Organiser: School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Jatni - 752050, Odisha, India in collaboration with Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar; IIT Bhubaneswar and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
 

  
Lecture Topics
  • Relativistic Kinematics
  • Standard Model and Collider Physics
  • Neutrino Physics
  • Flavour Physics
  • Dark Matter
  • Quark Gluon Plasma
  • Heavy-Ion Phenomenology
  • Detector Physics - Techniques, Working Principle and Applications
  • Trigger, Electronics and Data Acquisition
  • Accelerator
  • Statistical Methods and Error Analysis

Simulation Topics
  • GEANT4 - Basics and applications
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Data Analysis Techniques and ROOT
  • Event Generators

Experiments
There will be hands on work related to building / characterization of resistive plate chamber; proportional counter characterization; Gas Electron Multiplier characterization; Muon life time measurement; Operating point and uniformity tests of scintillator detectors, FPGA basics, sensors interfacing using Lab view etc.
National Program Committee
  • Prafulla Kumar Behera, IITM
  • Sukalyan Chattopadhyay, SINP
  • Gobinda Majumder, TIFR
  • Kajari Mazumdar, TIFR (Chairperson)
  • Bedangadas Mohanty, NISER (Director)
  • Md. Naimuddin, DU
  • Lalit Mohan Pant, BARC

Local Organising Committee
  • Seema Bahinipati, IITBBS
  • Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap, NISER
  • Swapna Mahapatra, Utkal University
  • Prolay Kumar Mal, NISER
  • Bedangadas Mohanty, NISER (Director)
  • Aruna K Nayak, IOP
  • Pradip K Sahu, IOP
  • Ranbir Singh, NISER
  • Sanjay Kumar Swain, NISER (Co-Director)
Registration

Eligibility:

Research scholars, post- doctoral fellows, young faculty members from institutions, universities, colleges and young researchers from R&D center's working in the area of experimental high energy/nuclear physics. A few bright and research motivated final year students of M.Sc./M.Tech. may also be selected. Pre-requisite for the school is having the knowledge of C++ programing language.

Total number of participants:

40 (Forty)

Support:

All participants will be provided to-and-fro IIIrd-AC train fare, lodging and boarding during the period of their stay at the school.

Application :

(a) Only through Online process: Last date was 30-June-2017
(b) Recommendation letter (mandatory) from supervisor should be sent to: sercehep2017 [at] gmail [dot] com

Important Dates:

  • Last date of application: 30 June 2017
  • Last date of receiving recommendation letter: 30 June 2017
  • Intimation to participants: 17 July 2017
  • Confirmation by participants: 31st July 2017
 
 List of confirmed participants 
Lectures
Lecture Timetable
 
Batch/group wise distribution of students for lab and simulation sessions
 
Relativistic Kinematics
LecturerProf. Kajari Mazumdar,
Professor, Department of High Energy Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3 | Note-4 | Note-5 | Note-6
Tutor Prof. Aruna Kumar Nayak,
Reader - F, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Tutorial ProblemsTutorial
Standard Model and collider physics
LecturerProf. Sreerup Raychaudhuri,
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3 | Note-4 | Note-5
Tutorial ProblemsTutorial
Neutrino Physics
LecturerProf. Amol Dighe,
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3 | Note-4
Lecture-1 | Lecture-2 | Lecture-3
TutorProf. Sanjib Kumar Agarwalla,
Reader - F, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Tutorial ProblemsTutorial-1 | Tutorial-2 | Solutions
Flavor Physics
LecturerProf. James Libby,
Associate Professor, Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1
Tutorial Problems
Dark Matter
LecturerProf. Pijushpani Bhattacharjee,
Senior Professor, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Division, Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Lecture-1 | Lecture-2
Tutorial Problems
Quark Gluon Plasma and Heavy ion phenomenology
LecturerProf. Rajeev Bhalerao,
Raja Ramanna Fellow,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3
TutorsProf. Amaresh Jaiswal,
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Tutorial ProblemsTutorial | Solutions
Prof. Victor Roy,
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Detector physics - Techniques, working principle and applications
LecturerProf. Bhartendu K. Singh,
Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Lecture NotesNote-1
Trigger, Electronics and Data Acquisition
LecturerProf. Manfred Jeitler,
Institute of High Energy Physics, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Nikolsdorfergasse 18, 1050 Wien, Austria
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2
Lecture-A | Lecture-B | Lecture-C
Accelerators
LecturerProf. D. P. Mahapatra,
Retd. Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3
Statistical methods and error analysis
LecturerProf. Sadhana Dash,
Associate Professor, Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1
Tutorial Problems
Special evening lectures / Popular talks
TitlePhysics at future colliders | Poster
SpeakerProf. Rohini M. Godbole,
Professor, Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India
TitleLIGO-India: Beyond discovery into Gravitational-wave Astronomy | Poster | Talk
SpeakerProf. Tarun Souradeep,
Spokesperson, LIGO-India & Senior Professor, The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
TitleExploring the phases with FAIR | Poster | Talk
SpeakerProf. Subhasis Chattopadhyay,
Head, High Density-Experimental High Energy Physics Division, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, India
TitleThe Story of Neutrinos | Poster | Talk
SpeakerProf. Naba K. Mondal,
Raja Ramanna Fellow, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India
TitleFuture theoretical challenges and open problems related to QCD | Poster | Talk
SpeakerProf. Sourendu Gupta,
Senior Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Simulations
GEANT4 - Basics and applications
LecturersProf. Gobinda Majumder,
Professor, Department of High Energy Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2
Dr. Ranbir Singh,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Monte Carlo Methods
Lecturers Prof. Satyaki Bhattacharya,
Professor, High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics Division,
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3
Code Set-1 | Code Set-2 | Code Set-3
Code Set-4
Prof. Prolay Kumar Mal,
ReaderĀ­F, School of Physical Sciences,
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Jatni, Odisha, India
Data Analysis Techniques and ROOT
LecturersProf. Seema Bahinipati,
Assistant Professor, School of Basic Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3 | Note-4 | Note-5 | Note-6
Prof. Aruna Kumar Nayak,
Reader - F, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Event Generators
LecturersProf. Lokesh Kumar,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Lecture NotesNote-1 | Note-2 | Note-3 | Note-4 | Note-5 | Note-6 | Note-7
Prof. Chitrasen Jena,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Tirupati, India
Dr. Ajay Kumar Dash,
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Jatni, Odisha, India
Experiments
Building/characterization of Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC)
InstructorsDr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1
Poster
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Prof. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Proportional Counter
InstructorsDr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1
Poster
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Prof. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM)
InstructorsDr. D.S. Bhattacharya,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1
Mr. S.K. Sahu,
Scientific Officer - E, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Prof. P.K. Sahu,
Associate Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Muon lifetime measurement
InstructorsDr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1 | Batch-2 Data
Poster
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Experiments with scintillator paddles
InstructorsDr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1
Poster
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Prof. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Basics of FPGA programming
InstructorMs. Mandakini R. Patil,
Scientific Officer, Department of High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
ManualsManual-1 | Manual-2 | Manual-3 | Manual-4
Poster
Sensor interfacing using labview
InstructorMr. S.K. Sahu,
Scientific Officer - E, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
ManualsManual-1
Prof. P.K. Sahu,
Associate Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Books for school students
Title: Data reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences
Author(s): Philip R. Bevington and D. Keith Robinson
Title: Radiation Detection and Measurement
Author(s): G. F. Knoll
OR
Title: Techniques for nuclear and particle physics experiments
Author(s): W. R. Leo