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: Application form is given below.
(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

Application Form - SERC EHEP School 2017 at NISER

MSc / MTech
PhD
Reference letter - Please request your supervisor to send an email recommendation to sercehep2017 [at] gmail.com before 30th June 2017.
Lectures
Relativistic Kinematics
LecturerProf. Kajari Mazumdar,
Professor, Department of High Energy Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture Notes
Tutors*Tutorial Problems
Standard Model and collider physics
LecturerProf. Sreerup Raychaudhuri,
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture Notes
Tutors*Tutorial Problems
Neutrino Physics
LecturerProf. Amol Dighe,
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture Notes
Tutors*Tutorial Problems
Flavor Physics
Lecturer*Lecture Notes
Tutors*Tutorial Problems
Dark Matter
Lecturer*Lecture Notes
Tutors*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 Notes
TutorsDr. Amaresh Jaiswal,
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Tutorial Problems
Dr. 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 Notes
Trigger, Electronics and Data Acquisition
Lecturer*Lecture Notes
Accelerators
LecturerProf. D. P. Mahapatra,
Retd. Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, India
Lecture Notes
Statistical methods and error analysis
LecturerDr. Sadhana Dash,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Lecture Notes
Tutors*Tutorial Problems
Special evening lectures / Popular talks
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SpeakerProf. Rohini M. Godbole,
Professor, Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India
Title*
SpeakerProf. Tarun Souradeep,
Spokesperson, LIGO-India & Senior Professor, The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
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SpeakerProf. Subhasis Chattopadhyay,
Head, High Density-Experimental High Energy Physics Division, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata, India
Title*
SpeakerProf. Naba K. Mondal,
Raja Ramanna Fellow, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India
Title*
Speaker*
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Speaker*
Simulations
GEANT4 - Basics and applications
Lecturer(s)Prof. Gobinda Majumder,
Professor, Department of High Energy Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Lecture Notes
Dr. Ranbir Singh,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Lecture Notes
Monte Carlo Methods
Lecturer(s)*Lecture Notes
*Lecture Notes
Data Analysis Techniques and ROOT
Lecturer(s)Dr. Seema Bahinipati,
Assistant Professor, School of Basic Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Lecture Notes
Dr. Aruna Kumar Nayak,
Reader, Institute of Physics (IOP),
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Lecture Notes
Event Generators
Lecturer(s)*Lecture Notes
*Lecture Notes
Experiments
Building/characterization of Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC)
Instructor(s)Dr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Manuals
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Dr. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Proportional Counter
Instructor(s)Dr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Manuals
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Dr. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM)
Instructor(s)Dr. D.S. Bhattacharya,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Manuals
Mr. S.K. Sahu,
Scientific Officer - E, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Dr. P.K. Sahu,
Associate Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Muon lifetime measurement
Instructor(s)Dr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Manuals
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
Instructor(s)Dr. Varchaswi K.S. Kashyap,
Scientific Officer - D, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Manuals
Dr. Meghna K.K.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar, Jatni, Odisha, India
Dr. Saikat Biswas,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Unified Academic Campus, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Basics of FPGA programming
Instructor(s)Ms. Mandakini R. Patil,
Scientific Officer, Department of High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
Manuals
Sensor interfacing using labview
Instructor(s)Mr. S.K. Sahu,
Scientific Officer - E, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Manuals
Dr. P.K. Sahu,
Associate Professor, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India