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Summer School - Search for New Physics with Low-Energy Precision Tests, 16-22 June 2019, Netherlands

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: Apr 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 16, 2019 12:00 to Jun 22, 2019 12:00

Search for New Physics with Low-Energy Precision Tests

The unexplained nature of dark matter and energy and the relative abundance of matter and antimatter are just two out of many reasons to expect physics beyond the Standard Model. In an attempt to resolve these issues, a variety of theoretical extensions to the Standard Model were developed. These extensions also predict new phenomena, such as the variation of fundamental constants and symmetry violation beyond allowed by the Standard Model. Sophisticated experiments are needed to detect these phenomena and thereby explore the physics beyond the Standard Model.

Low-energy precision tests are a very promising alternative to high energy accelerator research in this field. Using a combination of precision table-top experiments, electronic structure calculations and particle-physics theory, the understanding of the foundations of our universe can be tested at energies that effectively surpass those available at the largest particle accelerators. The search for new physics beyond the Standard Model using small-scale experiments is the topic of this summer school.

Leading experts will provide an overview of both experimental and theoretical aspects of this exciting field of research. Topics will include the status of the Standard Model and its extensions, parity violation, search for the electron electric dipole moment and for variation of the fundamental constants, methods to manipulate and control atoms, ions and molecules, and theoretical approaches. By bringing together enthusiastic scientists and students from different disciplines connected to the search for physics beyond the Standard Model, we hope to foster the development of this field and to encourage future collaborations.

Course information

Target audience

This summer school is intended for MA/PhD/Postdocs in the field(s) of atomic and molecular physics, theoretical physics and chemistry, and particle physics with an interest in searches for new physics.

The participants should have at least Bachelor degree knowledge of Physics or Chemistry. It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .


The summer school starts on 16 June 2019 and ends on 22 June 2019. 
A detailed schedule will be published later.

Learning outcomes

During the course you will learn about:

  • Particle physics theories beyond the Standard Model
  • Experimental methods for search for new physics with low energy precision tests
  • Theoretical methods for electronic structure of atoms and molecules
  • Search for new physics with highly charged ions
  • Laser cooling of molecules


The summer school will consist of 3.5 days of lectures and a one day symposium. The students are expected to present a poster and to give a short presentation.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 40 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.


The fee of  900 includes:

  • Participation in the programme
  • Housing (5 nights, from Sunday 16/6 to Friday 21/6) in a conference hotel at the Island of Ameland
  • Lunches
  • Coffee/tea
  • Dinners (including conference dinner)
  • Excursions
  • Welcoming drinks

Application procedure

To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Short CV
  • Poster abstract, no more than 100 words

The deadline for application is 1 April 2019.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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