Special Remote DESY Summer School 2023
This iremote/virtual summer school offers physics data analysis projects in the area of LHC physics. Students will first learn basic features of proton-proton collisions and analysis tools, and then start working on concrete projects.
The results of the projects will be written up in short Analysis Notes, which are then submitted to the corresponding LHC experiments for approval.
We will have introductory lectures in the first week and working sessions in the following weeks from 2-4 pm CEST.
This event follows a similar structure and intention of an online school which we had in 2021, during the pandemic: students from 13 different countries joined this school. For this school we expect a similar number of participants coming from very different countries.
The school is about basic research in the field of elementary particle physics. The Summer School brings students from all over the world together. With a fully online summer school, students from all countries can participate at no costs. The experience from the 2021 school showed, that many students from countries with low financial support have registered and participated. We expect a similar situation for this school.
Especially in the present situation where sanctions also in science against different countries exist and hinder the free flow of scientific exchange and discussion, it is important to allow participation from everywhere, without asking for affiliation or nationality.
In addition, since no travel is required CO2 emissions are significantly reduced.
During the school, students from very different countries can meet and learn together and from each other. We expect, that this school (as it was already in the 2021 school) will enable students to apply for theses programs abroad. They will receive letters of recommendation from the school, which will help them in future applications (as the experience from the 2021 school shows).
One of the major outcome (besides the scientific experience) are the contacts among the students, the experience of team-working and a general view beyond the national borders.