ESHEP-2019 was held in St. Petersburg

News, 23 September 2019

The annual 27th European School of High-Energy Physics (ESHEP-2019) was held from 4 to 17 September 2019 in St. Petersburg. These schools are held successively in the Member States of two international organizations, namely the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

This series of schools, known also as CERN-JINR schools, traditionally attract much attention of the youth thanks to a sophisticated scientific programme, well-developed format, and a careful choice of lecturers and leaders of discussions. About 100 listeners from more than 30 countries participated in the School. Most of them are post-graduate students who complete their dissertations, possess a high scientific potential, and take part in recent research.

Leading scientists, world specialists in the main fields of modern high energy physics, delivered their lectures and conducted discussions. In particular, a lecture on the Standard Model was given by A. V. Bednyakov, V. A. Rubakov reported on cosmology, M.I. Vysotskiy made a lecture on heavy quark physics; A. V. Gladyshev, D.G. Levkov and E.Ya. Nugayev led discussions.

CERN Director-General Prof. Fabiola Gianotti and JINR Director, RAS Academician Victor Matveev presented traditional lectures on scientific programmes and promising research in the fields of high energy and particle physics.

In the frames of the School, a meeting with the participation of the public took place. The event started with a lecture by CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti and was continued by a question-and-answer session and a round-table discussion about the role of fundamental science in the development of modern society. JINR Director, RAS Academician V. A. Matveev, Deputy Academician Secretary and Head of the RAS Department of Physical Sciences Academician V. A. Rubakov, First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, RAS Academician G. V. Trubnikov, SPbU Deputy Rector for Science Professor S.V. Mikuschev took part in this meeting, as well as listeners of the School, researches, students of universities, and high-grade schoolchildren.

Thus, the whole series of European Schools of High-Energy Physics organized jointly by CERN and JINR continues to fulfil its scientific and cultural mission at a high level constantly enhancing the programme and formats of interaction with the audience and the public.

Source: DLNP website