European School of High-Energy Physics

News, 04 September 2019

The annual 27th European School of High-Energy Physics (ESHEP-2019) is 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 and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. This year, the Russian Federation has been chosen to hold the event.

This series of schools, famous 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 participate in the 27th School. Most of them are post-graduate students who finish their dissertations, possess a high scientific potential, and take part in recent research. Leading scientists – world specialists in the major fields of modern high energy physics deliver their lectures and conduct discussions.

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

In the frames of the School, a special event is planned. There will be a discussion of the role of fundamental science in the development of the modern society with the participation of the public, listeners of the School, CERN and JINR leadership, representatives of science and organization financing science. The event will take place on 6 September in the Big Hall of the St. Petersburg RAS Scientific Centre.

The programme of the event includes a public lecture by CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti and a discussion with the participation of guests.

To discuss the lecture by F. Gianotti, organizers invited 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, President of the NRC “Kurchatov Institute”, RAS Corresponding Member M. V. Kovalchuk, SPbSTU Rector, RAS Academician A. I. Rudskoy, SPBU Rector Prof. N. M. Kropachev.

Thus, the whole series of European Schools of High-Energy Physics organized 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.

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” also take part in the organization of the School-2019.

ESHEP-2019 Organizing Committee