International Neutrino Summer School
DEADLINE: April 24, 2017
MoνingKnowledge17 is the first International neutrino Summer School organized by the University of Oxford, the University of Pisa and the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab (CAIF - Fermilab, USA). Participants in the school will spend four weeks in Oxford followed by nine weeks at Fermilab. Neutrino physics is a central part of particle physics. Neutrinos are fundamental particles. At the birth of the Universe the Big Bang produced neutrinos in prodigious quantities that are still traveling through space at almost the speed of light. The fusion furnace of our sun pumps out neutrinos. When a star goes supernova, the last stage of its life involves the generation of an enormous burst of neutrinos. There are about 1015 neutrinos passing through each of us every second. Although so abundant, neutrinos interact only feebly with matter, a property that makes them a challenge to study. There are three different types of neutrino: electron, e, muon, μ, and tau, τ. In 1999 it was discovered that these three types of neutrino can oscillate into each other. Today, Fermilab is one of the major neutrino factory worldwide. It hosts several leading experiments studying neutrinos, operated by large international Scientific Collaborations such as MicroBooNE and SBND (Short-Baseline Near Detector). The Oxford Sub-Department of Particle Physics is actively involved in the Fermilab neutrino program and collaborates closely with the Harvard University MicroBooNE group. If you are fascinated by these invisible particles, this school is the ideal environment to work with experts in neutrino physics from Italy, Fermilab and Oxford. You will have a unique opportunity to experience Oxford academic life having a welcome dinner in one of the most fascinating colleges and later 9 weeks in one of most important physics laboratories in the world joining other summer students. The school is part of the well-established Summer School Program.