Nordic Winter School on Particle Physics and Cosmology
The purpose of the Nordic Winter School is to introduce PhD and advanced Master's students to selected current topics in particle physics and cosmology. It will be held at the Thon Hotel Skeikampen, approximately 40 kilometers north of Lillehammer (200 km north from Oslo). You can find details about the area here.
List of lecturers:
Cliff Burgess: Effective field theory in cosmology and particle physics
John Donoghue: Gravity and effective field theory
Tanja Hinderer: Gravitational waves, theory and observation
Stefania Xella: Topics in Experimental Particle physics
Antonella Garzilli: Neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology
Subodh Patil: Introduction to cosmology and structure formation
Michael Trott: The Standard Model effective field theory
The school is limited to 40 students from the Nordic countries, and is subject to a selection. We expect to be able to cover all local costs + transportation between Oslo Airport and the hotel. Young post-docs are encouraged to participate as well. Exceptionally talented M.Sc. students can apply too.
Exceptionally qualified students from outside the region may be admitted on a case by case basis, and on the assumption that they can have their expenses covered by other sources.
Wednesday the 2nd and Monday the 7th will be days of travel, and bus transportation will be arranged from/to Oslo Airport Gardermoen on these dates. If you're accepted at the school, you should plan so that you can catch the bus at 2:00 PM on Jan. 2nd, and have a return flight no earlier than 1:00 PM on the 7th. Lectures will be held on Tuesday through Friday, with free time in the middle of the day for outdoor activities like cross-country and downhill skiing.