Jan 2 – 7, 2015
Thon Hotel Skeikampen
Europe/Copenhagen timezone



The purpose of the Nordic Winter School is to introduce PhD and advanced Master's students to selected hot topics in cosmology and particle physics. 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:

James Cline: Topics in Astroparticle Physics
Michael Trott: Higgs Physics and Beyond the Standard Model
Jason Koskinen: Neutrino Physics
Antonio Pich: Effective Field Theory
Jacob Bourjaily: Introduction to modern amplitude calculations
Dominik Schwarz: Introduction to Cosmology

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.

Application procedure:

For PhD students: Please send a mail to studsgaard@nbi.ku.dk with a very brief description of your research project(s) and the name of your adviser.

For MSc students: Please send a mail to studsgaard@nbi.ku.dk with a transcript of your grades.

For post-docs and more senior scientists: Please register directly at the Registration page.

Friday the 2nd and Wednesday 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 Saturday through Tuesday, with free time in the middle of the day for outdoor activities like cross-country and downhill skiing.

The school is sponsored by the Discovery Center (NBI), The Danish Council for Independent Research (FNU), the Lundbeck Foundation, and the Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA).
Thon Hotel Skeikampen
Hotellvegen 3 2652 Svingvoll NORWAY