Jul 19 – 27, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

The 2021 JENNIFER2 Summer School will introduce undergraduate and beginning-graduate physics students to particle-physics research performed at the KEK laboratory in Japan, focusing on the research of the Belle II and T2K collaborations. The school will take place on 19-27 July, 2021, via remote participation.

The school lectures will focus on theoretical and experimental heavy-flavour and neutrino physics, accelerator and detector physics, and statistics and machine learning. Hands-on (remote) activities will include analysis of electron-positron collision data collected by the Belle II experiment, as well as construction of a drift-chamber particle detector and analysis of its performance. Students will also participate in virtual tours of experimental facilities at KEK. Activities will take place approximately from 8:30 to 15:00 in the central European timezone.

Some of the students will also be able to participate in a more in-depth mentorship experience during the weeks or months after the school. The mentorship will involve a research or development project under the guidance of an experienced physicist from Belle II or T2K. The details of the mentorship, including dates, topics, and scope, will be jointly decided by the mentor and student in each case.

The School is intended for physics students from any country. By the start of the School, applicants must have completed at least 3 and not more than 4.5 years of full-time studies at the university level. Generally, participants will be around the end of their B.Sc., with some country-dependent variation. Participating undergraduate students are expected to continue to a graduate physics program. Good knowledge of English is required. 

The School is organized by JENNIFER2 (Japan and Europe Network for Neutrino and Intensity Frontier Experimental Research 2), a European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 822070, and by KEK. No fee is charged for participation in the school.

For inquiries, please email us at jennifer2-school@ml.post.kek.jp.

To apply for participation in the school, please go the Application page. Applications will close during the day of May 31.