|Time||July 12||July 14||July 15||July 16||July 18|
|08:30-09:30||0. Welcome||6. ν osc. the.||12. DM theory||18. comp. tools||24. analog elec.|
|09:45-10:45||1. ν overview||7. ν osc. exp.||13. DM (indirect)||19. Geant4 sim.||25. digital elec.|
|11:00-12:00||2. ν mass exp.||8. ν mass the.||14. HPGe system||20. Geant4 sim.||26. underground lab|
|14:00-14:45||3. ν mass exp.||9. semiconductor||15. spectroscopy||21. pre-amp||27. data analysis|
|15:00-16:00||4. DM intro.||10. v astr.||16. RPC & INO||22. xstal growth||28. data analysis|
|16:15-17:15||5. rad. det. basic||11. ν interactions||17. HPGe appl.||23. det. fab.||29. sum. & exam|
(Oliver Schulz, Xiang Liu, Anna Zsigmond)
(Oliver Schulz, Xiang Liu, Anna Zsigmond)
Two days of guided excursions will interleave five days of lectures. The expense is included in the registration fee. We may visit the following sites:
Students are encouraged to present their own research in the form of posters. There will be a “Best poster award” announced at the end of the school. Posters will be hang around the lecture room and/or the dinner place to give us chances to discuss about them.
Participants should apply for L visa (tourist visa) via their local Chinese embassy or consulate by providing their ordinary passport, visa application form, and other required documents. General information can be found on the Chinese embassy website. For US citizen, please follow instructions on this page.
Updates on Apr. 30, 2018: we cannot issue invitation letters anymore. People who registered late have to apply their visa without the letter. This is possible. Please read the links provided above carefully and find out how to do that.
If your institute representative is not assisting you with your visa application process, please fill this form and send it to the organizer together with a photo copy of the name page of your passport so that we can draft the invitation letter for you accordingly. If you have been taken care of, there is no need to submit the materials twice. Please note that these materials have to be submitted before March 31. Otherwise, you may not get an invitation letter in time. In that case, you can use your hotel and flight booking information instead of the invitation letter in your visa application. But in general, you are advised to avoid any last-minute action if possible.
Some instructions on filling the form:
Breakfast will be provided by hotel. We highly encourage you to book lunch box and dinner provided by the local organizing committee to have safe, convenient and delicious food. Tickets can be purchased on site one day before the school. Please indicate your food preference in our registration form so that we can prepare accordingly. We can provide information for your own food adventures on excursion days. It would be wise to have some local students in your adventure team.
We will be staying in the KeHuaYuan Hotel right on SCU campus from July 11 to 18. Its address is
No. 141, Ke-Hua North Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, China
There is no need to make your own reservation as long as you register online. Students are highly encouraged to share rooms. Foreign students will be mixed with Chinese students to increase culture exchange opportunities.
Lecturers will stay in the same hotel to maximize the chance for students to discuss with them.
PIRE GEMADARC provides some limited amount of awards for students and lecturers who perform well in the school. The awards will be announced at the end of the school. The school does not have budget to cover individual travel costs. Participants are responsible to finance their own travels.
In addition to two days of excursions, we offer you
The registration is closed. The registration fee is $160 US dollars for students outside of China, and 1,000 RMB for Chinese students. It is used to cover the following cost:
Please refer to this page for the payment of the registration fee. If you cannot stay for the whole school, you can pay for a daily fee on the spot.
Please note that the registration process and fee are NOT waived for lecturers. They need to fill the form and pay the registration fee as well. However, lecturers from outside the PIRE-GEMADARC collaboration may receive lecturing fees as compensation.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/pire-gemadarc/ is a webpage about our school in LinkedIn, which can be referred to in your LinkedIn profile.
We adopt the Code of Conduct for APS Meetings for our summer school. Please make sure that you are familiar with it before you join the school.
A more senior person hosts a more junior person and provides opportunity and mentoring:
Senior faculty/staff could offer projects for junior faculty/staff
The project should help the seniors as they would delegate some work, and help the juniors as they gain experience. There could be projects where no travel is required.
Any faculty, but especially junior faculty/postdocs , could offer projects for graduate students
The junior faculty gain experience in guiding people, planing and mentoring. The graduate students learn something in a new research environment. The length of the exchange should be between 3 and 9 months.
Graduate students could offer projects for under-graduate students. [the RISE model]
The graduate students gain experience in guiding people, planing and mentoring. The under-graduate students learn something in a research environment. The lengths of the exchange should be between 8 and 15 weeks.
Under-graduate students [with help from above] could offer projects for high-school students. It is very good for the students to think about how to teach 15 to 18 years old.
Researchers at MPI welcome visitors at all levels, as long as they are more than 18 years old and have valid papers. The best experience is normally obtained in a one-on-one situation.
They can provide required invitation letters and directing people how to register [which is required for people working there]. Health insurance is required! It can be purchased there, if it cannot be proven to exist. Liability insurance is also required. It can be provided together with a small contract [below the taxable limit].
PIRE-GEMADRAC offers an opportunity to obtain research experience this summer in China. The program lasts 10 weeks with 6 weeks in China. The scholarship is $10,500 in total including $5,000 stipend and $5,500 travel expenses. The flier of the program for this year can be found here. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2018.
PIRE-GEMADARC also provides international graduate exchange programs involving worldwide best facilities and prestigious institutions: MPI in Germany, Tsinghua University in China, Academic Institute of Physics in Taiwan, and Queen’s University in Canada. Scholarship receivers are expected to spend 6-10 weeks every year on Ge-based low-energy neutrino physics, dark matter searches, and neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. Contacts: Joel Sander, Dongming Mei, Jing Liu, Wenqin Xu.
PIRE-GEMADARC offers travel award up to $3,000 for graduate students to participate