JULY 6 – 17, 2020 | SNOLAB | ON | CANADA

The 2020 Tri-Institute Summer School on Elementary Particles (TRISEP) will be held from July 5 – 17, 2020 at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario. TRISEP is an international summer school organized jointly by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, SNOLAB, Canada’s deep underground physics lab, and TRIUMF, Canada‚Äôs particle accelerator centre.

This interactive school will feature lectures by leading experts in the field of particle physics and is designed with ample time for group work, problem solving, and discussions with the speakers. TRISEP is intended for graduate students of all levels who have taken an advanced quantum mechanics class and an introductory particle physics class.


Application for enrollment is now open.

The review and acceptance of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing until spaces in the summer school are filled. Initial invitation letters will be sent out by email in early March 2020.

The Institute for Particle Physics in Canada has generously agreed to provide support for students. A limited number of stipends equivalent to one half or the full cost of accommodation at the Laurentian University residences are available. To apply for this support, please have your supervisor write a one page letter detailing the request to trisep@trisep.ca.


TRISEP 2020 lectures include:

  • Sally Dawson (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Michelle Dolinski (Drexel University)
  • Steve Elliott (Los Alamos National Lab)
  • Deborah Harris (York University)
  • Matthew Johnson (York University)
  • Louis Lyons (University of Oxford)
  • David Morrissey (TRIUMF)
  • Wolfgang Rau (TRIUMF / McDonald Institute)
  • Pearl Sandick (University of Utah)


Previous TRISEP schools: 2019, 2018, 2017201620152014 and 2013.

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