UPDATE March 12, 2020: TRISEP-2020 is postponed for one year and will become TRISEP-2021.

We are proud to offer a genuinely international school in elementary particles: our lecturers are world experts and students are from fine institutions all around the world. The school is a way to bring people together to learn and share ideas. Because of uncertainty in international travel with the Covid-19 situation, we cannot ask people to make plans, and in some cases seek out visas, to  attend a school we may not be able to hold.

We, the TRISEP organizing committee, will defer TRISEP for one year. The 2021 school will be at SNOLAB and we will ask students to re-apply in January 2021. TRISEP will continue the rotation with the Perimeter Institute hosting in 2022 and TRIUMF in 2023. We are disappointed and ask for your understanding.

– a note from the TRISEP 2020 Advisory Committee


The 2020 Tri-Institute Summer School on Elementary Particles (TRISEP) will be held from July 6 – 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.


Registration for this event has been postponed.

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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