SERC Schools in Theoretical High Energy Physics (India)

in brief

The High Energy Physics community in India has been organising SERC Schools in Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) since 1985. The objective of these schools is to train Ph.D. students in subjects one needs to learn to do research in THEP and, at the same time, to expose them to recent developments in the field. Preparatory Schools featuring foundational courses were introduced in 1996 and have since been held almost every year. The courses in the Main School are now more advanced. The need for this enterprise and its success lead to schools in the same model in several other disciplines. Today a good number of ‘graduates’ from the SERC School are established researchers and hold faculty positions in various institutes and universities.

forthcoming/ ongoing/ just concluded schools

The XXXII Main School will be held at the BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad during March 19 — April 7, 2018. Rahul Nigam, is the Director of the school. The courses to be taught are: Dark Matter, Electroweak Effective Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory & Bootstrap and Soft Theorems. Further details will be available shortly.

The next Preparatory School will be held at the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad during July 2 — 29, 2018. As usual, the courses to be taught are Group Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics & the Standard Model, General Theory of Relativity and Statistical Methods in HEP. The directors of the School are E. Harikumar and Rukmani Mohanta. Further details will be available soon.

most recent schools

The last Preparatory School was held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Gandhinagar during September 5 — October 1, 2016.

The XXXI Main School was held at the University of Kalyani during January 9 — 28, 2017.


These schools are sponsored by the Science & Engineering Research Board (erstwhile Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)) under the auspices of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

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