The 1999 SERC Preparatory School in Theoretical High Energy Physics (THEP) will be held, from 10 May to 5 June 1999, at the Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
The purpose of this school is to train young research workers in basic areas of THEP. The Preparatory School will consist of courses on (the instructors mentioned below are tentative):
(1) Quantum Field Theory (S. Jain), (2) Methods of Mathematical Physics (D. Sen), (3) Particle Physics (A. Patel), (4) The Standard Model (B. Ananthanarayan).
Applications will be considered, on an all India basis, from students enrolled in research programmes in high energy physics, both theoretical and experimental. Students already enrolled for the Ph.D. degree, as well as students who have just finished their M.Sc. degree and are planning to enroll for the Ph.D. degree, are eligible for application. Research students working in areas closely related to THEP (e.g. Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics) are also encouraged to apply. Young university teachers, engaged in teaching high energy physics, may also apply for participation in this Preparatory School.
Please send in your application on plain paper providing the following particulars:
Please arrange to send two recommendation letters directly (one from the thesis/project superviser). They should clearly mention the candidate's background knowledge and aptitude for research, as well as the necessity or otherwise of attending the Preparatory School.
Financial support for train travel, with free boarding and lodging, will be provided to about 30 selected participants. The last date for receiving applications and recommendation letters is 22 March 1999. Selected candidates will be informed by 31 March 1999. To avoid last minute rush for train reservations in summer, applicants are advised to buy tickets well in advance.