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HRI?s training for budding physicists from April 10

HARISH-CHANDRA Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, is going to host the Phase one of the first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Training School for the budding physicists this year from April 10 to 25.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 01:19 IST

HARISH-CHANDRA Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, is going to host the Phase one of the first India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Training School for the budding physicists this year from April 10 to 25.

The second phase of the school is scheduled to be held at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) at Kolkata between May 1-13, 2006.

Meant for students and post-docs desirous of working in INO, the school is aimed at MSc level students and will primarily cover the phenomenological, theoretical and experimental aspects of physics related to INO.

The number of participants has been limited to about 15 students and preference will be given to students already actively involved in INO work or those who have expressed a strong inclination to do so.

The National Neutrino Collaboration group is actively studying the physics potential of an iron-calorimeter detector ICAL with respect to atmospheric neutrinos.

In the Phase-I, the topics to be covered include Particle Physics and the Standard Model and topics in Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics. The school aims at presenting a broad overview of neutrino physics and the reasons which have motivated the proposal to build INO, after providing an appropriate background in basic topics essential to understanding the current state of the field.

It will be a fore-runner to one or more successive schools covering other aspects of INO, like simulations and detector design and magnet studies among others.

The Phase-II part of the school— that is to be held at VECC and SINP— will be devoted to the experimental aspects of this field. It will aim at presenting a broad overview of the interaction of radiation with matter, various detector systems, related electronics, data-acquisition systems, simulation studies including introduction to GEANT and ROOT.

The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) is a Kolkata based premier research and development unit of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. This Centre is dedicated to carrying out forefront research and development in the fields of Accelerator Science & Technology, Nuclear Science (Theoretical and Experimental), Material Science, Computer Science & Technology and in other relevant areas.

The Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, is an institute for basic research and training in physical and biophysical sciences.