A welcome lecture by CERN's Nick Ellis and Osaka University's Kazunori Hanagaki kicked off the first Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High Energy Physics in Fukuoka, Japan, today. Young researchers and graduate students in the Asian, European and Pacific regions were split into discussion groups for upcoming sessions on field theory and phenomenology.
The school provides young physicists with an opportunity to learn about recent advances in elementary-particle physics from world-leading researchers. High-energy physics will be taught from an experimental and phenomenological perspective, with a focus on accelerator-based programmes in Europe and Asia, as well as related fields such as astroparticle physics and the cosmological aspects of particle physics. ALICE physicist Werner Riegler will lead three sessions on instrumentation, covering detector systems from trackers to triggers, and practical classes on statistics are also on the programme.
Local organization of the school is strongly supported by KEK and Kyushu University, among other universities in Japan. The school runs until 27 October.