Training young physicists: a 20 year success story

In 1993, a new series of physics schools began in Europe, organized jointly by CERN and JINR


From 5-18 June, some of the best students in experimental particle physics are learning together in Parádfürdő, Hungary, for the 2013 European School of High-Energy Physics. This series of physics schools, which started 20 years ago, is a direct descendent of the CERN Schools of High-Energy Physics that began in the early 1960s.

From 1970, every second school was organized together with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), but in the early 1990s it was agreed that future schools should be organized jointly every year. As a result, the first European School of High-Energy Physics took place in Zakopane, Poland, in 1993.

The European Schools have proved highly successful and continue to attract a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates. They have also spawned similar ventures in Latin America and Asia.

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The European Schools of High-Energy Physics

"Training young physicists: a 20 year success story" - CERN Courier