2017 CTEQ School

The Coordinated Theoretical-Experimental Project on QCD


will organize and conduct the
CTEQ School
QCD and Electroweak Phenomenology

University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
18 - 28 July 2017

The school will be locally hosted by PITT PACC, and the Monte Carlo Tutorial Sessions will be organized with the cooperation of the MCnet Collaboration.





Tutorial on MC event generators


References in preparation for the School can be found on the CTEQ Pedagogical Page

The School is ideally suited for advanced graduate students and recent PhDs.

Topics to be covered:

Focused Introductory Reviews:
    Introduction to the Parton Model and Perturbative QCD                    
    Introduction to Monte Carlo Event Generators
    Deeply Inelastic Scattering
    Higgs Boson Physics
    Vector Bosons / Direct Photons
    Production and Structure of High Energy Jets
    Heavy Quarks
In-depth Analysis and Phenomenology:
    Monte Carlo Tutorial
    Higgs at Hadron Colliders
    QCD/EWK/Top/Searches at Hadron Colliders
    PDFs and Global Fits
    Neutrino Physics
    Intensity Frontier
    Electron-Ion Collider and Related Topics
    The Standard Model and Beyond
    Higher-order QCD and EW Calculations and Matching to Parton Showers


Brian Batell, Cindy Cercone, Tao Han, Ken Hatakeyama, Stefan Hoeche, Joey Huston, Cynthia Keppel,
Tom LeCompte, Jorge Morfín, Pavel Nadolsky, Fred Olness, Jeff Owens, Dave Soper, Zack Sullivan, Nikos Varelas

Application Form

To apply for the School please fill out the online application form.

The online form will collect your basic contact information, a SHORT statement of current research (just a few sentences), and allow you to upload an (optional) "Curriculum Vitae & Publications" document. It will also send an email request for a letter of reference to someone you specify. All materials are collected online via the AcademicJobsOnline website; do not send hard-copies of any materials.

Applications still being considered on a space-available basis. Review of Applications Begins: 1 March 2017. (Note: Available financial aid will be distributed beginning 1 March 2017.)

Enrollment will be limited to 80 participants.

A registration fee of US$500 covers the participant's portion of lodging as well as most meals. A limited number of fellowships covering all or part of the registration fee will be available.

EMAIL: For questions, you may contact: cteq.school@gmail.com Do not send applications to this email -- all application material is collected online.

Sponsored by:

U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. MC-Net and PITTsburgh Particle physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC).

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