Fifth Edition of the ISHEP Summer School, Cargese (Corsica), April 8-12, 2019

kick-off meeting

The second edition of the Summer School was held in Cargese (France) to the IESC institute (associated partner) from the 8th to the 12th of April. 25 students: 10 students from UNIBO, 9 students from UCA, and 6 students from TUD. In addition, thanks to extra funding received from UNIBO for non-EU students, two students one from the Economic School of Moscow and one from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia also attended the school. In summary, the total number of students was 27. The students were selected, respecting gender principles and equal national sharing by means of an interview with the students, previously informed about the objectives of the project. Nine teachers attended the school in this edition. Thanks to the IESC long tradition in organizing such events, the School was carried out without any difficulty. The program of the school included lectures on Standard Model, Neutrino Physics, Flavour Physics, Future High Energy Physics, Top quark physics, and Machine learning techniques. An entire day was dedicated to the students that presented their research activities to the audience. Some of the students, attending the schools were also engaged since November 2018 to be part of the “Tandem-Project” activities, i.e. the team-based activity, the core part of the iTHEPHY project. Research projects in teams of students supervised by the researchers and professors of the Consortium were proposed. The selection of students ended in mid-October 2018 and 17 students accepted to participate in this experience. Seven “tandem-projects” will be defined and the students will be paired with the criterium to have two/three students and two/three supervisors coming from the different countries. The seven different couples/triplets will be combined to form teams that regularly will share the progress of their works, using the IO1. At the School, during the student-day, they gave an oral presentation about the progress of their researches. The tandem-project activities will end in June 2019 when the students will write a final report that mimics a real scientific paper. During the school particular attention was dedicated to testing the pilot exercises of IO2. In particular, for each lecture, a pilot exercise has been produced and assigned to the student that has​ to be completed before the beginning of the next lecture. Feedback from the students has been collected. They will be used for the implementation of the IO2.