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        Centro S. Elisabetta

    Parma  International School of Theoretical  Physics

August 31 - September 4, 2009

Parma, Italy 

The  IV Parma International School of Theoretical Physics  will be held on the University Campus of the University of  Parma from August 31  to September 4, 2009. The aim of this year's School is to present a wide panorama of current research on LHC Physics. World leading scientists will give an authoritative introduction to what are considered as the most relevant  theoretical activities aimed at the Physics of LHC.  It is assumed that participants have already received a specific training in Quantum Field Theory and Theoretical Particle Physics. The School consists of academic lectures and discussion sessions. There will be plenty of time for other activities in the Campus of Parma University, sports, culture, sightseeing.
  • The School  is open to students from all countries.
  • Official language will be English.
  • The number of participants will be limited to 60.
  • There are no participation fees, but the participants must cover their travel and lodging expenses.
  • A limited financial support will be granted to students who need it, on a first-come-first-served basis: you may be eligible to financial support if you do not have any possibility of support from your home institution - this should be mentioned in the application.
  • Please contact the Secretary of the School, Ms. L. Superchi to get assistance on booking your Hotel room at special rates for the School.
  • Please note that Lectures start on Monday morning - Registration will be on Sunday August 30

Theoretical Tools for the LHC

A. Romanino and M. Fabbrichesi (SISSA, Trieste), Convenors


Mariano Quiros (IFAE and ICREA, Barcelona)

Electroweak symmetry breaking

Carlos Wagner (Argonne National Laboratory)


Adam Martin (Yale University)

ElectroWeak scale strong dynamics

Christophe Grojean (CERN and Saclay, IPhT)

Extra dimensions

Giacomo Polesello (INFN Pavia)

LHC event analysis

Piero Ullio (SISSA, Trieste)

Dark matter

Paolo Nason (INFN, Milano Bicocca)

QCD and tools

Registration Form


Rooms directory

Network access for participants

List of Participants


Centro S. Elisabetta      Previous editions of the School  
Photo gallery

Orient yourself with GOOGLE MAPS

University Campus 

Parma wide view

Tourist info about Parma

TEP timetable      bus service in Parma (in Italian, look for 'Orari e Linee' - campus lines are 7, 14, 21
                                                                                                                                Notice  that line 14 runs only 7:30-9:30 am  and  5:00-7:00 pm
Map of Bus lines in Parma

Italian Railways official Timetable

Hikes on  the Appennini: (the range of Monte Matto - Monte Aquila), easy, requires boots and light protection against showers.
Orient yourself:  The province of Parma

  Parco dei Cento laghi 

Detailed Map  of the Appennini hike
(courtesy of "Parco del Gigante, Appennino reggiano, parmense e Lunigiana", Edizioni Multigraphic, Firenze)
And the same region from the satellite.

Organization and further information
Liliana Superchi
Dipartimento di Fisica - Università degli Studi di Parma
Via G.P. Usberti  - 43100 Parma
Tel: +39 0521 905259 - Fax: +39 0521 905223 

Scientific board: 
R. Barbieri (SNS, Pisa), A.  Bassetto  (Padova), F. Feruglio (Padova)
 M. Mangano (CERN),  G.  Marchesini  (Milano Bicocca, chairman),  P.  Menotti  (Pisa)
F.  Nicodemi  (Napoli), G.  Ridolfi  (Genova), G.  Veneziano  (CERN)
A. Romanino and M. Fabbrichesi, INFN Trieste and SISSA

Local Organizing Committee
E. Onofri  (Director of the School),
M. Bonini, 
L. Superchi  (secretariat)

Financial support from the following Institutions is gratefully acknowledged

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Università di Parma

Page manager: E. Onofri 
Last Update: April 30, 2009