June 5- June 16, 2023
TSI/GRIDS2023 offers a diversified learning experience, combining lectures from leading experts with hands-on experience with typical detector and instrumentation technology.
June 5 - June 16, 2023
GRIDS is a summer school that was started in 2018 for graduate students and new post-docs in nuclear, particle, and astroparticle physics to get hands-on training with the detector and instrumentation technology used in modern experiments. It is aimed primarily for those students and post-docs with limited experience with experimental hardware.
The school will offer a diversified program, combining plenary lectures on a variety of topics from leading experts with hands-on laboratory experience with typical detector and instrumentation technologies.
Participants will develop a basic understanding of the interactions of particles with matter that are relevant to radiation detecting and of the physical mechanisms for collecting energy deposited by radiation.
Participants will also develop lab skills to operate commonly-used equipment for radiation detection in a safe and effective manner.
The school is open to National and International graduate students, and new post-docs. Acceptance to the school is limited.
|Basic Physics of Radiation Detectors||Alison Lister (UBC)|
|Cryogenic Detectors||Federica Petricca (MPP)|
|Solid State Detectors||Simone Mazza (UCSC)|
|Liquid Noble Detectors||Laura Baudis (UZH)|
|Scintillation Detectors||Mark Chen (Queen's U)|
|Gas Detectors||Doug Bryman (UBC/TRIUMF)|
|Calorimetry & Particle ID||Kate Pachal (TRIUMF)|
|Low-Backgrounds Technique||Aksel Hallin|
|DAQ & Electronics||Ben Smith (TRIUMF)|
Application submission for TSI/GRIDS2023 is now open and all materials must be submitted by March 17, 2023.
Please apply early!
The number of students will be limited, so an application process is being used.
This is a 3-step process.
1. Apply - includes a letter being sent from student's supervisor (Student is responsible for asking supervisor to send this)
2. Get Accepted
3. Complete Registration
Please click on the link below to APPLY online. The application process takes about 10 mins to complete.
A confirmation email will be sent directly from the registration system upon completion of your application.
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TSI/GRIDS2023 will take place at TRIUMF in Vancouver BC, Canada
A limited number of rooms has been set aside for TSI/GRIDS2023 participants at the Gage Towers on the UBC campus. The Gage Towers are only a 30 minute walk from TRIUMF and close to the bus loop at UBC.
Gage Standard Single (6 per shared unit)
$60/night +tax per person per night
Gage Premium Single (4 per shared unit)
$70/night +tax per person per night
Rooms are available to book for 3 nights before and 3 nights after.
Instructions on how to book will be provided to accepted participants.
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