10th anniversary for HASCO school

4 October 2021
HASCO students
Göttingen greats At the residence of novelist and femme de lettres Therese Heyne. Credit: HASCO

The 10th International Summer School on Hadron Collider Physics (HASCO) took place at the University of Göttingen from 18 to 26 July. After more than a year of lockdown and social isolation, we wanted to again give our young students the opportunity to attend courses and ask questions in person, meet international students of similar age, and junior and senior scientists from the particle-physics community. The school welcomed 40 undergraduate students and lecturers virtually and 50 in person. For the latter group, a highlight was a historical walkabout to the private houses of Max Born, Werner Heisenberg, Emmy Noether, Maria Goeppert-Mayer, David Hilbert, Richard Courant, James Franck and Max Planck. Students spent a week in discussion with lecturers from the University of Göttingen, partner universities and CERN. The focus was on the fundamentals of quantum field theory and current issues in hadron-collider physics, including quantum chromodynamics and jets, statistical methods of data analysis, the top quark, supersymmetry and the Higgs boson. A special focus this year was on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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