Summer Students 2019
Workshops, Lectures, Summer Student Drink and other events (Image: CERN)


The Summer Student Lecture Programme (SSLP) aims at providing a pedagogical introduction to all the areas of the CERN research Mission. The lectures are addressed to students in Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. Basic background in Physics and Mathematics is the only prerequisite. During the five weeks of the Programme, basic foundation courses are followed by more specific lectures. By attending the Programme, the Summer Students will be exposed to the activities of CERN as a whole and to its multidisciplinary essence.

The Programme is organized by the SSLP Committee with representatives from the CERN Departments of Experimental Physics (EP), Theoretical Physics (TH), Beams (BE), Accelerator Systems (SY), Information Technology (IT), International Relations (IR), and Human Resources (HR).

The members of the SSLP Committee

  • Thierry Gys (EP), co-chair
  • Andrea Wulzer (TH), co-chair                         
  • Francesco Cerutti (SY)       
  • Maria Girone (IT)
  • Richard Hawkings (EP)           
  • Bernhard Holzer (BE) 
  • Valerie Domcke (TH)
  • Ana Dordevic (IR)
  • Anastasiia Khrapchun (HR)
  • Stavie Kotsi (IR)
  • Kristina Gunne (IT)

NOTE: The complete schedule for the 2021 Lecture Programme is available here




Registration for the session


Introduction Presentation Various lecturers   Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 9:15 CEST
Particle World 1/3 LIVE David Tong   Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 10:25 CEST
Foundation  of Statistics 1/4 LIVE Glen Cowan   Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 11:35 CEST
Particle World 2/3 LIVE David Tong   Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 9:15 CEST
Foundation of Statistics 2/4 LIVE Glen Cowan   Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 10:25 CEST
Particle Accelerators and Beam Dynamics Q&A Michaela Schaumann register Wed, 30 Jun, 15:00 CEST
Particle World 3/3 LIVE David Tong   Thu, 1 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Foundation of Statistics 3/4 LIVE Glen Cowan   Thu, 1 Jul 2021, 10:25 CEST
Particle World Q&A David Tong register Thu, 1 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Foundation of Statistics 4/4 LIVE Glen Cowan   Fri, 2 Jul 2021, 10:25 CEST
Detectors Q&A Werner Riegler register Fri, 2 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Electronics, DAQ, and Triggers 1/3 LIVE Emilio Meschi   Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Presentation by CERN Director of Research and Computing - LIVE Joachim Mnich   Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 10:25 CEST
Nuclear Physics at CERN Q&A Stephan Malbrunot register Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Electronics, DAQ, and Triggers 2/3 LIVE Emilio Meschi   Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Electronics, DAQ, and Triggers 3/3 LIVE Emilio Meschi   Wed, 7 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Electronics, DAQ, and Triggers Q&A Emilio Meschi register Wed, 7 Jul 2021, 14:00 CEST
Theoretical Concepts in Particle Physics Q&A Andrew Cohen register Fri, 9 Jul 2021, 14:00 CEST
Astroparticle Physics 1/2 LIVE Bradley Kavanagh   Mon, 12 Jul, 9:15 CEST
Introduction to Cosmology Q&A Paolo Creminelli register Mon, 12 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Astroparticle Physics 2/2 LIVE Bradley Kavanagh   Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Accelerator Technology Challenges (Part 1: Magnet Superconductivity) Q&A Daniel Schoerling register Tue, 13 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Accelerator Technology Challenges (Part 2: RF Superconductivity) 1/2 LIVE Walter Venturini   Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
The Standard Model Q&A Christophe Grojean register Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Accelerator Technology Challenges (Part 2: RF Superconductivity) 2/2 LIVE Walter Venturini   Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Accelerator Technology Challenges (Part 3: Accelerator Operation and Design Challenges) Q&A Anton Lechner register Thu, 15 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Physics and Medical Applications Q&A Manjit Dosanjh register Fri, 16 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Antimatter in the Lab Q&A Chloe Malbrunot register Mon, 19 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Making Predictions at Hadron Colliders Q&A Mike Seymour register Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
From Raw Data to Physics Results Q&A Paul James Laycock register Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Experimental Physics at Hadron Colliders Q&A Marumi Kado register Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Beyond The Standard Model LIVE Matthew Philip Mccullough   Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Beyond The Standard Model Q&A Matthew Philip Mccullough register Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Future High-Energy Collider Projects 1/2 LIVE Roderik Bruce   Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
What is String Theory? Q&A Timo Stephan Weigand register Mon, 26 Jul 2021, 10:25 CEST
Future High-Energy Collider Projects 2/2 LIVE Roderik Bruce   Tue, 27 Jul 2021, 9:15 CEST
Flavour Physics Q&A Mark Williams register Tue, 27 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Experimental Physics at Lepton Collider Q&A Mogens Dam register Wed, 28 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Heavy Ions Q&A Francesca Bellini register Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST
Closing Lecture Michelangelo Mangano   Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 15:00 CEST




Guidelines for Students


The 2021 Online Summer Student Lecture programme will consist of four main parts:

  1. Live Lectures hosted by experts from around the world. The lectures are available via Indico with a Zoom room for students to join
  2. Possibility to follow recorded 2019 lectures available here.
  3. Live Question and Answer sessions with the lecturers (please register and submit your questions no later than 24h prior the Q&A). NOTE: Some Q&A sessions do not have live lectures happening prior to the event. We encourage students to follow recorded lectures from 2019 before the session date in order to get familiar with the subject of the discussion.
  4. Live Closing Lecture at 15:00 CEST on 30 July 2021

Live sessions will be held on Zoom (please install Zoom app in advance). The Zoom meeting link is attached to each lecture’s and session’s Indico entry. The full list of Indico entries is available here. To follow the live sessions more easily save the events in your calendar.

NOTE: During the lectures/sessions, please behave in the appropriate manner and respect lecturers, hosts and your fellow students. Any misbehaviour will result in the hosts taking immediate action (including muting or putting into waiting room)

Slides and Recordings: The lecturers will upload presentation slides prior to the session on Indico entry, so we encourage students to read them in advance. The recording of the lectures and Q&As will be shortly available for viewing via Indico lecture/session entry.


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For Students from CERN Non-Member States: 

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