Greece, Chania

Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge at Cern: From Fundamental Research to Medical Applications

when 7 July 2019 - 14 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC
fee USD 1500

What our universe is made of? What is the structure of matter? To answer these questions, physicists, using more and more powerful accelerators, probe the infinitesimally small and study the structure of matter down to its tiniest constituents as well as their interactions. Today, this knowledge is summarized by the so-called “Standard Model” theory, which was validated, again, with the recent discovery at CERN of the last missing piece, the Higgs boson, and which led to the award of the 2013 Nobel prize. While fundamental research is the primary aim many spinoffs had a large impact on society. Many innovative developments of accelerators and detectors have found applications in medicine, for example PET or use of protons and ions for cancer therapy. This seminar will provide the opportunity to follow up these advances and their medical applications, guided by overview lectures animated by films, virtual video connections as well as hands-on experience with real data.

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Target group

Students working in Math, Biology, Pre-Med.

Fee info

USD 1500: Includes room and board as well as excursion


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