The Palestinian Advanced Physics School 2017

Asia/Hebron
Birzeit University

Birzeit University

Palestine
Andrew O'Bannon (University of Southampton) , David Marsh (University of Cambridge) , Kate Shaw (INFN Gruppo Collegato di Udine and ICTP Trieste) , Madalena Lemos (DESY) , Mario Martone (University of Cincinnati) , Nabil Iqbal (University of Amsterdam)
Description

The aim of PAPS 2017 is to provide master-level students with an overview of exciting recent developments in modern physics that would normally not be part of the regular curriculum at their home universities. Lectures are given by internationally recognised experts in a variety of topics, and the school includes interactive problem solving sessions and panel discussions on opportunities and life in academia. 

PAPS 2017 is hosted by Birzeit University.

Problem sets

Certificates of attendance are given to students handing in their solutions to problem sets. Problem sets are due on Thursday July 13 at the 10:15 am break. The following problems should be handed in:

1) Condensed matter physics: problem set 1.

2) Cosmology: problems 1 and 3 from problem set 1.

3) Science at SESAME: Only one problem.

4) Time-reversal invariance: all problems.

  Problem sets and lecture notes are available from the "materials" section at the bottom right of this page.

Lecturers

Ann Nelson (University of Washington) -- Cosmology

Giorgio Paolucci (SESAME) -- Science at SESAME

David Tong (University of Cambridge) -- Condensed matter physics 

Special Lecturers

Hans Stroeher (University of Jülich) -- Time-reversal symmetry and antimatter. 

Imad Barghouti (Al Quds University) -- Science in Palestine

Funding

PAPS 2017 is funded by generous contributions from The International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Birzeit University, and the 201 donors to our public fundraising campaign at https://www.fiatphysica.com/campaigns/support-science-in-palestine.

Organisation

PAPS 2017 is the second advanced physics school in Palestine organised by Scientists for Palestine -- an international organisation created by and for scientists to promote science and support the integration of the occupied Palestinian territories in the international scientific community. More about Scientists for Palestine, including information on how to get involved, is available at scientist4palestine.com. For more information about our activities, follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Scientists-for-Palestine-984557734990963/  

 

Lecture hall: Room 104, Said Khoury Building for Development Studies 

    • 10:30 11:30
      Registration
    • 11:30 12:00
      School opening
    • 12:00 13:15
      Condensed matter physics

      Lecturer: David Tong

    • 13:15 13:30
      Exercise session: Formation of groups for discussion and exercises.
    • 13:30 14:30
      Lunch
    • 14:30 15:45
      Cosmology

      Lecturer: Ann Nelson.

      • 14:30
        Coffee 15m
    • 15:45 16:00
      Break 15m
    • 16:00 17:00
      Special lecture: "Fate of the anti-matter: Why do we exist?" by Hans Stroehmer
    • 09:00 10:15
      Science at SESAME

      Lecturer: Giorgio Paolucci

    • 10:15 11:15
      Exercise session
    • 11:15 11:30
      Break 15m
    • 11:30 12:30
      Panel discussion: Opportunities in academia
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
    • 13:30 14:45
      Condensed matter physics

      Lecturer: David Tong

    • 14:45 15:00
      Break 15m
    • 15:00 16:15
      Cosmology

      Lecturer: Ann Nelson.

      • 15:00
        Break 15m
    • 09:00 10:15
      Science at SESAME

      Lecturer: Giorgio Paolucci

    • 10:15 11:15
      Exercise session
    • 11:15 11:30
      Break 15m
    • 11:30 12:30
      Special lecture: "Is Nature symmetric in time? - Experimental tests of time-reversal invariance" by Hans Stroeher
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch
    • 13:30 14:45
      Cosmology

      Lecturer: Ann Nelson.

    • 14:45 15:00
      Break 15m
    • 15:00 16:00
      Exercise session: Time-reversal asymmetry
    • 09:00 10:15
      Science at SESAME

      Lecturer: Giorgio Paolucci

    • 10:15 10:30
      Break 15m
    • 10:30 11:45
      Condensed matter physics

      Lecturer: David Tong

    • 11:45 12:45
      Exercise session
    • 12:45 13:45
      Lunch
    • 13:45 15:00
      Cosmology

      Lecturer: Ann Nelson.

    • 15:00 16:00
      Special lecture: Science in Palestine
    • 09:00 10:15
      Condensed matter physics

      Lecturer: David Tong

    • 10:15 10:30
      Break 15m
    • 10:30 11:45
      Science at SESAME

      Lecturer: Giorgio Paolucci

    • 11:45 12:00
      Break 15m
    • 12:00 12:30
      School closing
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch