2-14 March 2020
Europe/Zurich timezone



The PREFIT school offers PhD students and early-career investigators a complete toolset for precision physics at the LHC, present and future. It brings together students from both experimental and theoretical physics, and spans theoretical foundations of effective field theory and precision calculations, modern experimental techniques, data fitting algorithms and machine learning techniques applied to precision analyses in high-energy physics. Lectures by high-profile teachers alternate with hands-on sessions led by well-renowned experts of the fields. Under the supervision of the experts, students will practice in small groups the newly acquired skills.

The school is organised by two COST Networks: ParticleFace and VBSCan, dedicated to unveiling new physics at the precision frontier and to creating an closely-interconnected community of VBS experts. The networks offer a wide range of contacts and career opportunities for students and postdocs.

For a fraction of the participants, funds will be available to support the participation in the school. The funds will be distributed according to academic achievement and development potential, as well as considerations based on COST inclusiveness policies.

Registration to the school with full information will open in September 2019. For the announcement email please pre-register here.


Preliminary schedule:






Organizing Committee:

Senka Duric, Pietro Govoni, Andreas Meyer, Jürgen Reuter
Vittorio del Duca, Beate Heinemann, Borut Kersevan, Predrag Milenovic, Sven-Olaf  Moch, Chara Petridou, Fotis Ptochos, Ivica Puljak, Daniela Rebuzzi, German Rodrigo, Heidi Rzehak, Wouter Waalewijn, Marco Zaro, George Zoupanos

Registration for this event is currently open.