7-8 January 2020
Africa/Algiers timezone

Academic Programme:

The Standard Model (SM) of the electroweak and strong interactions is extremely successful in explaining most of the measurements in particle physics at high energies accessible today. However, there are several questions which remain un-answered. Among these un-explained mysteries: the neutrino masses and mixing, the nature of the Dark Matter (DM, as one of the most striking and hot research topics nowadays), and the origin of the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe.  Nonetheless there appears to be a need for physics beyond the SM at about the weak scale, with additional features that could explain the presence of dark matter in the universe and provide a mechanism to naturally stabilize the Higgs boson mass at its observed value of  125 GeV.
The graduate course is dedicated to early stage PhD and Master students. Specialized lectures and tutorials will provide more appropriate training to students in HEP phenomenology/experimental particle physics. During morning sessions, lectures will cover the Standard Model (SM) of particles physics and Beyond, in addition to Dark Matter searches, where major theoretical and experimental constraints will be . Collider physics will be presented as well. During the afternoon sessions,  given tutorial will be will allow the students to deal with  HEP tools, that generate automatically the Feynman rules (LanHEP and/or Feynrules) and calculate the cross sections and distributions (CalcHEP and/or MadGraph). Defining the signal/background distributions as well as cuts and significance are the goals of these Hands-on sessions.

The courses outline will cover theoretical and practical introductions of the following topics:

1.     Introduction
2.     Where we are in High Energy Physics ? Theory and Experiment.
3.     BSM Searches at Colliders.
4.     Dark Matter Searches.
5.     HEP Hands-on: HEP tools for the LHC physics and future colliders.
6.     What's next and how to proceed tackling BSM searches ?

- Please note there are no required presentations (oral/poster) during the event.

- Please note that no registration fees are required for the course.

Pre-requisites technical material:

  • Laptop with WiFi connectivity.
  • Linux platform (de preference).
  • ROOT and MadGraph tarballs will be provided.
  • Last but not least, interested in High Energy Physics (HEP)

Registration Deadline: 21 December 2019.


  • Essma Redouane-Salah (Chair)
  • Mohamed Salmi
  • Ettayib Bensaci
  • Soheyb Medjedel
  • Mounir Boussahel
  • Ben Azzouz Abdelghani


  • Rachik Soualah (UoS)
  • Amine Ahriche (Univ. Jijel & ICTP)



The workshop will take place at Ibn AlHaitham auditorium at the POLE UNIVERSITAIRE. You can find more details in maps shown below.


University of Mohamed Boudiaf, M'sila, Algeria.