UNESCO sponsors Balkan Summer Institute in Physics in Serbia
The Balkan Summer Institute (BSI 2011) will be the main event of the SEENET-MTP network program in 2011. It will be supported by the UNESCO Venice Office, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and The European Physical Society (EPS). The BSI will take place in Serbia from 19 August to 1 September and will be organized by the SEENET-MTP Network Office-University of Niš (Serbia), the Physical Society of Niš, the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), the Faculty of Physics of University of Craiova among other partners. BSI2011 consists of four events, the Seminar “Trends in Modern Physics”, the School “Cosmology and Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Models”, and the two workshops on Scientific and Human Legacy of Julius Wess” and “Particle Physics from TeV to Plank Scale”.
The Seminar for Secondary and High-School Teachers - BSS 2011, scheduled from 19 to 21 August in Niš, is addressed to teachers from Balkan countries and neighbouring regions. The main topics are quality assurance and assessment in education, promotion of science and new approaches in teaching. It is a good opportunity for teachers to upgrade their teaching skills and simplify their preparation for the class. The seminar will close with a video conference with CERN and astronomical observations.
The School-BS2011 on “Cosmology and Particle Physics Beyond the Standard Models” will be held from 21 to 27 August 2011 in Donji Milanovac, with the goal to improve the students’ and young researchers’ knowledge in the scientific fields of the event. Lectures will be followed by tutorials/exercises and/or discussions.
The Workshop - JW2011 on “Scientific and Human Legacy of Julius Wess” to be convened from 27 to 28 August 2011 in Donji Milanovac will be mainly devoted to the scientific and human legacy of the physicist Dr. Julius Wess (1934-2007), one of the founders of the Suppersymmetry Particle model(s) and the SEENET-MTP Network. Wess was one of the most influential mathematical and theoretical physicists in the second half of the 20th century; he made some crucial contributions to the Supersymmetric particle model, as well as to the new branches of mathematical physics as: Noncommutative geometry, Quantum groups and Quantum deformation.
The Workshop - BW2011 on “Particle Physics from TeV to Plank Scale” will take place from 28 August through 1 September 2011 in Donji Milanovac. The purpose of the workshop is to foster and improve communication and interaction between researchers in the Balkan region and their colleagues elsewhere in the world, and to give the opportunity to young researchers to present their recent research work. It will cover the following topics: Dark Matter: Connection of the Micro- and Macro-Cosmos, LHC Theory and Phenomenology, Supersymmetry, String Theory and Phenomenology, Cosmology and Planck Scale Physics.
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