About the Schools

AEPSHEP (Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics) is a series of schools being held in the Asia-Pacific region every two years, in even-numbered years. It caters to students at a similar level to the annual CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy physics, and the CERN Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics (held every two years, in odd-numbered years). AEPSHEP is built upon the experience from these schools as well as from the successful France-Asia Particle-Physics School. The first school in the AEPSHEP series was held in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012, the second one was held in Puri, India in 2014, the third one was held near Beijing, China in 2016, and the fourth one was held in Quy Nhon, Vietnam in 2018.

The purpose of the School is to provide young physicists with an opportunity to learn about recent advances in elementary-particle physics from world-leading researchers. It also aims to encourage communications among Asian, European and Pacific-region young researchers. The School provides High-Energy Physics courses from an experimental and phenomenological perspective, with a focus on accelerator-based programmes in Asia and Europe, and other related fields such as astro-particle physics and cosmological aspects of particle physics.

The programme of the school is intended for PhD students in the field of experimental particle physics. Students working on phenomenology (if not too far from particle-physics experiment) may also be accepted. The School is open to junior post-docs (typically less than two years after completing their PhDs), and also advanced MSc students provided that their prior knowledge is comparable with that of the principal target audience so that they can benefit from the courses offered at the School. Up to 100 students are expected to attend each School.

The international organisers of the School include representatives from Australia, CERN, China, France, Germany (DESY), India, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. Applications are primarily invited from students from countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific regions; though applications from other regions may also be accepted.