This is the webpage of the Second Palestinian Advanced Physics School, to be held at Birzeit University, July 9-13 2017.

The aim of the school 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 will be given by internationally recognised experts, and will focus on condensed matter physics and cosmology.  Through collaborative problem solving sessions, discussion groups, and social events, the students will be able to interact with lecturers and organisers. PAPS 2017 will include sessions on “Opportunities in Academia”, including how to best apply to Ph.D. programs, postdoctoral jobs, etc.

Confirmed lecturers:  

  • Condensed matter physics – Prof. David Tong, University of Cambridge,
  • Cosmology – Prof. Ann Nelson, University of Washington, Seattle,
  • Science at SESAME – Prof. Giorgio Paolucci, Scientific Director of SESAME, Jordan.

The target audience for the school is physics Master students at universities in Palestine.

Interested students should apply by June 10th here.

International organising committee:
Dr. Nabil Iqbal,  Durham University,
Dr. M.C. David Marsh, University of Cambridge,
Dr. Mario Martone, University of Cincinnati,
Dr. Madalena Lemos, DESY,
Dr. Andy O’Bannon, University of Southampton,
Dr. Kate Shaw, ICTP and ATLAS.

Local organising committee:
Dr. Salman Salman, professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem,
Dr. Adli Saleh, associate professor, Arab American University, Jenin,
Dr. Mustafa Abu Safa, professor, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron,
Dr. Zaid Qamhieh, assistant professor, An-Najah University, Nablus,
Dr. Ismael Badran, assistant professor, Birzeit University, Birzeit.

International advisory board:
Dr. Philip Argyres, professor, University of Cincinnati,
Dr. Sir Michael Berry FRS, Melville Wills Professor of Physics (emeritus) at the University of Bristol,
Dr. John Ellis CBE, FRS Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s College London,
Dr. Stephen Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA Director of Research at the University of Cambridge.

The school is made possible by generous donations from two anonymous donors,  as well as by donations from nearly 200 individuals, and generous contributions from ICTP and Birzeit University.


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