• Jan 19 2011

    22nd Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2011

    The Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond

    Stellenbosch Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    19 -30 January 2011

    Topics and Speakers at the School:



    QCD Phenomenology - Yuri Dokshitzer (Paris)
    QCD History - Harald Fritzsch (Munich)
    Beyond the Standard Model - Jean Iliopoulos (Paris)
    Neutrino Physics - Boris Kayser (Fermilab)
    Electroweak Theory - Paul Langacker (Princeton)
    Supersymmetry and Supergravity - Peter Nilles (Bonn)
    QCD Theory - Antonio Pich (Valencia)
    Grand Unified Theories - Stuart Raby (Ohio)

    Organisers:

    Alan Cornell (NITheP, Wits)
    Jacobus Diener (Stellenbosch)
    André Peshier (Cape Town)
    Frederik Scholtz (NITheP, Stellenbosch)
    Raoul Viollier (Chairman: Summer School 2011, Cape Town)
    Shaun Wyngaard (Stellenbosch)
    Monique Louw (NITheP, Stellenbosch)
    Rene Kotze (NITheP, Stellenbosch)

    Sponsor:

    The Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2011 is sponsored by the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP) http://www.nithep.ac.za/

    Time and Venue:

    The school will take place from the 19th to the 30th of January 2011 at the Stellenbosch Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa http://www.stellenboschhotel.co.za/

    More about Stellenbosch and surroundings can be viewed at http://bit.ly/dln1Dn

    See map to the venue:
    http://www.stellenboschhotel.co.za/maps/

    Format:

    About 40 lectures of 50 minutes duration presented in English.

    For attendance information, please complete the registration form on this page. Should you have any more questions, please contact:

    Ms Monique Louw: tel: 27(0)21 808 2649; e-mail: moniquel@sun.ac.za
    or
    Mrs René Kotzé: tel 27(0)21 808 2653; e-mail: renekotze@sun.ac.za

    Registration:

    Please complete the registration form on this page.

    Please note that there are 3 categories in which you could apply namely:
    General Category
    Student Grant Category
    Tutor Category

    Costs

    (1) For STUDENT GRANT and TUTOR category participants:

    NITheP will sponsor the following for participants of the above categories:

    Flights (if any)
    Registration fee
    Accommodation IN 18 Jan 2011 OUT 30 Jan 2011 (Sharing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis).
    Conference fee (Lunch, dinner, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail function on the 19th of January
    Gala dinner on the 28th of January
    Transfers to and from the airport



    (2) For GENERAL category participants:

    (a) Sharing accommodation option:

    R8,960 fee includes:
    Registration fee
    Accommodation IN 19 Jan 2011 OUT 30 Jan 2011 (Sharing accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis).
    Conference fee (Lunch, dinner, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail function on the 19th of January
    Gala dinner on the 28th of January
    Transfers to and from the airport

    PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT OF R8,960 TO BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE STELLENBOSCH HOTEL.

    (Breakdown of the R8,960: R4,840 is for accommodation (with all included above on a sharing basis) and R4,120 is for the conference fee)


    (b) Single accommodation option:

    R11,380 fee includes:
    Registration fee
    Accommodation (Single accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis).
    Conference fee (Lunch, dinner, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Cocktail function on the 19th of January
    Gala dinner on the 28th of January
    Transfers to and from the airport


    PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT OF R11,380 TO BE MADE DIRECTLY TO THE STELLENBOSCH HOTEL.

    (Breakdown of the R11,380: R7,260 is for accommodation (with all included above on a singe basis) and R4,120 is for the conference fee)


    LATE REGISTRATIONS
    As from 1 December 2010, an additional R500 will be levied for late registrations. (please view the section "Deadlines" below for more information).

    Delegates who do not wish to make use of the above mentioned accommodation are advised that accommodation in Stellenbosch during January should be reserved early to avoid any disappointment.

    For more information see "Accommodation" below.

    Student Grant Category

    NITheP has 20 fully supported (i.e. conference fee, accommodation and travel) grants available to students.

    Accommodation for STUDENT GRANT category participants will be IN 18 Jan 2011 OUT 30 Jan 2011 in order to take part in the preliminary lectures.

    Students from other countries in Africa will also be considered for NITheP supported grants.

    PLEASE NOTE: To apply, students must submit a complete study record and a letter of support from the Supervisor or HOD.

    Those wishing to be considered for Student Grants must:
    (1) Complete and submit the online registration form by 15 November 2010.
    (2) Obtain a letter from your HOD or Supervisor and upload it along with your complete study record by using our online registration form (on this page).



    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING REGARDING STUDENT GRANTS: Students supported by NITheP are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials, to complete homework assignments and possible evaluations. These Grants will be made available on the basis of academic merit.

    Tutor positions available

    NITheP has Tutor positions available for senior PhD, Post Doc or Faculty members.

    Accommodation for Tutor category participants will be made IN 18 Jan 2011 OUT 30 Jan 2011 as it will be expected from Tutors to assist and lecture students in the preliminary lectures.

    The positions will be fully sponsored i.e. accommodation, registration, conference fee and travel.

    Tutors are expected to lead tutorials and actively engage with the tutoring of students.

    To apply, please complete the on-line registration form. You will be required to upload a copy of your CV and publication list.

    Payment details

    Full amount of R8,960 for sharing, or R11,380 for single accommodation payment should be paid directly to the Stellenbosch Hotel.
    Please see bank detail below.


    Payment detail for the Stellenbosch Hotel:
    Account name: Ma-Afrika Hotels (Pty) Ltd t/a the Stellenbosch Hotel
    Standard Bank
    Cheque account
    Account number: 270269177
    Branch code: 050610
    Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

    Please use the following as your reference:
    NITheP, your surname and initials as reference on the Bank Deposit slip. Please also fax or e-mail your proof of payment to the Hotel on 021-887-3673 ("For Attention: Reservations")

    Please also cc to Monique Louw at moniquel@sun.ac.za or 27-21-808-3862. This is very important as Monique needs to know when you have paid, so that she could confirm your attendance of the School.

    Please note: Your booking for the School will not be confirmed without your reference (surname) and deposit slip.

    Deadlines:

    15 November 2010: Last day for application for Student Grant
    15 November 2010: Registration deadline
    22 November 2010: Student Grant applicants and Tutor applicants will be informed
    1 December 2010: Deadline for early bird payment, conference fees and accommodation.
    1 to 15 December the Registration fee will be increased with an additional R500.
    15 December 2010: Final date of payment. No late payments will be accepted.

    Accommodation:

    Accommodation has been reserved at the Stellenbosch Hotel http://www.stellenboschhotel.co.za/.

    Please note that accommodation for Student Grant Category participants and for Tutor Category participants will be on a sharing basis. If you are interested in a single room, please see the applicable rate below.

    PLEASE NOTE: Since reserved accommodation is limited to 39 places (two per room), accommodation is made available on a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED basis. The cost for the above accommodation is quoted per person sharing and is as follows:

    R440 per person per night sharing, including Bed and Breakfast.
    R660 per person per night single room, including Bed and Breakfast.

    School attendees who do not wish to make use of this accommodation are requested to make their own reservations and arrangements for payment with Bed and Breakfast establishments.

    PLEASE NOTE: Tutors and Student Grant Category participants will be staying at the Stellenbosch Hotel.

    For accommodation in a hotel or one of the many excellent guest houses, we suggest browsing:
    http://www.sa-venues.com/accommodation/wc_stellenbosch.htm

    Links to some Bed & Breakfast establishments in Stellenbosch:

    Coopmanhuijs (is right next to the Stellenbosch Hotel, and part of the same group) http://www.coopmanhuijs.co.za/

    Bonne Esperance http://www.bonneesperance.com/

    Caledon Villa http://www.caledonvilla.co.za/

    Life & Leisure http://www.lifeandleisure.co.za/

    Rustenbosch http://www.rustenbosch.com/

    Albarosa http://www.albarosa.co.za/
    .

    Transport:

    Speakers/Student Grant Category Participants/Tutors:
    Transport between Cape Town International Airport and the School venue will be organised for all lecturers at the beginning and end of the School.

    General Category Participants:
    A Shuttle transport service between Cape Town International airport and the School will be available for participants at the beginning and end of the School. Please provide us with your travel choice when requested to do so when registering online.

    Participants who would like to make use of this transport are expected to arrive in Cape Town on 19th of January 2011 and depart on the 30th of January 2011. Please e-mail Monique Louw with your flight number and arrival time.

    WiFi

    Wireless Internet will be available and included at no additional cost.

    Contact info:

    Secretariat address:

    National Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Summer School 2011
    c/o Ms Monique Louw
    University of Stellenbosch
    Private Bag X1
    Matieland
    7602
    South Africa

    Telephone: 27-21-808-2649
    Telefax: 27-21-808-3862
    E-mail: moniquel@sun.ac.za


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