CE SS 2016 Registration Form: General category (Please view applicable "Costs")

To apply as a General category participant for the Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2016, please complete the fields below.

CE SS 2016 Registration Form: Student Grant category

If you wish to apply for a NITheP Student Grant (i.e. supported conference fee, accommodation and travel), please complete the fields below. Please note that accommodation will be on a sharing basis.

CE SS 2016 Registration Form: Tutor Category

If you would like to apply for one of the four Tutor positions that are available, please complete the form below.

  • Jan 11 2016

    27th Chris Engelbrecht Summer School 2016

    Name of School:


    Hot and Dense Matter in Heavy Ion Collisions and Astrophysics : Connecting Quarks with the Cosmos

    Tshipise, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa


    11 to 22 January 2016
    (arrival 10th of January and departure 23 January)

    School Topics and Discussion Topics:

    School Topics:

    1. Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions
    2. QCD Phase Diagram
    3. Dense Matter in Compact Stars
    4. Relativistic Hydrodynamics
    5. Neutron Stars
    6. Astroparticle Physics

    Discussion topics:

    1. Hot and Dense Matter in Heavy Ion Collisions, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
    2. Physics and Astrophysics of Quark-Gluon Plasma
    3. QCD at Finite Temperature and Density
    4. Equation of State and Phase Transition
    5. Physics and Astrophysics of Compact Stars
    6. Nuclear & Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
    7. Quark Matter in Astrophysics and Cosmology
    8. Core-Collapse Supernovae, Pulsars and Black Holes
    9. Galaxy Evolution, Dark Matter and Dark Energy
    10. The Origin and Evolution of Cosmic Magnetism
    11. Probing the Cosmic Dawn

    Lecturers:


    James Lattimer (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
    Andreas Schmitt (University of Southampton, UK)
    Soebur Razzaque (University of Johannesburg)
    Björn Schenke (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    Roy A Lacey (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
    Marlene Nahrgang (Duke University)

    Programme:


    Will be finalized.

    Organizing Committee:


    Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) - Chair
    Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)
    Joseph Kirui (University of Venda)
    Eric Maluta (University of Venda)
    Ms Naomi Haasbroek (ProjectSpace) - Secretary

    Target audience:

    Persons registered at a South African Institutions of Higher Education and National Facilities, with at least a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Mathematics.

    Sponsors:


    DST

    NRF

    NITheP

    SA-CERN

    Date, time and venue:


    The School will take place from the 11 to 22 January 2016. Arrival on the 10th of January and departure on the 23rd of January 2016 from Tshipise.


    More about Tshipise and surroundings can be viewed at::

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tshipise
    http://www.forevertshipise.co.za/
    http://bit.ly/1PjkXzU
    http://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotel_Review-g312626-d300640-Reviews-Tshipise_a_Forever_Resort-Tshipise_Limpopo_Province.html



    Format:


    The school is held for a 12-day period, with lectures on weekday mornings and afternoons and evening for tutorials and discussions. Students arrive Sunday afternoon and depart midday Saturday.
    This allows 6-8 lecturers to participate taking 8-10 lectures apiece. At this pace, the lecture material is presented in a way that can be genuinely useful to someone learning the subject. The students also have an opportunity to deliver seminars on their own research. These sessions which have proven very popular, are organized and chaired by the students, a choice that promotes discussion.

    For attendance information please contact:


    Conference secretary:
    Ms Naomi Haasbroek
    Summerschool2016@projectspace.co.za.

    Registration:


    Please complete the registration form on this page.

    Please note that there are two categories in which you could apply namely:
    •Student Grant category
    •General category

    Costs:



    (1) For STUDENT GRANT category participants (15 to 20 sponsored students):

    NITheP will sponsor the following for participants of the STUDENT GRANT category:

    Travel by bus (if applicable)
    Accommodation IN 10 Jan 2016 and OUT 23 Jan 2016 (Sharing accommodation on full board basis i.e dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on weekends.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Welcome Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Transfers to and from bus depot (if applicable)


    (2) For GENERAL category participants

    (2a) Sharing Accommodation and Conference option:

    R 9 654.00 fee includes:
    Shared accommodation IN 10 Jan 2016 OUT 23 Jan 2015 (Sharing accommodation on a full board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on weekends.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Welcome Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Please make your own arrangements for transfer from the airport. The conference secretary will be able to suggest possible suppliers that may be used.

    (2b) Conference only option:
    R 2,790.00 fee includes:
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)

    (2c) Single Accommodation and Conference option:
    R 15,378.00 fee includes:
    Singe accommodation IN 10 Jan 2016 OUT 23 Jan 2015 (Single accommodation on a full board basis (dinner, bed and breakfast).
    *Please note that you will be responsible for your own lunch and dinner on weekends.
    Conference fee (Lunch, tea and snacks on conference days only)
    Welcome Cocktail and Gala dinner
    Please make your own arrangements for transfer from the airport. The conference secretary may suggest possible suppliers.

    Please note: Your booking for the School will not be confirmed without your confirmation and deposit slip. To secure your registration your payment must be made before the 20 November 2015.

    Student grant category:



    NITheP has 15 to 20 fully supported (i.e. conference fee, accommodation and travel) grants available to local students (i.e. students currently registered at an Institute in South Africa).

    Accommodation for STUDENT GRANT category participants will be IN 10 Jan 2016 OUT 23 Jan 2016.

    Students from other countries in Africa will also be considered for NITheP supported grants PROVIDED that those students are in SA at the time of the Summer School. Due to Budget constraints, travel can only be paid within South Africa.

    PLEASE NOTE: To apply, students must submit a complete study record and a letter of support from the Supervisor or HOD. Students to be currently enrolled at an Institute in South Africa, with at least a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Mathematics.

    Those wishing to be considered for Student Grants must:
    (1) Complete and submit the online registration form by 31 August 2015.
    (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.

    Letter of support:


    The purpose of the letter of support is in order for the HOD or Supervisor to be aware that their student intends to submit an application to attend the summer school as well as to motivate their student's application.

    Please upload this letter along with the study record as one single PDF file when completing the application form on this page.

    The format of the letter could be something to this effect:

    "To Whom It May Concern,

    I support the application of __________________(student name) for the (2016 Chris Engelbrecht school).

    Sincerely,
    Signed: _____________________
    Print: ___________________"

    Tutor positions:



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

    Accommodation for Tutor category participants will be made IN 10 Jan 2016 OUT 23 Jan 2016 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 (if available).


    Full amount of fee (R 9 654.00 accommodation for sharing, or R 15,378.00 for single or R 2,790.00 conference only options) payment should be paid directly to Forever Resorts Tshipise.

    Banking details are as follows:

    Account name: Forever Resorts Tshipise
    Name of Bank: ABSA Bank
    Account number: 405-791-1713
    Branch code: 632-005
    Branch: Musina

    For EFT payments please send a notification and copy of transfer by email to Summerschool2016@projectspace.co.za.



    Please use the following as your reference:
    CE SS 2016, your surname and initials as reference on the Bank Deposit slip. Please also e-mail your proof of payment to Ms Naomi Haasbroek at Summerschool2016@projectspace.co.za.


    This is very important as the conference organizers needs to know when you have paid, so that the conference secretary can confirm your attendance of the School.

    Please note: Your booking for the School will not be confirmed without your confirmation and deposit slip. To secure your registration your payment must be made before the 16 November 2015.

    Deadlines:


    15 November 2015: Last day for application for Student Grant
    18 November 2015 Student Grant applicants will be informed
    15 November 2015: Registration deadline for General participants
    20 November 2015: General category participants to make payment to the hotel

    Wi-Fi:


    Wi-fi will be available at the Restaurant area.

    Contact information:


    Ms Naomi Haasbroek
    Summerschool2016@projectspace.co.za.

    Lecture notes:


    Important information for lecturers:

    Since NITheP would like to keep an archive of all the talks/slides on the webpage after the conference has concluded, please may we kindly request the following:
    After each talk, please hand over/email the talks to Prof Azwinndini Muronga

    We would kindly like to request your permission to display your slides on our website
    All talks to be in PDF or PowerPoint format (if possible)


    In order for students to be able to view the lecture notes, they need to register on the NITheP website (top right corner) in order for lecture notes to be viewed in the "student section" (which contains the lecture notes of this and all previous Chris Engelbrecht Summer Schools).

    If you have trouble accessing the lecture notes on the NITheP website, please contact Rene Kotze at renekotze[at]sun.ac.za

    Poster


    Chris Engelbrecht Summer School Poster January 2016