PHY396Y0 Research Topic Abroad in Switzerland

Course credit for research or field studies abroad under the supervision of a faculty member. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Preliminary PHY396Y0 Course Outline

• At least 8.5 FCEs and no more than 17.0 FCEs by Summer 2020
• Strong interest in physical sciences, comfort working with advanced software no specific programming language is required, but knowledge of C and/or C++ will be of benefit) and a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
• Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
PHY396Y0 – Course Outline 2020

The course will begin with up to two weeks of preparation in Toronto, followed by up to 12 weeks working in the laboratory at CERN and finally one to two concluding weeks back in Toronto, where students will complete their final report.

Research supervisors:
Professor Pekka K. Sinervo has held various leadership positions at the University of Toronto and with several national and international research groups. He has been recognized for his exceptional teaching skills and is widely respected in the research community. His research has centred on the study of particle interactions at very high energies. He currently is a member of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and is focusing on the search for new types of particles and interactions.

Professor Richard Teuscher has been a member of the ATLAS collaboration since 1999, and played leadership roles in the development of the ATLAS detector and the search for new types of particles and forces.  Stationed full-time at CERN, he has been head of the ATLAS working group responsible for measuring the properties of jets and missing energy, and focused his research effort on the search for and study of the Higgs boson. He is currently the ATLAS Canada Deputy Spokesperson.