The first Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics, AEPSHEP2012, to be held in Fukuoka, Japan, 14-27 October 2012, is open for applications (deadline 23 April 2012). AEPSHEP will be held every second year, hosted in countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and will cater for students at a similar level to the established CERN-JINR European Schools of HEP and CERN-Latin-American Schools of HEP. AEPSHEP will build on the experience from these schools and also from the successful France-Asia Particle-Physics School.
Applications to attend the School are invited particularly from students from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and from Europe, although applications from other regions will also be considered. The programme of the school will be at a level appropriate for PhD
students in experimental particle physics. It is anticipated that students working on phenomenology (if not too far from particle-physics experiment) will also be accepted. The School will be open to junior post-docs (typically less than two years after completing their PhD
), and also advanced MScstudents provided their prior knowledge is comparable with that of the principal target audience so that they can benefit from the courses offered at the School.
Wherever possible participants are expected to obtain funding for the fee as well as their travel from their home countries. However, some sponsorship will be available for a limited number of students from countries with developing programmes in particle physics. Eligible students are therefore encouraged to apply even if they do not expect to obtain funding from their home institute to attend the School.