The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing, in collaboration with the Pakistani National Centre for Physics (NCP), a School on LHC Physics to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 17th November to 28th, November 2014.

LHC Schools in Past

The National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University Campus, Islamabad has been organizing the activity “School on LHC Physics” since 2009. Three schools have been already successfully organized by the EHEP group of NCP.


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle accelerator ever built in the history in terms of energy and luminosity. LHC is currently under operation at European Organization for Nuclear Physics (CERN), Geneva. The discovery of the Higgs Boson was announced by two big LHC experiments called CMS and ATLAS on July 4, 2012.


The purpose of this School is to introduce young researchers in particular graduate students how to analyze the data from LHC. Several countries in the region are working on LHC such as: China, India, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Pakistan. This particular School is organized in the same spirit as the CMS Data Analysis Schools (CMSDAS) organized on regular basis by CERN and Fermilab. The School will serve the purpose of regional school.


The real goal of the School is to cover topics "from raw data to physics publication".

During the School we plan to cover the following areas:

  • Standard Model and Beyond
  • Higgs Searches and Searches for Exotic Particles
  • Detector Physics
  • Event Generator
  • Analysis tools for LHC data

Supplementary lectures related to various programming tools needed to analyze LHC data will cover

  • Operating System (Linux)/Programming Languages (C++, Python, Perl)
  • Root/Event Generator- Pythia
  • Data Access using Grid
  • Statistical Techniques and Fitting data using Roofit

Detail Links

For the School link at ICTP webpage, click here.

The indico link of School for detailed time table and lectures/talks, click here.

LHC School Poster

To download the poster, click here.

Confirmed Participants

To download the list of participants, click here.

Scientific Program

For details, click, click here.


The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy

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