The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN, Switzerland, is the world’s largest man-made particle accelerator to probe the standard model of particle physics and beyond. In July, 2012, the CERN has announced the exciting discovery of Higgs Boson, a milestone achievement in the history of particle physics. In the years 2015-16, the enhanced centre of mass energy of proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV and higher luminosities at the LHC have played a crucial role to investigate the physics of interest. In this year and onwards, many other interesting results are expected to come from CERN.

NCP is regularly organising schools on LHC Physics since 2009, in coordination with AS-ICTP. Many of well-known physicists and field experts from all over the world join this school to train the next generation of LHC physicists. Along the same lines, the focus of this 7th school on LHC Physics is also to build and strengthen the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students, and young researchers in the field. The school will be covering physics-oriented lectures, data analysis tutorials and hands-on exercises designed by various local and foreign experts.


Prof. Hafeez R. Hoorani (NCP, Pakistan) Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad (NCP, Pakistan)

Advisory Committee

Thomas Muller (KIT, Germany) Marilena Loverde (Stony Brook, USA) Bilal Masud (CHEP, Pakistan)
Ian Shipsey (Oxford, UK) Rachid Mazini (AS, Taiwan) Rizwan Khalid (NUST, Pakistan)
Mansoor ur Rehman (QAU, Pakistan)

Local Organizers

Muhammad Irfan Asghar Muhammad Ahmad Imran Malik Awan
Muhammad Shoaib Abdul Hamid Naveed Imran

Activity Topics

  • Top Quark, Higgs and Electroweak Physics
  • Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond
  • Supersymmetry, Extra Dimensions and Exotic Particles
  • Detectors in High Energy Physics
  • Data Analysis Framework (ROOT)
  • Event Generators - PYTHIA
  • CMS Software (CMSSW)
  • Object Identification and Reconstruction
  • Raw Data to Physics Publication
  • Data Access using Worldwide LHC Computing GRID
  • Statistical Techniques in High Energy Physics (By Prof. Louis Lyons)


Hafeez Hoorani NCP, Pakistan Overview of the LHC physics
Youngjoon Kwon Yonsei University, South Korea Statistical techniques and tools in Exp. HEP
Roberto Carlin Padova University, Italy and CERN Status of the CMS Experiment
Anna Colaleo University of Bari, Italy and CERN Status and upgrade of the CMS Muon Spectrometer
Alexei Safonov Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M, USA Physics of Gaseous Detectors
Matthias Mozer KIT, Germany Overview of diboson physics at CMS
Livia Soffi Cornell University, USA and CERN Egamma and jet + MET performance at CMS
Rachid Mazini Academia Sinica, Taiwan and CERN MC and PDF at LHC
Giuseppe Bagliesi University of Pisa, Italy Grid Computing at CMS
Ashfaq Ahmad
NCP, Pakistan Introduction to particle physics
Faisal Akram CHEP, Pakistan Introduction to Standard Model
Bilal Masud CHEP, Pakistan Introduction to QCD
Rizwan Khalid NUST, Pakistan Introduction to Supersymmetry
Mansoor ur Rehman QAU, Pakistan Introduction to Grand Unification Theory (GUT) of particle physics
M. Shoaib, M. Ahmad NCP, Pakistan CMS data analysis tutorials
Saleh Muhammad NCP, Pakistan CMS GEM Detectors
Shabbar Raza University of Karachi, Pakistan LHC Phenomenology
Waqar Ahmed NCP, Pakistan Introduction to detector readout and frontend electronics
Aatif Imtiaz Butt PAEC, Pakistan Black hole physics at the LHC
Muhammad Waqas PINSTECH, Paksitan Top Quark Physics at LHC and ROOT tutorials
Adeel ur Rehman NCP, Pakistan Introduction to C++ and Python
Muhammad Irfan Asghar NCP, Pakistan RPC's at the CMS detector

Venue and Date

06 - 17 August, 2018
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan


Graduate/Undergraduate students of universities/institutes and young scientists, who are new to the field of particle physics or intend to work in this field can apply.

LHC School Poster

To download the school poster, click here.

LHC School Schedule

To download the school schedule, click here.

How to apply

  • Online application form can be accessed here. Submit online application form not later than June 20, 2018
  • Last date for foreign participants is June 15, 2018

Registration fee

  • Registration fee for local participants: 2000 PKR
  • Registration fee for foreign participants: 25 USD
  • Selected Participants are required to submit registration fee in advance after receiving final selection email.


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

For Further Queries, Please Contact:
Collaborations & Academic Activities Department (CAAD)
National Centre for Physics,
Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2077363, +92-51-2077337