Experimental High Energy Physics Department (EHEPD) at National Centre for Physics(NCP) has been regularly organizing schools on LHC Physics since 2009. This year, the 9th School on LHC Physics will be organized virtually from 17 – 21 August 2020. The objective of the school is to provide a platform to young researchers and students to interact with the leading experts of the field and to learn the latest tools and techniques used to analyze the physics data.

We are at very exciting times in particle physics. On one hand, LHC machine has performed really well by delivering a tremendous amount of data. On the other hand the Standard Model, which describes beautifully the elementary particles and their interactions, works really well. At the same time we know that SM cannot explain some of the most popular ideas like existence of dark matter, and the preponderance of matter over antimatter, super-symmetry, quantum gravity, extra dimensions, string theory. Physicists around the globe are preparing for the next steps, eyeing on the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) which will deliver around 3000 fb-1 to probe the SM even higher energies and smaller scales.


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

Foreign Speakers (Tentative)

John Ellis King’s College, London, UK Standard Model of Particles Physics
Thomas Muller KIT, Germany Top Quark Physics
Luca Malgeri CERN, Switzerland Introduction to CMS Experiment, overview, past, present, future
Jonas Rademacker University of Bristol, UK Statistical Techniques in HEP
Frank Hartmann KIT, Germany Silicon Detectors, CMS Phase-2 Upgrade
Gabriella Pugliese Bari, INFN Introduction to Detectors, RPC’s Current Status
Freya Blekman Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium Physics Beyond Standard Model, SUSY Searches
Albert De Roeck CERN, Switzerland Higgs Physics

Local Organizers

Muhammad Irfan Asghar (EHEPD, NCP) Muhammad Ahmad (EHEPD, NCP) Wajid Aii Khan (EHEPD, NCP)
Abdul Hamid (CAAD, NCP) Naveed Imran (CAAD, NCP)

Venue and Date

17 - 21 August, 2020
National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan


Students of M.Sc, MS, M.Phil, Ph.D and young scientists of academic and R&D organisations, who are already working or intend to work in the field of particle physics can apply. Faculty members are encouraged to attend the school.

How to apply

Online application form can be accessed here. Deadline for the registration is 05 August, 2020. Participation is free.

LHC School Poster

To download the school poster, click here.

LHC School Schedule

To download the school schedule, click here.

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
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk