Experimental High Energy Physics Department (EHEPD) at National Centre for Physics (NCP), Islamabad is organizing 10th School on LHC Physics from August 16 - 20, 2021. Due to Covid-19 the participation of sthe School will be virtual. The objective of the School is to provide a platform to young students and researchers to interact with the leading experts of the field. The School lectures will focus on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of high energy physics targeting, accelerator and detector physics, and statistics and machine learning tools used to analyse the physics data.


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has already delivered a tremendous amount of data with a proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV and an excellent performance of the ATLAS, CMS, LHCb and ALICE experiments have allowed an extraordinary precision calculations and modeling of various physical processes at hadron colliders. The LHC results using 150 fb-1 of data have so far confirmed the validity of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics up to unprecedented energy scales and with great precision in the sectors of strong and electroweak interactions as well as flavour physics. Physicists are now eyeing towards the High Luminosity LHC which will deliver around 3000 fb-1 to probe the SM with even greater precision.

Topics to be Covered

  • Standard Model and Beyond
  • Top Quark, Higgs and Electro-Weak Physics
  • Supersymmetry
  • Statistical Tools in High Energy Physics (HEP)
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Monte Carlo Generators in HEP
  • Detectors in HEP
  • From Raw to Physics Objects
  • Trigger and Data Acquisition
  • Future Colliders


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

Foreign Speakers (Tentative)

Luca Malgeri CERN, Switzerland Introduction to CMS Experiment
Albert De Roeck CERN, Switzerland Neutrino Physics
Frank Hartmann KIT, Germany Silicon Detector
Juliette Alimena CERN, Switzerland Exotic Physics
Rujula De Alvaro CERN and Boston University Standard Model
Abideh Jafari DESY, Germany Top Physics
Marcello Abbrescia BARI, Italy Gaseous Detectors
John Ellis CERN, Switzerland Standard Model and its Current Status

Local Speakers (Tentative)

Hafeez R. Hoorani NCP, Pakistan
Bilal Masood CHEP, Pakistan
Ashfaq Ahmad NCP, Pakistan
Faisal Akram CHEP, Pakistan
Mansoor-ur-Rehman QAU, Pakistan
Rashid Ahmed KUST, Pakistan

Activity Coordinators

Muhammad Irfan Asghar (NCP, Pakistan) Muhammad Ahmad (NCP, Pakistan) Saleh Mohammad (NCP, Pakistan)
Wajid Ali Khan (NCP, Pakistan) Rabia Rasheed (NCP, Pakistan) Naveed Imran (NCP, Pakistan)

Technical Coordinator

Muhammad Irfan Asghar
Ph: +92 51 2077 388

Venue and Date

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


The School will be of interest to graduate and post-graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty members and research scientists, who are already working or intend to work in the field of particle physics may apply. By the start of the School, applicants must have completed at least 3 or 4 years of full-time studies at the university level. There is no registration or participation fee for the school. Good knowledge of English is required. However, due to unusual circumstances (COVID-19), the whole activity will be virtual. The participents are expected to have realiable and stable internet connection for the active participation in school.

How to apply

Online application form can be accessed here. Deadline for the registration is July 30th, 2021. The selected participants will be notified by an email from the organizing committee once the selection procedure is completed.

LHC School Poster

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LHC School Schedule

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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
Website: www.ncp.edu.pk