School on Flavor Physics

2008, July 13 -- July 25

Organizers: N. Brambilla (Universitá de Milano)
S. Peris (Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona)
A. Pich (Universitat de Valčncia)
J. Portolés (CSIC)
J. Soto (Universitat de Barcelona)

The organization of this school is triggered by the commitments of the EU network Flavianet (http://ific.uv.es/flavianet/)

This school is addressed to graduate students world wide working in topics related to flavor physics: phenomenology, lattice and experiment. The lectures are intended to be introductory and adapted to this level.

The main topics to be covered in the school are: effective theories, lattice QCD, flavor physics phenomenology and experiment, chiral perturbation theory , heavy quark effective theory, non-relativistic QCD, and soft-collinear effective theory. There will also be additional lectures on QCD at finite temperature and chemical potential, baryon chiral perturbation theory, higher energy (LHC related) experiments and phenomenology, and beyond the standard model physics.

The students will have four lectures in the morning. The lecturers are expected to provide at least one exercise per lecture that the students must try to solve in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon there will be a session for them to present the outcome of the exercises and to discuss them. This session is going to be supervised by tutors (junior postdocs) and not by the lecturers.

The students will be asked to bring a poster with them on their research projects so that some poster sessions may be organized in order to increase the interaction between lecturers and students, and between the students themselves.


Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18
Nakada Nakada Nakada Leutwyler Pineda
Braaten Braaten Braaten Braaten Stewart
Leutwyler Leutwyler Nakada Burgess Burgess
Luescher Luescher Luescher Luescher Laine
Tutor's meeting
Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials

Su 20 Mo 21 Tu 22 We 23 Th 24
Burgess Neubert Neubert Neubert D'Enterria
Neubert Pineda Frixione Frixione Frixione
Kubis Kubis
Laine Laine Vairo D'Enterria Vairo
Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials Tutorials

  • Introduction to Effective Field Theories (E. Braaten)
  • Flavor Physics Phenomenology (M. Neubert)
  • Flavor Physics Experiments (T. Nakada)
  • Introduction to lattice QCD (M. Lüscher)
  • Chiral Perturbation Theory (H. Leutwyler)
  • Non-relativistic QCD (A. Pineda/A. Vairo)
  • Soft-collinear effective theory (I. Stewart)
  • Baryon chiral perturbation theory (B. Kubis)
  • QCD at finite temperature and chemical potential (M. Laine)
  • Introduction to perturbative QCD and LHC phenomenology (S. Frixione)
  • High energy experiments (D. d'Enterria)
  • Physics beyond the standard model (C. P. Burgess)


Guido Bell, Victor Braguta, Ňscar Catŕ, Xavier Garcia i Tormo, Nils Offen, Juan José Sanz Cillero, Javier Virto.

Participants are expected to arrive on July 13 and leave on July 25, although shorter stays are also possible.

Free buses will depart from Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 647 (metro: Palau Reial, green line) at 15.00h with a stop at the airport (at the entrance of Car Park A, next to the Police Office, on your left from terminal A) at 15:30h.
Return buses from Benasque to Barcelona airport will depart at 9.00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 6h. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, July 13.
- Benasque-Barcelona, July 25


Deadline for applications is April 7, 2008.

  • Application form (closed on April 7, 2008)
  • Check your registration data (for registered participants only)
  • Book and check your accommodation here (opened from early April to june 15).

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:
CSIC, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Gobierno de Aragón, Ayuntamiento de Benasque, Universidad de Zaragoza, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona y Fundación BBVA.