Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 15 May 2023 04:15
Ends 25 May 2023 13:15
Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University

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BCVSPIN-2023 is the continuation of the BCVSPIN (Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Nepal) program initiated in 1989 by Professors Abdus Salam, Jogesh Pati, Yu Lu, and Qaisar Shafi with a goal to provide a platform for scientists in the South/Southeast Asia region to learn about developments in particle/astroparticle physics and cosmology from leading experts. Previous editions took place in Nepal (1989, 1990, 1994-97), India (1992), China (2007, 2009, 2013), Vietnam (2011), and Mexico (2014).

The most recent edition BCVSPIN-2021 was organised in virtual format in January 2022. The 2023 edition will be held as an in-person school in Kathmandu, Nepal (hosted jointly by Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University)

The aim of the school is to provide a broad introductory coverage of key topics in contemporary research to young researchers in the South Asia region (primarily Masters and early PhD students). The event is planned as a fully in-person event, with lecturers staying for one week and students expected to stay for the entire duration. In order to prepare the students for the main lectures, we also plan to organize an optional online preparatory school the week before BCVSPIN-2023, where the organizers will cover the basics of particle physics and cosmology.

The full schedule of the event is available here

Speakers and topics:
Mu-Chun Chen, University of California Irvine - Flavor Physics   
Niraj Dhital, Tribhuvan University - Particle Astrophysics

Shih-Chieh Hsu, University of Washington - Physics at the LHC
Ranjan Laha, IISc, Banglore - Dark Matter Detection
Nobuchika Okada, University of Alabama - Early Universe Cosmology
Michael Ratz, University of California Irvine - Fundamentals of QFT
Nausheen Shah, Wayne State University - Higgs and New Physics
Bibhushan Shakya, DESY - Gravitational Waves
Tracy Slatyer, MIT - Dark Matter Theory
Michael Spannowsky, IPPP Durham (Computational Tools for Particle Physics)
Avelino Vicente, Valencia - Numerical Tools for Particle Physics and Cosmology

Keynote Speaker (Remote):
Takaaki Kajita, U. Tokyo, ICCR, 2015 Nobel Laureate

Local Organizing Committee:
Rajendra Adhikari, Kathmandu University
Niraj Dhital, Tribhuvan University
Dipendra Hamal, Kathmandu University
Ujjwal Man Joshi, Kathmandu University
Raju Khanal, Tribhuvan University
Om Prakash Niraula, Tribhuvan University
Deepak Prasad Subedi, Kathmandu University

Organizing Committee:
Bibhushan Shakya, DESY (Chair)
Mu-Chun Chen, University of California Irvine
Talal Ahmed Chowdhury, University of Dhaka
Anish Ghoshal, University of Warsaw
P.Q. Hung, University of Virginia
Nobuchika Okada, University of Alabama
Digesh Raut, Washington College
Qaisar Shafi, University of Delaware
Nausheen Shah, Wayne State University
Suyog Shrestha, Washington College
Anil Thapa, University of Virginia

Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware US ATLAS Collaboration International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) ICTP Physics Without Frontiers (PWF), International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) Wayne State University