Thai-JUNO-IHEP underpins multi-lateral research collaboration in Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics

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2 – 7 November 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) unfolds its prime winter school this season with multi-lateral mega-project “Thai-JUNO-IHEP Neutrino Physics and Astroparticle School” during 2 – 7 November 2017 in Chiang Mai, implemented by the International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO (ITCA).

 

        Under the inked-MoU collaboration between NARIT, Suranaree University of Technology, Chulalongkorn University as Thai-JUNO (Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory) with the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (IHEP) dated 21 June 2017 in the attempt for Thailand to participate in the JUNO project, this School stresses the underpins the professional areas of relevant research works and trainings in physics, high-energy astrophysics and astroparticle physics. As a collaborative event held under the Order of Thai-JUNO and IHEP, it features various topics of Neutrino and Astroparticle Physics including;

- Introduction to Neutrino Physics

- Principle of Neutrino Observation

- Neutrino oscillation in vacuum and matter

- Supernovae Neutrino

- Statistical Analysis

- DSNB and other Astrophysical sources

- Solar Neutrino

- Cosmic Neutrino Background

- Introduction to JUNO experiment

- Hands-on sessions

Each of the different topics were introduced and carried out by international experts and professionals in the fields, affiliated with respective partnered institutes and beyond. The School also has a privilege to welcome a Breakthrough Prize laureate and Chinese elementary particle and accelerator physicist - Prof. Wang Yifang – IHEP Director, as well as its many other prominent figures including Prof. Cao Jun, Prof. Zhou Shun and Dr. He Miao. Among the team of lecturers were Prof. Yan Yupeng from SUT and Dr. Dmitry Naumov from Joint Insitute for Nuclear Research, Russia.

 

 

        Participating audience of 25 undergraduates and young researchers representing various affiliations such as CMU, SUT, SWU, KKU, CU and NARIT are expected to expand and develop their interests in different research areas from relevant information gained, with the ability to analyze, enhance as well as to promote the experiment and collaboration of Thai-JUNO in order to attract academic individuals in doing research in physics, astroparticle physics and neutrino physics, as well as creating platform for international cooperation in the long run.

 

 

        The “Thai-JUNO-IHEP Neutrino Physics and Astroparticle School” marks the first school under ITCA – initiated by NARIT for the 2018 fiscal year. Living up to the well-aimed 3-level target audience of ITCA in high school, undergraduates and young researchers, defining global standards by all means.