Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School 2018

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The exact details of this schedule may change before CAPSS 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. A more detailed schedule for the summer school will be sent to all successful applicants before the school starts. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

Sunday, May 13 2018

2:00pm-5:00pm: Arrival of Students and Registration on Queen's University campus
5:00pm-6:30pm: Tour of Campus
6:30pm-8:30pm: Icebreaker Dinner

Monday, May 14 2018

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: Astrophysics and Cosmology of Dark Matter, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-5.00pm: Astrophysics and Cosmology of Dark Matter, Computer Labs
Evening: Dinner and Free Time

Tuesday, May 15 2018

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: The Basics of Dark Matter Direct Detection, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-5.00pm: Applications of Dark Matter Direct Detection, Experimental Labs
7:00pm-9:30pm: Student Dinner (provided)

Wednesday, May 16 2018

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: Neutrinos, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-4.00pm: Neutrinos, Experimental Labs
5:00pm-12:00am: Travel to Sudbury

Thursday, May 17 2018

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast and Drive to SNOLAB
8:00am-2:00pm: SNOLAB Underground Tour (lunch underground)
6:00pm-10:00pm: Free Time in Sudbury

Friday, May 18 2018

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast and Drive to SNOLAB
9:00am-12:00pm: SNO Masterclass
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-4.00pm: SNO Masterclass
6:00pm-9:00pm: Closing Reception

Saturday, May 19 2018

9:00am: Departure from Sudbury
1:00pm: Estimated Arrival in Toronto (Union Station dropoff)
4:00pm: Estimated Arrival in Kingston (Queen's University dropoff)