Linear Collider Physics School 2003
17th - 23nd August 2003
Ambleside, Lake District, England
The international consensus within the particle physics community
is that the next accelerator should be a linear e+e- collider.
This school is intended to give students and postdoctoral researchers
a detailed grounding in the physics potential of a linear e+e- collider.
Topics covered will include Higgs, Electroweak, Supersymmetry and
Two Photon Collider physics.
The school will take place in Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake
District. The primary point of contact is the web site where you will
find the registration form.
The program consists of a series of lectures designed to give a
thorough introduction to the physics potential of a linear collider.
There will also be an opportunity for those attending to make a short
presentation of their work. The registration form provides a space for
you to indicate a title for your talk in this case. The lectures will
be published in electronic form.
The fee for the school will be 330 pounds. There will be a discount
of 30 pounds for registration and payment of fees before June 30.
There is also a discount of 30 pounds for people choosing to share a
room. The price for accompanying persons is 250 pounds. It is
possible to arrive on Saturday 16th August (30 pounds). Information
on how to pay is available on the web site.
A small number of bursaries are available in the form of partial or
full reduction of the conference fee. The decision as to who should
receive these will be made by the organising committee. If you wish
to be considered please state your case when registering.
The fee covers six nights accommodation from Sunday, 17 August to
Saturday 23 August, full English breakfast, morning and afternoon
coffee/tea and biscuits. Sandwiches and light snacks can be
purchased at the conference centre, and the accommodation includes a
shared kitchen area which students may use. Many traditional pubs,
coffee shops and restaurants can be found in the centre of Ambleside
which is a few minutes walk away.
How to get to Ambleside
Ambleside is in the heart of the Lake District, in North West
England. The conference will be held at the Lake District Conference
Centre, University College of St. Martin, Ambleside Campus, Ambleside,
Cumbria, LA22 9BB. Tel. +44-15394-30217. The campus is located on the
right hand side of the road just after leaving the town centre in the
direction of Rydal, directly opposite the main Police Station. Note
that this was formerly known as Charlotte Mason College so if you need
to ask locals/taxi drivers for directions the may still know it by the
The Conference Centre reception is open 24 hours a day. Most people
are expected to arrive on Sunday 17th August, but the rooms are
available from Saturday 16th August at an additional charge of 30
pounds for those who wish to arrive earlier.
The nearest train station is in Windermere, about 5 miles (8 km) from
Ambleside, with connections from Oxenholme station which is on the
main London Euston - Glasgow line. You can take either a local bus
(``Stagecoach Cumberland'', approximately every half hour) or a taxi
to Ambleside. The bus fare is about 1.50 pounds each way and the taxi
fare is roughly 6 pounds. Connections between your starting point and
Windermere can be found by visiting the National Rail Web page which
can be reached via a link on the School's web page.
Air - Manchester
By far the closest and most convenient airport is Manchester
Airport. From the airport you can take a train to Windermere. The
train journey takes 2 - 3 hours, depending on a connection, and the
return fare is currently 27 pounds 60 p. The train connection times
can be found in the National Rail Web page - type Manchester Airport
and Windermere as the initial and final points. See the section
above for information about how to get from Windermere to Ambleside.
Air - Liverpool
There are now a few low cost services to Liverpool Airport from
Europe (For example Easyjet). From the airport take the bus to
Liverpool Lime Street central station and then a train to Windermere.
If you come by car you will approach via the M6 motorway. If
travelling from the south, leave the motorway at junction 36 and take
the A591 (following signs to Keswick). The A591 forms the main road
through Ambleside and the campus is located on the right hand side of
the road just after leaving the town centre, directly opposite the
main Police Station. If coming from the north leave the M6 at
junction 40 (Penrith) and take the A66 for Threlkeld,
St. John's-in-the-Vale and the A591 to Ambleside. Parking on site
will be available and is free.
The conference is part of the ECFA programme agreed at the Amsterdam
meeting in April 2003. It is being organised by the Lancaster
University High Energy Physics Group members: I. Bertram, A. Finch,
and A. Sopczak.
Programme Committee International Advisory Committee
K. Desch (Hamburg) S. Bertolucci (INFN Frascati)
H.-U. Martyn (RWTH Aachen) B. Foster (Bristol)
S. Maxfield (Liverpool) W. Hollik (MPI Munich)
K. Moenig (DESY) M. Oreglia (Chicago)
A. Sopczak (Lancaster) P. Osland (Bergen)
F. Richard (Orsay)
A. Wagner (DESY)