We invite you to attend the sixth annual New England Particle Physics Student Retreat (NEPPSR), which will be held August 13-17 on Cape Cod. This retreat is intended for students who have completed their first year of graduate study and are interested in pursuing a PhD in particle physics or particle astrophysics. There will be seminars on current research topics in the field as well as those lectures on material that never seems to get covered in the usual graduate curriculum, such as analysis methods, statistics, electronics, and detector technology. Faculty from the participating schools will be attending the retreat and leading the seminars and lectures. The schedule for the week is under preparation, but it will look very much like previous schedules available below.

For the first two years NEPPSR took place in New Hampshire's White Mountains, but recently we have been using the Craigville Conference Center, near Hyannis, which is run by the UCC denomination and is located on a bluff overlooking the beach. For some pictures take a look at http://www.hepl.harvard.edu/~gwb/NEPPSR_Photos/Craigville.html. We will have the use of two large houses (the Lodge and the Manor). There are several very nice meeting spaces with great views. We will have continental breakfast served at the Lodge, and will make a 10 minute walk to the Craigville Inn for lunch and dinner. And of course there is a gorgeous beach a short walk away. When not engaged at work or play, participants can maintain contact with the real world by high speed internet, kindly provided by Comcast.

Here are some pictures and more pictures of NEPPSR 2007.


7:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Analysis Techniques
Prosper - FSU
Sorbo - UMass
Neutrinos II
Gallagher - Tufts

whale watch
(click for 2006 pictures)

free time

box lunch today

Project Finale

Blocker - Brandeis

Butler - BU

Heintz - BU

Dark Matter
McKinsey - Yale
11:45 lunch lunch lunch lunch
1:00 LHC Theory
Nelson - Northeastern
Analysis Techniques
Prosper - FSU
Narain - Brown
Barletta - MIT
Srivastava - Northeastern
2:15 Neutrinos I
Formaggio - MIT
project time Gravitational Lensing
Dell'Antonio - Brown
Analysis Techniques
Prosper/Narain - FSU/Brown

Huth - Harvard

3:45 QCD and Strings
Volovich -Brown
Flavor Physics
Golowich - UMass
Trigger and DAQ
Black - Harvard
Bose - Brown
5:00 Social hour Social hour Social hour Social hour  
5:45 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner  
8:00 ROOT Tutorials
Tulika Bose - Brown
Round Table Student Seminars Free  

Transportation: Ride sharing is being organized, please contact your local university representative or one of this year's chairmen: (kearns@bu.edu, Narain@hep.brown.edu,willocq@physics.umass.edu). Other transportation options:
  • Bus between Hyannis and Boston (South Station, Park Square, Logan Airport) to Hyannis. http://www.p-b.com/
    Call us at the Craigville Conference Center when you arrive and we will pick you up in Hyannis.
    This phone number will ring in the Lodge: (508) 771-1865.
  • Driving: use this Google Maps link to make maps and directions: (Craigville Conference Center)
    Here are some low-tech directions annotated with useful details and landmarks: (scanned directions)

2007 Organizing Committee:
Ed Kearns (co-chair), Stephane Willocq (co-chair), Greg Landsberg, Emanuela Barberis,
Craig Blocker, George Brandenburg (founder), Peter Fisher, Masahiro Morii, Meenakshi Narain (co-chair), Gabriella Sciolla, Krzystof Sliwa.


Previous NEPPSR Web Pages:
NEPPSR I (2002) North Woodstock, New Hampshire [talks]  
NEPPSR II (2003) North Woodstock, New Hampshire [talks]  
NEPPSR III (2004) Craigville, Massachusetts  
NEPPSR IV (2005) Craigville, Massachusetts  
NEPPSR V (2006) Craigville, Massachusetts