Optional Spring Break Program 2014
The 2013 group in front of the actual CMS detector (~100 meters underground).
PHZ4390, Nuclear and Particle Physics, will be offered by the
FSU Physics Department during Spring 2014. For the third
straight year, we will offer an optional spring break program: a
one-week trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
Two options for taking PHZ4390 will be available:
A flyer about the program from International Programs is available here.
CERN is one of the world's leading research centers for particle physics. It was founded in post-war Europe as a multinational laboratory, even to the point that the lab lies across the Swiss-French border. Since 1954, world-class research has been carried out there, resulting in a number of important discoveries and at least three Nobel Prizes. The CERN Spring Break program will give you the opportunity to see many of the leading-edge facilities at CERN, observe the ongoing research programs, and talk to scientists who work there. You will live and eat on the CERN site. We will also visit the city of Bern, Switzerland's capital, to tour the apartment where Einstein lived in 1905.
Planned ActivitiesSome of the planned activities include (subject to change):
How to RegisterThere are two ways to register for PHZ4390 in Spring 2014:
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the program cost? - For 2014 the program cost will be $1885 to be paid to FSU International Programs.
What does the program fee cover? - The program fee covers three (3) credit hours for the course, housing at CERN, seven lunchs, one group dinner, local transportation for official group activities, pick-up at the airport, round trip train ticket to Bern, tour of downtown Geneva, visit to Einstein House, and a tour of the United Nations.
What other costs might I incur? - Most importantly, the fee does not cover airfare to/from Geneva, that is your responsibility. Most dinners and breakfasts are not included. Souveniors and non-official social activites are not included. You will also probably want to use the easily available public transportation which has a fee. Transportation back to the airport at the end of the trip is not included.
Are scholarships available? - Yes. FSU International Programs has a limited number of scholarships that can cover up to 1/4 of the program fee. You must apply by the deadline listed on the FSU IP website (warning it is in the early fall).
How do I apply for a scholarship?
To Prof. Adams' home page.
Created Aug. 31, 2011 - TA. Modified Sep. 9, 2013 - TA