European School of Instrumentation
in Particle & Astroparticle Physics

February 2020

5 February 2020 - Muon detection with Laurent Chevalier (CEA Saclay)
ESIPAP 20 - Chevalier

Today, ESIPAP students have a talk on “Muon Detection”. A Muon is a lepton and as a fundamental particle, it is also a very good probe for many different measurements like cosmic rays, the search for the Higgs boson or even finding secret chambers in the Giza pyramid in Egypt.


Thank to Laurent Chevalier, a permanent research physicist at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, University-Paris-Saclay ! Laurent has been working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, more specifically on the muon spectrometer, for more than 20 years now.


He is currently engaged in new studies on Axion Dark Matter.



January 2020

27 January 2020 - Experimental Particle Physics with Marco Delmastro (CNRS-LAPP)
ESIPAP20 - Delmastro

The Experimental Particle Physics course reviews all the fundamentals needed to embark toward the design and realisation of effective detectors and experiments for high energy physics: from relativistic kinematics to the interaction of particles with matter, from basic accelerator physics to particle identification, from data analysis up to signal-over-background optimisation.


Thanks to Marco Delmastro, an experimental particle physicist of the Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules, for sharing his expertise at ESI.



20 January 2020 - Keynote talk by Prof. Antonella Castellina (INFN, Turin)
ESIPAP 2020 Prof. Antonella Castellina

A huge thank you to Prof. Antonella Castellina, who gave today’s keynote lecturer at the opening of ESIPAP 2020. Antonella is an experimental physicist at Turin’s Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica and co-spokesperson of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.

Her talk focused on ultra-high energy cosmic messengers : a growing field of research founded on the wealth of information on gamma rays, neutrinos and gravitational waves gathered during the course of major international collaborations.


20 January 2020 - Start of ESIPAP 2020 
ESIPAP 2020 Group Course 1

ESI was today delighted to welcome to 23 Master and PhD students from all around the world!


During this first Course which will last 4 intensive weeks, students will concentrate on experimental cosmology and the physics of instrumentation for particle detectors.


ESIPAP proposes an innovative pedagogical approach, based on an exciting mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group workshops, practical sessions and laboratory visits.