Registration is now open for the International School of Trigger and Data Acquisition (ISOTDAQ), which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 28 January to 5 February 2015. The deadline for registration is 15 October 2014.
The ISOTDAQ 2015 is the sixth of a series of International Schools dedicated to introduce MSc and PhD students and Posdocs to the "arts and crafts" of triggering and acquiring data for physics experiments.
The main aim of the school is to provide an overview of the basic instruments and methodologies used in high energy physics, spanning from small experiences in lab to the very large LHC experiments, spotting the main building blocks as well as the different choices and architectures at different levels of complexity. About half of the school time will be dedicated to laboratory exercises where the students are exposed to most of the techniques described in the lectures.
Preliminary material and exercises about the basics of linux and of C language - which are needed for the labs - will be distributed to the students before the course. This material will be returned before the school and will be discussed during the first day.
The school will be held in English and will have a maximum of 52 students. Students will be selected according to their CV and a recommendation letter from one of their advisor. Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply following these instructions.
Though the school (lectures and labs) is completely financed by the supporting institutions, a fee of 600 euros is required to cover accommodation and lunches for all the students. Limited financial support is available for selected students.