CAPSS 2023
Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School
May 7-13, 2023

Summer School Schedule

The  2023 schedule will be released closer to the school.

A detailed schedule for previous in-person schools is below. If you have any questions, you can contact us at summerschool@mcdonaldinstitute.ca.


2:00pm-4:00pm: Arrival of Students and Registration on Queen’s University campus
4:00pm-6:00pm: Welcome, overview of CAPSS, and brief tour of campus, ending at dinner
6:00pm-9:00pm: Icebreaker Dinner and Social Event


7:30am-8:45am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: Astrophysics and Cosmology of Dark Matter, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-5.00pm: Astrophysics and Cosmology of Dark Matter, Computer Labs
Evening: Dinner and Free Time


7:30am-8:45am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: The Basics of Dark Matter Direct Detection, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-5.00pm: Applications of Dark Matter Direct Detection, Experimental Labs
7:00pm-10:00pm: Public Outreach event, students encouraged to attend for dinner


7:30am-8:45am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am-12:00pm: Neutrinos, Lectures
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-4.00pm: Neutrinos, Experimental Labs
4:30pm-12:00am: Travel to Sudbury


8:00am-9:30am: Breakfast and Drive to SNOLAB
10:00am-12:00pm: SNOLAB Above Ground Tour
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00pm-4.00pm: SNO Masterclass
6:00pm-9:00pm: Free Time in Sudbury


5:30am-7:00am: Breakfast and Drive to SNOLAB
7:00am-4:00pm: SNOLAB Underground Tour (lunch provided underground)
6:00pm-10:00pm: Closing Reception


7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast
8:00am: Departure from Sudbury
12:30pm: Estimated Arrival in Toronto (Union Station dropoff), grab quick lunch
4:00pm: Estimated Arrival in Kingston (Queen’s University dropoff)