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

Summer School Schedule

The detailed 2023 schedule will be released closer to the school.

An overview schedule for the 2023 school is below. If you have any questions, you can contact us at


2:00pm-4:00pm: Arrival of Students and Registration on Queen’s University campus at the Albert Street residence.
4:00pm-6:00pm: Welcome, overview of CAPSS, and brief tour of campus, ending at dinner/social.
6:00pm-9:00pm: Icebreaker Social Event (some food provided, but other food is available)


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, Lectures and Break-out groups
Evening: 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
Evening: Free Time


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


8:00am-9:30am: Breakfast (provided) 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-6:00am: Breakfast (provided) and Drive to SNOLAB
6:00am-4:00pm: SNOLAB Underground Tour (lunch provided underground)
6:00pm-10:00pm: Closing Reception


7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast (provided)
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)
*Note: Other drop-off locations are possible with advanced notice (Barrie, Parry Sound)