CAPSS 2024
Canadian Astroparticle Physics Summer School
May 5-11, 2024

Summer School Schedule

The detailed 2024 schedule will be released closer to the school.

A tentative schedule is below. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

Sunday – May 5

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)

Monday – May 6

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

Tuesday – May 7

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

Wednesday – May 8

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

Thursday – May 9

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

Friday – May 10

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

Saturday – May 11

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)