The 27th annual European School on High-Energy Physics (ESHEP2019) was given from 4 to 17 September 2019 in St. Petersburg. These Schools are systematically arranged in one of the Member States of two major international scientific centres: the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, Geneva) and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna).
This series of schools, famous as CERN-JINR schools, traditionally attract much attention of the youth thanks to a sophisticated scientific programme, well-developed format, and a careful choice of lecturers and leaders of discussions.
About 100 listeners from more than 30 countries participated in the School. Most of them are post-graduate students who finish their dissertations, possess a high scientific potential, and take part in recent research.
Leading scientists – world specialists in the main fields of modern high energy physics deliver their lectures and conduct discussions. In particular, a lecture on the Standard Model was given by A.V. Bednyakov, on cosmology – by V.A. Rubakov, on heavy quark physics – by M.I. Vysotskiy; A.V. Gladyshev, D.G. Levkov and E.Ya. Nugayev led discussions.
CERN Director-General Prof. Fabiola Gianotti and JINR Director, RAS Academician Victor Matveev presented traditional lectures on scientific programmes and prospects for research in the fields of high energy and particle physics.
In the frames of the School, a meeting with the participation of the public took place. The event started with a lecture by CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti, and continued with a question-and-answer session and a round-table discussion about the role of fundamental science in the development of the modern society. The JINR Director, RAS Academician V. A. Matveev, Deputy Academician Secretary and Head of the RAS Department of Physical Sciences Academician V. A. Rubakov, First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education, RAS Academician G. V. Trubnikov, SPbSTU Deputy Rector of Science Professor S.V. Mikuschev attended this meeting, as well as listeners of the School, researches and students from the institutions of higher education of St. Petersburg, and senior year students.
Thus, the whole series of European Schools of High-Energy Physics organized by CERN and JINR continues to fulfil its scientific and cultural mission at a high level constantly enhancing the programme and formats of interaction with the audience and the public.