Joint ICTP-SAIFR/MITP Summer School on Particle Physics beyond the Standard Model

September 12-23, 2022 

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP



This first joint school of the ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) and the Mainz Institute of Theoretical Physics (MITP) will provide in-depth lectures in advanced topics in theoretical particle physics, covering important areas where recent progress has been made in the field.  This activity is aimed at advanced graduate students, and funding for travel and local expenses is available for accepted candidates from both Latin America and Europe.

There is no registration fee.


  • Gustavo Burdman (IF-USP, Brazil)
  • Felix Yu (MITP, Germany)
  • Matthias Neubert (MITP, Germany)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR)


1st week

  • Csaba Csaki (Cornell University, USA): Naturalness-motivated BSM
    References: HERE
  • Jay M. Hubisz (Syracuse U., USA): Cosmology
  • Yael Shadmi (Israel Institute of Technology – Technion, Israel): Tools at the Frontiers of BSM: amplitudes
    Reading material: HERE

2nd week

  • Tilman Plehn (University of Heidelberg, Germany): Tools at the Frontiers of BSM: future colliders and machine learning
    Lecture notes: click HERE. Please download it onto your laptops, for the plots.
  • Raffaele Tito d’Agnolo (IPhT-Saclay, France):The light and feeble frontier: light DM, Feebly Interacting Particles, Axion-like Particles and other beasts
  • Gilad Perez (Weizmann Institute, Israel): Frontiers in non-natural BSM



Online application is closed



School Program: PDF updated on September 12, 2022


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Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on September 12 (Monday) at the Institute,  from 09:00 am to 10:00 am.

List of Participants: Updated on September 05, 2022

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided  by ICTP-SAIFR, should bring the boarding pass upon registration. The return boarding pass (PDF, if online check-in, scan or picture, if physical) should be sent to by e-mail . Participants whose travel has been provided by MITP (Mainz) will receive instructions by E-mail.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result. You are only required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically. Masks are mandatory at the subway, bus and IFT-UNESP building.

How to reach the Institute: The program will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.