World leading experts in theoretical physics taught PhD students

Students from all over the world got the opportunity to meet some of the leading physicists at the 2022 XQCD PhD school.

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Bildekollasj av studenter og lærere.
Students and lecturers at the 2022 XQCD PhD school.

The PhD school was arranged by Department of Mathemathics and Physics at University of Stavanger.

The 2022 XQCD PhD school was an accompanying event to the 18th International Conference on QCD in Extreme Conditions (XQCD 2022).

The school was held at UiS from July 22nd to July 25th 2022 in the week before the XQCD 2022 conference, which took place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

More than 25 PhD students from universities all over the world, selected according to to academic potential, attended lectures given by world-leading experts in fundamental physics. The topics were linked to CERN physics and neutron stars. Lecturers were from UiS, IMT Atlantique in France, Tohoku University in Japan and Universität Bielefeld in Germany.

"Students have the need for more education during the summer. The Department of Mathematics and Physics therefore offered lectures at doctoral level via the XQCD school, which is one example of how UiS realizes more academic value for our students in Stavanger and other outstanding students from abroad," Professor Alexander Rothkopf says.

The lecturers at the PhD school were world leading experts in theoretical physics:

  • Gergely Endrödi (University of Bielefeld) – High Performance Computing Simulations of Quantum Systems
  • Jacopo Ghiglieri (SUBATECH) – High precision analytic computations of the strong interactions
  • Toru Kojo (Tohoku University) – Expert on the physics of quarks and gluons in neutron stars
  • Aleksi Kurkela (UiS) – Expert on the physics of quarks and gluons in heavy-ion collisions carried out at CERN