The Winter School on Astroparticle Physics (WAPP) is being organized at the Cosmic Ray Laboratory of TIFR, Ooty in association with the Bose Institute, Kolkata, during December 21-29, 2016 in Ooty.

Who Should Apply?
Exceptionally bright students in the final year of M.Sc. interested in persuing a research career in AstroParticle physics, and young research scholars working in this area of research are encouraged to apply. Students in the final year of B.E./B.Tech. in Electronics and related areas with an outstanding academic record, having a deep interest in AstroParticle Physics may also apply.

Objective and scope of WAPP:

The philosophy of WAPP is to expose young minds to the excitement in the field of experimental high energy astroparticle physics. The WAPP program consists of two sessions of 4 hours duration every day. The first session in the morning consists of a set of 4 lectures, in advanced areas of astroparticle physics, high energy physics and astronomy. In the second session in the afternoon the students would have an opportunity to acquire hands-on experience by working with state-of-the-art equipment. They would be using high speed electronics, fast photomultiplier tubes, plastic scintillators etc. to make measurements on the properties of muons, exposing them to the excitement of original research.
The students participating in WAPP would be exposed to the modern concepts in these areas which should motivate them to take up a career of research in this frontier area.

Research Opportunities:
An interview will be conducted for the outstanding students in the winter school towards the end of the school for possible selection as Research Scholar at Cosmic Ray Laboratory, TIFR to persue Ph.D. in Astroparticle Physics. They will be provided with a suitable stipend during the period of their tenure.

Morning Lecture Session:
During the period 21-29 December 2016 the school would be conducted on 8 days, with 25 December 2016 would be holiday. During these  8 days a total of 32 lectures, each of 50 minutes duration, would be given during the morning sessions covering the following areas;
(1) Physics of High Energy Interactions
(2) High Energy Astroparticle Physics
(3) Solar Physics
(4) Computational Methods for Data Analysis
(5) Charged Particle Detection

Afternoon Laboratory Session:

A large number laboratory experiments are being setup wth four broad themes namely; (1) Operation of scintillators, (2) Signal processing, (3) Measurements using relativistic radiation, (4) Analysis of the observed data. Each participant would have an opportunity to take part in one experiment per day for a total of 8 experiments over the course of the winter school. Each participant would have an opportunity  to  work  on  at least 2 experiments  in  each of the 4 categories.