About Us

Students to Students Split Summer School is organized by students of the Elite-MSc course "Theoretical and Mathematical Physics" at LMU and TU Munich in collaboration with the University of Split. The main idea behind this unique project is that, as the name implies, students teach students. By setting lecturers and students on the same level we do not only improve the mutual understanding, but furthermore allow for more vivid discussions and make the advantages of international cooperation in science available to students.

Georgeous view on Split

The talks and discussions that will form the School can roughly be classified into three topics:

  • Elementary Concepts of Theoretical and Experimental (High Energy) Physics
  • The Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Current Research

What is Our Goal?

After we dealt with the interplay of mathematical and theoretical physics last year, the School in 2018 will adress the interplay of theoretical and experimental physics, in particular in the field of Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics. Thereby we will cover not only basics, allowing it also advanced Bachelor and ongoing Master students of theoretical as well as experimental physics to take part, but also forge a brigde to current research. To enhance the dialogue between the particiants from both experimental and theoretical physics and to encourage them to think outside their used patterns by handling problems outside of their specialization, discussions will play a huge role in the School of 2018. To support the participants in their efforts to form an international network, the Summer School contains many additional activites outside the lecture hall. Not only does the beauty of Split urge all visitors to come together and deepen their new contacts while enjoying a traditional dinner together in the ancient center, also the surroundig nature creates an atmosphere which helps the mind to stay open for new ideas.

Beach near Split

September 18-23




To illuminate each topic from the perspective of experimental as well as theoretical physics, they will be addressed in three different lectures. First, a theoretical input will provide the knowledge necessary to understand the physics dealt with in the following. This knowledge is then used as a foundation for the subsequent discussions between the participants, whose goal is to train them in thinking about the connection between the abstract concepts of theoretical physics and actually measurable phenomena. These discussions will then be concluded by a presentation of concrete examples of experimental realizations.

Topics of the School

In order to establish a solid common basis on which we can build throughout our summer school, the most important concepts of both, theoretical and experimental physics, will be taught at the beginning. We will focus on the relevant cornerstones for high energy physics, including on one hand basics of QFT such as renormalization and scattering theory and on the other hand measurement techniques and detectors.
Starting with QED and measurements of the anomalous magnetic moment, we dive into the Standard Model to then introduce QCD as the second major building block, discussing famous experiments involved in bottom quark physics. We close this section with lectures on the Higgs Mechanism, touching current research and connecting with the following topics.
The School will end with a series of lectures covering the open questions of current research like Supersymmetry, Dark Matter and Axions, given by student and guest lecturers working on these topics.

Student Lecturers

Maximilian Heinz Ruep

Fatos Gashi

Llibert Aresté Saló

Juan Sebastian Valbuena

Michael Zantedeschi

Teresa Karanikolaou

Andriana Makridou

Daniela Köck

Arman Korajac

Jan Toelstede

Guest Lecturers

Current confirmed guest lecturers:

Daniel Denegri

CEA-Saclay and CERN/Phys. Dept.

Research interests: Elementary Particle physics, LHC physics, CMS experiment
Selected publications:

  • Number of papers in connection with the discovery of W,Z bosons in the years1980-90 and Higgs boson discovery in 2012 papers before and afterwards, I took a key part in these discoveries
  • book: LAventure du grand collisionneur LHC Du big bang au boson de Higgs, EDP Science, Les Ulis, Paris 2014, (in French), English version in preparation
  • CERN, LHC i eksperimenti, CMS I Higgsov bozon u perspektivi popularizacjoni clanak na hrvatdskom u: Hrvatska Revija, 2/2017, Juli 2017

Marko Kovač

Faculty of Science, University of Split

Research interests: Higgs boson physics, experimental high energy physics
Selected publications:

  • Constraints on the spin-parity and anomalous HVV couplings of the Higgs boson in proton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV By CMS Collaboration (Vardan Khachatryan et al.). arXiv:1411.3441 [hep-ex]. 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012004. Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) no.1, 012004.
  • Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC By CMS Collaboration (Serguei Chatrchyan et al.).arXiv:1207.7235 [hep-ex]. 10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.021. Phys.Lett. B716 (2012) 30-61.

Toni Šćulac

FESB (Split, Croatia) / Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France)

Research interests: Higgs properties measurements in the "golden channel" High Granularity Calorimeter (HGCal), Very Front end Electronics (VFE), CMS upgrade Electron reconstruction and efficiency measurements in the CMS
Selected publications:

  • "Search for a new scalar resonance decaying to a pair of Z bosons in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV", CMS Collaboration, JHEP (2018) arXiv:1804.01939
  • "Constraints on anomalous Higgs boson couplings using production and decay information in the four- lepton final state", CMS Collaboration, Phys. Lett. B (2017) arXiv:1707.00541
  • "Measurements of properties of the Higgs boson decaying into the four-lepton final state in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV", CMS Collaboration, JHEP (2017) arXiv:1706.09936
  • "SKIROC2_CMS an ASIC for testing CMS HGCAL", J. Borg and S. Callier and D. Coko and F. Dulucq and C. de La Taille and L. Raux and T. Sculac and D. Thienpont, Journal of Instrumentation (Volume 12, February 2017) http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-0221/12/02/C02019/

Philip Hackstock

Stefan Meyer Institute

Research interests: Antimatter, Detector physics


The second round of registration is now open. If you experience some difficulties with the registration form, please contact us on our e-mail adress: s2s4@pmfst.hr

Registration information

The second round of registration lasts from 12.7. until 10.8.

There is a participation fee of 20 Euro. The information about the payment will be included in the acceptance e-mail.

Participants should take care of the accommodation. However, we offer the option of reserving it through us. More information about the accommodation can be found on the bottom of the web-page.

Registration form

Do you want to reserve accommodation through us?

Event Schedule

This is the schedule of the summer school. Welcome speech and all lectures will take place at amphitheater A0-1 at Faculty of Science.

You can also download it here: Schedule

Program of the summer school is available here: Booklet

Organization Team

This conference wouldn't be possible without the help of our team!

Organization Committee

Anamaria hell

Anamaria Hell

Petar Stipanović

Petar Stipanović

Ante Bilusic

Ante Bilušić

Thomas Steingasser

Thomas Steingasser

Gloria Odak

Gloria Odak

David Wierichs

David Wierichs

About Split

Split is the second largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It is also one of the oldest cities in the region, as it was founded in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE as the Greek colony of Aspfialathos. However, the first permanent resident of Split was Roman Emperor Diocletian. In 305 BCE he built his famous Diocletians Palace as a place to spend his retirement. The site was most likely chosen due to being near to Salona, the capital of the province of Dalmatia at that time, but also having a secure port and a more immediate access to the open sea in the case of an attack. After the Romans abandoned the site, the Palace remained empty for several centuries. In the 7th century, nearby residents headed to the walled palace in an efort to escape invading Avars. Since then the palace has been occupied, with residents making their homes and businesses within the palace basement and directly in its walls. Today the palace is filed with shops and restaurants. Split is also famous for its beaches. There are many beaches in Split, ranging from sandy to pebble ones. Most of the beaches are southeast of Split's harbor, all the way to Podstrana village. Others are at the foot of Marjan hill, mostly rocky, bordered by a pine forest and with good local bus connections. In nearly all Split beaches the sea water is very clean and calm, without tides, under water currents or high waves. The sea temperature is comfortably warm from mid May to mid October.

Photos of Split

We gratefully thank Pave Pilić (Split) for providing us with the pictures.

Event Location

Students to Students Summer School will take place at the building of Faculty of Science in Split. Accommodation of participants of the school will be organized at the students dormitory which is located at university campus.


There are many ways to reach Split: Within 40 minutes by bus, one can reach the citys airport. Most of the information can be found here: http://www.split-airport.hr/index.php?lang=en There is everyday relation Ancona(Italy) - Split by ferry during the summer. For more information please visit: http://www.blueline-ferries.com/ Here you can find information about train connections with Split: http://www.udaljenosti.com/vozni- red-vlakova/ Split is also reachable by modern highway (A1) and bus. Information about the connection via bus can be found here: http://www.ak-split.hr/EN/index.html


There is an option to reserve accommodation through us. We offer two packages with reservation from 10.9. until 20.9.. Both accommodations are located at student dorm "Dr. Franjo Tuđman" which is located 5 minutes by walk from the university where the school will take place. The first option includes single room with breakfast for 10 days. The price of the package is 290 Euro. The second option includes bed in a room for two people with breakfast for 10 days. The cost of this package is 251 Euro. If you are interested in one of these option please state it in the registration form or contact us by e-mail.

Furthermore, if you would like us to book the room for you for the period outside before 10. September or after 20. September please contact us via email as soon as possible so we could check room availability. Price for a single room per night with included breakfast is 29 Euro (218 HRK). Price for a bed in a room for two people with breakfast included is 25 Euro (188 HRK). However, if you would rather reserve accommodation on your own, we will gladly help you with providing information for further search.

Contact Us

If you have any question contact us at the information listed below

Email: s2s4@pmfst.hr

How was it last year?