The Mexican School of Particles and Fields (MSPF) is a biennial conference founded in 1984 by J.L. Lucio, M. Moreno and A. Zepeda, and it is officially organized by the Division of Particles and Fields of the Mexican Physical Society since 1994 . It is designed to complement the education of advanced graduate students and young postdocs working in High Energy Physics from Mexico and abroad. This is the XVI edition of the MSPF.
The BCVSPIN Advanced Study Institute in Particle Physics and Cosmology school was initiated in 1989, by Abdus Salam, Jogesh Pati, Yu Lu and Qaisar Shafi. The acronym BCVSPIN stands for Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Nepal. It is a school on high energy physics and cosmology aiming to give young scientists in Asian countries the opportunity to keep abreast with the newest developments in high energy physics and cosmology.
The Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy builds on the interface between Astrophysics, High Energy Experiment, and High Energy Theory to advance our knowledge and understanding of the Universe.
This year, aiming to establish connections between the Asian and American high energy physics communities we will have a joint school, BCVSPIN-MSPF-Mitchell 2014. The school will take place in the city of Manzanillo, located in the state of Colima on the pacific coast of México, from the 8th to the 13th of December. The format of the school will consist of several courses devoted to advanced topics in elementary particle physics and cosmology, thought from a modern perspective, to be delivered by well-known specialists in different areas of high energy physics. The school will also include theoretical and experimental review seminars on the latest developments in the field. A poster session will be included too, aimed to allow the participants to show their research results, and to enhance the interaction of the students and speakers.