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The Monte Carlo School in 2014 will be organised by the Manchester team. It will take place at the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria, with arrival on Sunday August 24th and departure on Saturday August 30th 2014.

The school provides a five day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures and practical sessions. The school is aimed at advanced doctoral students and young postdocs.

Our core sessions comprise: a series of introductory lectures on the physics of event generators by Sakurai Prize-winning Monte Carlo author Bryan Webber; a series of hands-on tutorials using all of the MCnet event generators for LHC physics; and evening discussion sessions with Monte Carlo authors. In addition, the school will feature lectures on:

Simulation of BSM Physics
- Olivier Mattelaer and Celine Degrande (IPPP, Durham)
Matching and Merging
- Stefan Prestel (DESY, Hamburg)
Simulation of High Energy QCD
- Jeppe Andersen (IPPP, Durham)
Boosted Particle Techniques
- Simone Marzani (IPPP, Durham)
Boosted Particle Searches
- Jon Butterworth (UCL)
Statistics for Limit Setting
- Andreas Weiler (CERN)
Industrial Application: Monte Carlo Modelling of Nuclear Reactions
- Albrecht Kyrieleis (AMEC Clean Energy, Warrington)

A registration fee of £100 covers the participant's portion of accommodation and meals for the duration of the school - all other local expenses are funded by the EU through the MCnetITN Initial Training Network. Fee waivers and travel bursaries are available for participants from Convergence Regions of the EU and others in financial need, whose participation would be otherwise be prevented.

Applications must be received by 10 June 2014. Bursary decisions will be made after that date - students that have an urgent need for earlier information on acceptance should contact the organisers.

The Lake District is the UK's most visited National Park and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The school will include one afternoon of activities, but students wanting to spend longer in the Lake District may take advantage of accommodation at a discounted rate before or after the school. Details will be given on acceptance to the school.

Further details including application procedures can be found at the school homepage.