Computational techniques and numerical simulation play a more and more important role for theoretical physics e.g., model building as well as for experimental data analysis in different areas of high energy and (astro)particle physics. Hence, the LHC Physics Focus Group, National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS) organizes this winter camp on "numerical simulation in high energy physics" for PhD students (postdocs and master students are also welcome), in order to develop young researchers basic experience about programming for numerical simulations in different topics.

The four lectures given in this camp include: Monte-Carlo methods, collider event generation, cascading shower processes, and parameter space scanning. Each lecture will take one day. Three hours in the morning are for basic concepts and some examples; three hours in the afternoon are for exercises and homeworks. In every evening there will also be two hours tutorial time. After four days for the basic introductions to these topics, some advanced applications/modifications will be given in the last day. Finally, all participants are required to demonstrate their programs/homeworks at a presentation session at the end of this winter camp.

The camp will be held at the Information Building, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu during the 17th till the 22nd January, 2011. The lectures will be given in principle in Chinese (occasionally in English). A basic ability of programming in at least one of the Fortran/C/C++ languages is required; however, participants with knowledge about Mathematica/Maple/Matlab are also encouraged.

From now on the registration is open. The deadline for registration is the January 9th (Sunday), 2011. Please note that only the registration on the registration web page is allowed (any form for registration per telephone, fax, or e-mail is not accepted) and the registration page will be closed after the deadline. There is no registration fee. However, a guarantee fee of NT$1,000 has to be paid before the deadline of registration (otherwise, the registration will be cancelled). The guarantee fee will be returned after the participant attends all lectures as well as presents his programs/homeworks successfully at the presentation session.