ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School and Workshop on Observational Cosmology deadline October 6th !

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Alessandro Melchiorri
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ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School and Workshop on Observational

Post by Alessandro Melchiorri » September 18 2014

ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School and Workshop on Observational Cosmology

Start time: December 1, 2014
Ends on: December 12, 2014

Location: São Paulo, Brazil


Cosmology has entered a precision era driven by numerous experiments. Large scale surveys of structures such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Dark Energy Survey, together with experiments designed to carefully measure the cosmic microwave background, such as the Planck satellite and BICEP2, continue to explore and reveal vital information about our universe.

This School will provide students with the necessary tools to use this multifold of data to test different cosmological models and determine their parameters. Pedagogical lectures providing the necessary theoretical background will be followed by hands-on lectures focusing on the different cosmological probes that are currently used. On the weekend between the two weeks of the school, from December 7 to 8, there will be a Workshop where recent work in this field will be presented.

The event is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers. There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.


Raul Abramo (IF-USP), Paolo Creminelli (ICTP-Trieste), Alessandro Melchiorri (Roma), Rogerio Rosenfeld (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT), Ravi Sheth (ICTP-Trieste & U. of Pennsylvania)


Philippe Brax (Saclay)
Paolo Creminelli (ICTP-Trieste)
Scott Dodelson (Fermilab & U. of Chicago)
Alessandro Melchiorri (Roma)
Anais Rassat (EPFL-Lausanne)
Ravi Sheth (ICTP-Trieste & U. of Pennsylvania)
Risa Wechsler (Stanford, TBC)
Joe Zuntz (U. of Manchester)

Application deadline: October 6th

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