Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with Current and Future ESO Facilities

Published: 16 Jan 2017
Artist's impression of the E-ELT on Cero Armazones

3rd Azores School on Observational Cosmology
5th Azores International Advanced School in Space Sciences

Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal, 27 August – 2 September 2017

In the coming years a range of ground- and space-based facilities will gather an unprecedented amount of high-quality data in observational astrophysics and cosmology. These will allow open cosmological problems, e.g., nature of dark matter, dark energy, inflation and neutrino masses, to be tackled, all of which require new physics. In order to fully exploit these datasets, the interplay of a broad range of expertise, encompassing theory, phenomenology, high performance computing, data analysis and instrumentation, is required.

The aim of the school is to prepare the next generation of astrophysicists for this exciting quest, in the context of current and forthcoming ESO facilities, in particular the E-ELT. In addition to a range of lectures and hands-on tutorials, the students will have an opportunity to present their own work and discuss it with world experts in the field. Attendance will be limited to 40 students, who must apply by 31 March 2017.

More information and application conditions on the School website or by email.