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31 August to 6 September 2011, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal

Application is no longer possible. The final programme and list of participants are available.

Observational cosmology is going through a particularly exciting period. A range of ground and space experiments are gathering an unprecedented amount of high-quality data, which may allow us to tackle enigmas such as
  • the nature of dark energy and dark matter
  • the statistical properties of primordial fluctuations
  • the possible existence of a stochastic gravitational wave background
  • the fundamental constituents of nature

In order to fully exploit these datasets, one requires the interplay of a broad range of expertise, encompassing theory, phenomenology, high-performance computing, data analysis and instrumentation.

This school will provide PhD students and young postdocs with state-of-the art overviews of these key issues. In addition to this training element, they will have an opportunity to present their own work and discuss it with world experts in the field.

School Poster - Click to download an A3 PDF file

SOC
Kris Gorski (JPL/Caltech)
Ruth Lazkoz (UPV)
Carlos Martins (CAUP)
Alessandro Melchiorri (Roma)
Paul Shellard (Cambridge)
George Smoot (Berkeley)

LOC
Marina Cortes (Berkeley)
Miguel Ferreira (Açores)
Katherine Mack (Cambridge)
Carlos Martins (CAUP)
Manuel Monteiro (CAUP, Sysadmin)
Stefania Pandolfi (Roma)
Graca Rocha (JPL/Caltech)
Elsa Silva (CAUP, Admin)
Jon Urrestilla (UPV)