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Date: 2017-09-04 - 2017-09-15
Location: Corfu, Greece

LCDM and Beyond: Cosmology Tools in Theory and in Practice

We are delighted to announce the first CANTATA summer school, LCDM and Beyond: Cosmology Tools in Theory and in Practice, to be held in Corfu (Greece) between the 4/09/2017 (arrival and registration date) and 15/09/2017 (departure). The school is organised within the framework of our CANTATA COST-Action network, CA15117,

The school will have a strong hands-on component, with practical training on the CAMB and CLASS CMB codes and their modifications to consider Dark Energy and Modified Gravity models, EFTCAMB and HICLASS, as well as on Monte Carlo methods and codes used for testing cosmological models. Theoretical support will be provided by six sets of of lectures, for a total of forty hours over the eight days of the school (lecturers names in brackets):

History of the Universe: the physics of the FLRW background (Jens Chluba, University of Manchester, UK) Cosmological perturbation theory and the CMB (Ingunn Kathrine Wehus, University of Oslo, Norway) Dark Energy and Modified Gravity (Martin Kunz, University of Geneva, Switzerland) Observational probes (Carmelita Carbone, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera and University of Milan, Italy) Statistics and model selection in cosmology (Signe Riemer-Sorensen, University of Oslo, Norway) Nonlinearity in cosmology (Kazuya Koyama, University of Portsmouth, UK)

The introductory topics 1. and 2. will be covered in the first two days, with the other courses running over the following six mornings. Afternoons from the third day will be dedicated to:

* a workshop on CAMB and EFTCAMB, Trainer Matteo Martinelli (University of Leiden, The Netherlands) on three afternoons;
* a workshop on CLASS and HICLASS, Trainer Thomas Tram (AARHUS University, Denmark) on three afternoons.

Additional training activities will be organised in the evenings and over the week-end. Support for the various activities will be provided by Marco Bruni (University of Portsmouth, UK), David F. Mota (University of Oslo, Norway) and Miguel Zumalacarregui (NORDITA, Sweden)

The CANTATA EU COST-Action aims to be inclusive, especially of less represented minorities and students from Inclusiveness Target Countries. To this end we shall provide financial support, in the form of a partial reimbursement of expenses, to eligible participants.

Due to the strong practical component of the school, participation will be limited to about forty students. We therefore strongly encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for application is the 9th of June 2017.

Details on the program and venue, and the application form, are available on the web-site:

On behalf of the Organising Committee,

Marco Bruni (CANTATA Training Coordinator) and Ruth Lazkoz (CANTATA Chair)

Scientific Organising Committee (CANTATA Core)

Marco Bruni (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Alessandra Silvestri (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
David F. Mota (University of Oslo, Norway)
Prado Martin Moruno (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Vincenzo Salzano (University of Szczecin, Poland)
Ruth Lazkoz (University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain)
Christian Boehmer (University College London, UK)
Salvatore Capozziello (University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy)
Mariafelicia De Laurentis (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation)
Jose Pedro Mimoso (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Paulo Vargas Moniz (Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal)
Valeria Pettorino (CEA Paris Saclay, France)

Local Organising Committee

Emmanuel Saridakis, Konstantinos Ntrekis, Ioannis Dalianis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)