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Date: 2018-10-15 - 2018-10-19
Location: Pedra Azul, Espirito Santo, Brazil

IV Jose Plinio Baptista School on Gravitational Waves, Espirito Santo, Brazil

We will hold the IV Jose Plinio Baptista School on Gravitational Waves in Pedra Azul, Espirito Santo, Brazil, during October 15-19, 2018. This school is aimed at postgraduate students, the registration fee is Brazilian R$200 and the registration deadline is October 5, 2018.

The invited speakers for mini-courses are:

• “Gravitational Wave Detection History” – Odylio D. Aguiar (INPE, Brazil)
• “Fundamentals of Gravitational Wave Astronomy” – Scott Hughes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
• “Observing and Interpreting Gravitational Waves From Black Holes and Neutron Stars” – Badri Krishnan (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
• “Topics in Post-Newtonian Theory” – Alexandre Le Tiec (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France)
• “Gravitational Waves and Fundamental Gravity” – Ricardo Sturani (UFRN, Brazil)
• “Topics in Gravitational Wave Physics” – Bernard Whiting (University of Florida, USA)

The School will also consist of the following advanced seminars:

• “Gravitational Waves: The Nobel Prize 2017” – Odylio Aguiar (INPE, Brazil)
• “Self-Force and Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspirals” – Marc Casals (CBPF, Brazil)
• “On the Bending of Light: from Newton Optics to the Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in the Vicinity of a Black Hole” – Luís Crispino (UFPA, Brazil)
• “Stability of Black Holes” – Gustavo Dotti (Universidad de Cordoba, Argentina)
• “The Gravitational Waves Background”  – Jose Antonio de Freitas Pacheco (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, France)
• “Inflationary Models and Primordial Gravitational Waves” – Alexey A. Starobinsky (Landau institute, Russia)
• “Black Hole Physics”  – Jorge Zanelli (Centro de Estudios Científicos, Chile)

Some time is also allocated to short communications and poster presentations by participants.

Organizing Committee:

• Davi C. Rodrigues (UFES, Brazil)
• Felipe M. Santos (UFES, Brazil)
• Hermano E. S. Velten (UFES, Brazil)
• Julio C. Fabris (Chair, UFES, Brazil)
• Marc Casals (CBPF, Brazil)
• Oliver F. Piattella (UFES, Brazil)
• Riccardo Sturani (UFRN, Brazil)
• Syrios Gomes (UFES, Brazil)
• Valerio Marra (UFES, Brazil)
• Winfried Zimdahl (UFES, Brazil)