Summer School on Theoretical Astrophysics, Petnica, Serbia

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Date:  2023-08-03  -  2023-08-12

Location:   Petnica, Serbia

We are happy to present Petnica Summer Institute 2023 – Summer School on Theoretical Astrophysics. Petnica Summer Institute (PSI) aims to provide lectures to undergraduate and early graduate students by senior PhD students, young postdocs and researchers. PSI is organized every summer in Petnica Science Center (Valjevo, Serbia) and it covers a wide range of topics in theoretical physics and astrophysics. The school is supported by International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Trieste).

This year we are starting the 3rd cycle of PSI summer schools, with the focus on Astrophysics. A plethora of new observational instruments have either been recently launched or are planned to be launched soon (LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA, EHT, DESI, Euclid, DKIST). This school will provide a theoretical foundation for various astrophysical topics that will allow us to understand the science cases of the probes from the solar system to cosmological scales.

The aim: The school aims to provide an intensive and thorough course on a broad range of astrophysical topics. The school is not limited to lectures, but will also include daily discussion sessions, problem solving and independent work.

For whom: The school is intended for senior undergraduate and early graduate (MSc) students mainly from the Balkans region/Southeast Europe. All lectures will be given in English, so we also welcome students from anywhere abroad. Exceptional younger students and interested graduate students will also be considered.

By whom: Lectures will be given by senior PhD students, postdocs, but also by some senior researchers. Lecturers come from various European and US institutions.

Application procedure: In order to apply, please fill the form on the website . One letter of recommendation should be sent to psi (at) directly by a referee.

The application deadline is: Jun 4th, 2023. Please make sure that you apply and the letter of recommendation is sent by this date! Late applications will be considered in case of available places, but the applicants will not be granted any financial support. The full expenses for meals and accommodation are 400 Euros per participant (there is no participation fee). The organizers will be able to provide a partial or full financial support for a number of students, with priority given to students from the Balkans region/Southeast Europe.

Core topics: Theoretical Spectroscopy; Stellar Structure and Evolution; Galactic Dynamics and Galaxy Evolution; Introduction to Cosmology; Computational Astrophysics; Gravitational Waves; High Energy Astrophysics; Accretion Discs and Planetary Systems

Lecturers on site: Giovanni Cabass (IAS, Princeton); Nicola Franchini (APC, Paris); Marija Jankovic (IPB, Belgrade); Ivan Milic (KIS, Freiburg); Stanislav Milosevic (University of Belgrade)

Additional topics and lecturers will be announced on the website.

organising committee (psi[AT]