Space Astrometry for Astrophysics, L’Aquila, Italy

The offered course is designed for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers interested in understanding the scientific construction of the Gaia catalogue and its current and future scientific potential, in synergy with the large spectro-photometric surveys. With ESA’s Gaia mission the framework of relativistic astrometry is required to translate photons to astrometric quantities, thus the fields of “Fundamental Astronomy” and “Fundamental Physics” are unified under the perspective of a consistent use of the theory of General Relativity.

General topics include fundamental astronomy and stellar surveys, global and differential relativistic astrometry, chemo-kinematics of the Milky Way and Galactic Archeology, and Galactic dynamics.

Some specific topics include, stellar streams in the halo, stellar clusters, non-equilibrium dynamics in the disk of the Milky Way, inference of physical parameters and, one century after the famous experiment on the light deflection by the Sun in 1919, astrometric lensing.

Master/PhD Programs in Physics, Famagusta, Cyprus

The objectives of the two-year MS program and four-year PhD program in physics are, within a physics curriculum, to provide the students with knowledge of the advanced methods of modern theoretical physics.

The student will be integrated from the very beginning into the physics group of Eastern Mediterranean University, and are expected to MS/PhD thesis during the second/fourth year.

All the lectures will be given in English.

A limited number of fellowships is available.

Summer School: “Enstein’s Theory of Gravity and its Modifications: From Theory to Observations”, Island of Sifnos, Greece

Einstein’s theory of Gravity over hundred years now, is considered one of the most successful theories describing cosmic objects and their interactions. However, recent observations suggest that the Einstein’s theory of Gravity may have to be modified.

The aim of the 9th Aegean Summer School is to discuss recent developments on Gravity theory and its modifications, presenting scalar-tensor theories like generalized Galileon theories, Enstein-Cartan and Newton-Cartan theories, massive gravity and also Lorentz violating theories like the Horava-Lifshitz.

Also, recent astrophysical and cosmological observational results will be discussed, and a status report on the BINGO, SKA, LIGO and eLISA projects will be presented.

International School: “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”, Varenna, Italy

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICS “E.FERMI” – “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”
Scholarship available to support participation

We are pleased to announce the course “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology” that will be held from 3rd to 12th July at Villa Monastero – Varenna (Como Lake – Italy).

The course is one of the Summer Courses organized by the Italian Physical Society (SIF) as part of the 2017 International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”. It represents the special opportunity to meet and discuss ultimate and top research issues with scientists and young physicists from all over the world in the gorgeous artistic and natural frame of one of the most famous villas on Como Lake.

On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) is exceptionally assigning many scholarships (partial or total) to favor the students’ participation.

Please feel free to circulate the invitation to everyone maybe interested. Deadline 10th May.

Application form and information: Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

Summer News of the Chalonge-de Vega School, Paris, France

Summer News of the Chalonge – de Vega School

1. All presentations during the Chalonge – de Vega 20th Paris Cosmology Colloquium 2016 are available on line in pdf format in “Programme and Lecturers .pdf ” here:

Contents: Peter Biermann , Maria Cristina Falvella, Anastasia Fialkov, Gerard Gilmore, Mattew Greenhouse, Dmytro Iakubovskyi, Anthony Lasenby, Nicola Menci, Felix Mirabel, Sinziana Paduroiu, Paolo Salucci, Norma G. Sanchez, George F. Smoot, Benjamin Wandelt Casey Watson, Christian Weinheimer.

The Album of Pictures of the Colloquium is available here:

2. The Hector J. DE VEGA MEDAL was presented and awarded. A Summary of the medal presentations is available here:

3. The HIGHLIGHTS and CONCLUSIONS of the Meudon Workshop 2016: Warm Dark Matter Astrophysics in Agreement with Observations and keV Sterile Neutrinos is available here:

On line presentations of the Meudon WDM Workshop

4. The full Programme 2016 and Sessions:

We thank all again, for having contributed so much to these meetings and we look forward to seeing you again in the next events of this series.

With Compliments and kind regards

Norma G. Sanchez and the Chalonge de Vega School Team