The 26th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (TEXAS 2012) will be held in Sao Paulo City, Brazil, from December 15-20, 2012.
The registration and submission of abstracts for TEXAS 2012 is now open and can be done at http://www.das.inpe.br/texas2012sp.
The student registration fee is R$ 500 (~ USD 250); the early, till October 12th, regular registration fee is R$ 900 (~ USD 450); after October 12th the regular registration fee will be R$ 1,100 (~ USD 550).
Accommodations: The conference will be held at the Bourbon Convention Ibirapuera. Take advantage of the special rates available to the conference attendees (http://www.das.inpe.br/texas2012sp/accommodation.php). There are also special prices for other hotels, and we are negotiating additional options, in particular the more economical ones.
Tours: there is a travel agency in charge of the city tour (http://www.das.inpe.br/texas2012sp/attractions.php).
Visa: Have a look at http://www.das.inpe.br/texas2012sp/deadlines_and_fees.php for important information. In the case of any problem regarding this or other issues. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the LOC (texas2012sp[AT]gmail.com).
We look forward to seeing you in Sao Paulo City (also known as Sampa).
The 26th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will be held in Sao Paulo city, Brazil, from December 15-20, 2012, hosted by National Institute for Space Research (INPE). The Symposium will be held at Hotel Bourbon Convention Ibirapuera (http://www.bourbon.com.br/en/hotel).
As in the previous editions of the Texas Symposium, Texas 2012 will cover recent developments in Cosmology, Gravitation, Astroparticle Physics and related areas of Relativistic Astrophysics with emphasis on the most recent developments in the field.
Because of the proximity to Christmas, we anticipated the symposium in one day. So, it starts on Sunday (December 16) and ends on Thursday (December 20) in the middle of the afternoon, allowing people to travel already that evening (on December 20).
There will be a cocktail of reception Saturday, on December 15. Therefore, if you arrive in Sao Paulo on December 15 during the day and leave on December 20 at night you won’t be missing anything.