SIGRAV GRADUATE SCHOOL IN CONTEMPORARY RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATIONAL PHYISCS

 

VII Edition

 

THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE

 

 

Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

 May 14-18, 2007

 

 

The Schools are directed to PH.D. students and young Post-Docs in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics who are interested in widening their  knowledge in the fields of Physical Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics, General Relativity, Experimental Gravity and the Modern Quantum Theories of Gravitation. The Schools wish to introduce students to current problems, highlighting their importance and potential scientific impact. Lecturers will report on theoretical, observational and experimental aspects of the research, reviewing latest achievements in the field.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

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MAIN COURSES

 

Norbert STRAUMANN (Zurich, Switzerland)

Introduction to Cosmology

Sean CARROLL (Caltech, USA)

Dark Energy

Antonio MASIERO (Padua, Italy)

Dark Matter and Particle Physics

Mark KAMIONKOWSKI (Caltech, USA)

Dark Matter: Cosmological Aspects

Licia VERDE (Upenn, USA)

Cosmology: Observational Aspects

Alan HEAVENS (Edinburgh, UK)

Gravitational Lensing

Lauro MOSCARDINI (Bologna, Italy)

Numerical  Simulations in Cosmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL LECTURES

 

Gabriele GHISELLINI ( Brera, INAF,Italy)             

Gamma Ray Bursts

Andrea Giuliani (Insubria Como, Italy)                    

Dark Matter Direct Detection

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be room for short communications by the participants. Those who want to submit a communication proposal should send a short abstract to grschool@centrovolta.it. Proponents will be informed about acceptance of their contribution in due time.

 

Participants will be accommodated in hotels near Villa Olmo. The inclusive fee of EURO 620 covers bed, breakfast and lunch. Those wishing to forgo this possibility are requested to pay a registration fee of EURO 270, also covering lunches and can make hotel reservation filling the appropriate accommodation form . Some support to cover local expenses may be available; those who need support should mention it in their application. Please note that no support to cover travel expenses will be available.

 

All those interested in attending the School should send a short Curriculum Vitae and a summary of current research (maximum two pages A4). Application forms are available at grschool@centrovolta.it or can be downloaded here.  Selected candidates will be informed in due time.  Accommodation is not guaranteed after April 13th 2007.

 

For information also contact directly the Organizing Secretariat at Centro “A.Volta” chiara.stefanetti@centrovolta.it , tel. +39 031 579810, fax +39 031 573395

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

SIGRAV (Italian Society for Gravitational Physics)

INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics)

University of Insubria

Department of   Physics and Mathematics of the University of Insubria at Como

University  of  Padua

University of Milan Bicocca

 

 

Scientific and Organizing Committee

Monica Colpi (Milan Bicocca),

Vittorio Gorini (Insubria, Como),

Francesco Haardt (Insubria, Como),

Sabino Matarrese (Padua, Chairman),

Ugo Moschella (Insubria, Como)

 

SIGRAV Council

Massimo Bassan (Rome Tor Vergata),

Roberto Cianci (Genoa),

Monica Colpi (Milan Bicocca),

Valeria Ferrari (Rome La Sapienza),

Mauro Francaviglia (Turin),

Adalberto Giazotto (Pisa),

Luca Lusanna (Florence),

Ugo Moschella (Insubria Como),

Gaetano Vilasi (Salerno)