Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


Theoretical Aspects of Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation

Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021

Apply (deadline: Feb 15, 2021 )

Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation are nowadays very active areas of research. The School aims at providing robust and detailed introductions on the basic theoretical concepts and tools needed for performing research in these fields. Gravitational waves of astrophysical and cosmological origin, neutrino physics and astronomy, dark matter and dark energy, galactic and extra-galactic cosmic rays and gamma-rays will be some among the main topics. The lecturers are selected among the best experts of our international communities.

Sterile neutrinos in physics, astrophysics, cosmology - Lecturer: Carlo Giunti (University of Turin); Tutor: Stefano Gariazzo (IFIC Valencia)

Cosmic rays and multimessenger astronomy - Lecturer: Markus Ahlers (Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen) - Tutor: Yoann Genolini (ULB Brussels)

Particle dark matter: WIMPs, axions and axion like particles - Lecturer: Laura Covi (Georg-August University Goettingen) - Tutor: Sarif Khan (Gottinga)

Inflation and primordial black holes - Lecturer: Chris Byrnes (University of Sussex) - Tutor: Philippa Coles (U. Sussex)

Important Notice:
The spread of the COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives. As many travel restrictions are still in place, even though some countries are slowly opening up again, the situation remains unpredictable. If the situation keeps steadily improving, the school will be held in person, and a reduced number of participants (about 30) will be able to attend the lectures. The GGI will implement social distancing both in classes and in offices. The institute will also provide surgical masks for all the participants. All the common areas will be periodically sanitized and endowed with disinfectant dispensers. We invite everybody interested in participating in person to apply, even if, as of today, they are subject to travel restrictions. We will monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 emergency and, in the case in which some admitted students will not be able to travel due to the prolongation of the emergency, we may consider the remote participation to the school (through an interactive platform such as Zoom, G-meet, or Teams). Consult this webpage periodically to be informed of any change in the situation. More information for travellers to Italy may be found in the following government webpage

N. Bartolo (Padova)
N. Fornengo (Torino)
D. Grasso (Pisa)
L. Gualtieri (Roma 1)
E. Lisi (Bari)
G. Miele (Napoli)

Local organizer
Dario Grasso, Leonardo Gualtieri