IV CosmoSul –
    Cosmology and Gravitation in the Southern Cone

July 31 – August 2, 2017

São Paulo, Brazil


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This workshop will focus on several aspects of cosmology and gravitation, including gravitational waves, the physics of the early universe and observational tests of the late-time cosmic acceleration.  Its primary goal is to foster new collaborations and long-lasting partnerships among the various cosmology and gravitation groups of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

The program of the workshop will consist of invited plenary talks, oral presentations (20-30 min) and posters. There is no registration fee. 

This Workshop will be preceded by the “ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Open Problems in Cosmology“​. If​ you w​ould like​ to apply for the school​,​ please access http://www.ictp-saifr.org/cosmology17


  • Jailson S. Alcaniz (ON-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Saulo Carneiro (UFBA-Salvador, Brazil)
  • Luis P. Chimento (U. de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Júlio C. Fabris (UFES-Vitória, Brazil)
  • Rodolfo Gambini (U. de la República, Uruguay)
  • Ramón Herrera (PUC-Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Gilberto M. Kremer (UFPR-Curitiba, Brazil)
  • Osvaldo Moreschi (U. Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
  • Joel Saavedra (PUC-Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Winfried Zimdahl (UFES-Vitória, Brazil)


Plenary Talks:

  • Odylio Aguiar  (INPE-São José dos Campos, Brazil)
  • Gustavo Dotti (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
  • Susana Landau (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Thiago Pereira (UEL-Londrina, Brazil)
  • Rafael Porto (ICTP-SAIFR-São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Ricardo Troncoso (CECs-Valdivia, Chile)

Invited Speakers:

  • Armando Bernui (ON-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Rodolfo Gambini (Universidad de la República-Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Valerio Marra (UFES-Vitória, Brazil)
  • Jorge Noreña (PUC-Valparaíso, Chile)
  • Martin Richarte (UFPR-Curitiba, Brazil)




Online registration is now closed




Preliminary Program: PDF updated on August 1, 2017


Click on (PDF) below to open the talk files.

Plenary talks

P1: Odylio Aguiar (INPE-São  José dos Campos, Brazil) The Astronomy of Gravitational Waves was inaugurated. What about now?

P2: Gustavo Dotti (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) Nonmodal  linear stability of black holes (PDF)

P3: Susana Landau (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) Constraining quantum collapse models with recent CMB data (PDF)

P4: Thiago Pereira (UEL-Londrina, Brazil) Cosmology beyond statistical isotropy (PDF)

P5: Rafael Porto (ICTP-SAIFR-São Paulo, Brazil) The Effective Field Theory approach to Cosmology: From the Big Bang to Large Scale Structures (PDF)

P6: Ricardo Troncoso (CECs-Valdivia, Chile) Geometrization of integrable systems and the dynamics of constant curvature spacetimes

Invited talks

C1: Armando Bernui (ON-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Interesting features in the CMB Lensing Potential Map (PDF)

C2: Rodolfo Gambini (Universidad de la República-Montevideo, Uruguay) Quantum fluctuating geometries and the information paradox (PDF)

C3: Valerio Marra (UFES-Vitória, Brazil) Clustering dark energy and halo abundances (PDF)

C5: Jorge Noreña (PUC-Valpara´ıso, Chile) Consistency relations for non-trivial models of inflation (PDF)

C6: Martin Richarte (UFPR-Curitiba, Brazil) Exotic dark matter (PDF)

Seminars Argentina

Ar1: Osvaldo M. Moreschi
Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, UNC (FaMAF)
Searching for the signal and explanation of the GW150914 event, with balanced equations of motion 1 (PDF)

Ar2: Luis Pascual Chimento
Universidad de Buenos Aires Sign-changeable interaction and cosmological future singularities in a holographic framework

Ar3: Emanuel Gallo
Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, UNC (FaMAF)
Optical scalars and deflection angle in terms of curvature scalars at second order (PDF)

Ar4: Martín Emilio de los Rios
Instituto de Astronoma Teórica y Experimental
Measuring  the cosmological parameters angular distribution

Ar5: Marcelo Enrique Rubio
FaMAF – Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Conformal dissipative relativistic fluids of divergence type (PDF)

Ar6: Ezequiel F. Boero
Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía, Física y Computación, UNC (FaMAF)
Weak gravitational lensing and spheroidal geometrical models for the study of astrophysical systems (PDF)

Seminars Chile

Chi1: Fabiola Andrea Arevalo Reyes
Department of Physics, Universidad de La Frontera
Observational constraints in the Dark Sector for Bianchi type I cosmologies (PDF)

Chi2: Spyros Sypsas
Universidad de Chile
Cross-tests of CMB features in the primordial spectra (PDF)

Chi3: Simon Riquelme
University of Maryland – USA
Non-Gaussianities in a two-field generalization of Natural Inflation (PDF)

Chi4: Pablo Emilio Gonzalez Villarroel
Universidad de Chile
δ ˜ Inflation (PDF)

Seminars Brazil

Bra1: Micol Benetti
Observatório Nacional
The H0 trouble (PDF)

Bra2: Davi Cabral Rodrigues
Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo
Hamiltonian description of General Relativity and modified gravity from a symplectic approach

Bra3: Javier Ernesto Gonzalez Sanchez
Observatório Nacional
Non-parametric Reconstruction of Cosmological Matter Perturbations 2

Bra4: Giovanni Marozzi
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Impact of CMB-lensing at the next-to-leading order (PDF)

Bra5: Rodrigo de Sousa Gonçalves
Observatório Nacional
Measuring the cosmic homogeneity scale with a 2D tomographic approach (PDF)

Bra6: Gabriela Coutinho de Carvalho
Observatório Nacional
Transversal Scale from the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations using SDSS Galaxy Distribution

Seminars Peru

Per: Teófilo Vargas
Facultad de Ciências Físicas - Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Peru
On cyclic cosmology with non-minimal coupling (PDF)


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Additional Information

  • List of Confirmed Participants: Updated on August 2
  • Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on July 31 at the institute from 8:00 to 8:45 am. You can find arrival instructions at http://www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=195
  • Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING THE POSTER PRINTED. The poster size should be at most 1,5m x 1m.
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