Large Collaborations in Astronomy and Cosmology

Sunday July 28, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil




With the development of technology that collects enormous amounts of data, large collaborations are becoming essential for analyzing experimental observations of the sky and comparing with current astronomical and cosmological models. In this one-day event, two roundtable discussions will be held on the scientific and organizational aspects of these large collaborations. This event coincides with 3 simultaneous schools in São Paulo on cosmology, astronomy and big data, and will be followed by an informal reception for the participants.
There is no need to register and everyone is welcome to participate.


Roundtable on Scientific Aspects:  15h00 – 16h15
  • Luís Raul Abramo (IFUSP, Brazil)
  • Beatriz Barbuy (IAG-USP, Brazil)
  • Roderik Overzier (Obs. Nacional de RJ, Brazil)
  • Alessandra Silvestri (Leiden Univ., Netherlands)
  • Marko Simonovic (CERN, Switzerland)
Roundtable on Organizational Aspects: 16h45-18h00
  • Carlos Brito Cruz (FAPESP science director, Brazil)
  • Tim Eifler (Univ. Arizona, USA)
  • Rogério Rosenfeld (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Laerte Sodré (IAG-USP, Brazil)
Reception: 18h00-19h00

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Additional Information

How to reach the Institute: The school will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.