School on High Energy Astrophysics

August 5-16, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil




With a spectacular discovery event, past year has seen the birth of Multimessenger High Energy Astrophysics. The years to come offer a unique opportunity of discoveries, and this school is aimed at preparing master and PhD students to all the aspects of this field: theoretical, instrumental, and data-analysis.
World renown experts will lecture about a range of topics covering the processes involved in gamma-rays, charged cosmic-rays, and neutrino High Energy astrophysics, for participants to be familiar with the current problems of the field today, and have all technical and theoretical tools to face them.
The school has no registration fee, and some support (local and travel) is available for outstanding students from South American countries. Participation to both weeks is requested.  Applications will open on February 2019.


  • Pasquale Blasi (GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy): Acceleration mechanisms
  • Anna Franckowiakto be confirmed– (DESY Zeuthen, Germany):  HE neutrino detection
  • Johannes Knapp  (DESY Zeuthen, Germany): Measuring astroparticles
  • Kohta Murase (Pennstate University, USA): Sources: SN/SNR, AGN, GRBs;  HE neutrino production
  • Rodrigo Nemmen (USP, São Paulo, Brazil): AGNs, Fermi tools
  • Pasquale D. Serpico (LAPTh, Annecy, France): High Energy astrophysical processes


  • Pasquale Blasi (GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy)
  • Fabio Iocco (ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Johannes Knapp (DESY Zeuthen, Germany)
  • Vitor de Souza (IFSC-USP, São Carlos, Brazil)


The program will be available in the middle of July, 2019.


Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

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.

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