Program on “Fundamental Physics meets Current and Future Facilities in Cosmology”

December 2 – 13, 2024

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Venue: Principia Institute


This 2-week program is intended to strengthen the connection between theorists (both in cosmology and in high energy physics) with the current and next generation facilities. A vast amount of data measuring several different observables will be used to test our fundamental models of particle physics and general relativity. Several challenges in making precise theoretical predictions coupled with systematic errors in these delicate measurements will be addressed.

We plan to cover recent advances in the understanding of the early and late time universe, including topics such as inflation, dark matter, dark energy, CMB, gravitational waves, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, 21cm astronomy among others. Each topic will contain talks both from theorists and experimentalists/observers. One of the main goals of this workshop is to address which theoretical models are the most interesting and appealing to be probed in next-generation facilities and the systematic challenges to be faced.

The program aims to have a maximum of three talks per day, giving ample time for discussion sessions and stimulating interaction among participants. There will be one discussion session per day. The workshop aims at experienced participants: postdocs, senior researchers and advanced graduate students. We plan to have 30-40 participants (spread along those two weeks), depending on funding.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.


  • David Alonso (Oxford University, USA)
  • Chihway Chang (University of Chicago & KICP, USA)
  • Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Vivian Miranda (YITP – Stony Brook, USA)
  • Rogério Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP & ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
  • Henrique Rubira (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Riccardo Sturani (IFT-UNESP & ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)



Click HERE for online registration

Deadline: October 12, 2024


Preliminary list of participants

  • Raul Abramo (IFUSP, Brazil)
  • David Alonso (Oxford University, USA)
  • Tessa Baker* (University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • José Luís Bernal (University of Cantabria, Spain)
  • Philippe Brax (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Vitor Cardoso (IST-Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Chihway Chang (University of Chicago & KICP, USA)
  • Ami Choi (NASA, USA)
  • Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Colin Hill* (Columbia University, USA)
  • Elisabeth Krause* (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Mariana Vargas Magaña* (Instituto de Física-UNAM, Mexico)
  • Vivian Miranda (YITP – Stony Brook, USA)
  • Gonzalo Palma (University of Santiago, Chile)
  • Guilherme Pimentel* (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa, Italy)
  • Anna Porredon (CIEMAT, Spain)
  • Rogério Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP & ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
  • Henrique Rubira (Technische Universität München, Germany)
  • Ariel Sanchez (MPE, Germany)
  • Marko Simonović* (CERN, Switzerland)
  • Riccardo Sturani (IFT-UNESP & ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)

*To be confirmed.



For details about the poster presentation please look at the correspondent Additional Information topic.



Click HERE for online registration

Deadline: October 12, 2024


Additional Information

Attention! Some participants in ICTP-SAIFR activities have received email from fake travel agencies asking for credit card information. All communication with participants will be made by ICTP-SAIFR staff using an e-mail “”. We will not send any mailings about accommodation that require a credit card number or any sort of deposit.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by ICTP-SAIFR, should bring the boarding pass  upon registration. The return boarding pass (PDF, if online check-in, scan or picture, if physical) should be sent to by e-mail.

COVID-19: Brazilians and foreigners no longer have to present proof of vaccination before entering the country.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada and USA are exempt from tourist visa until April 10, 2025. 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.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A PRINTED BANNER . The banner size should be at most 1 m (width) x 1,5 m (length). We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like: