School on High Energy Astrophysics

August 5-16, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil



With the spectacular simultaneous observation of gravitational and electromagnetic waves, the past year has seen the birth of Multimessenger High Energy Astrophysics. The near future offers a unique opportunity of discoveries, and this school is aimed at introducing master’s and PhD students to all aspects of this field: theoretical, instrumental, and data-analysis.

World-renowned experts will lecture on a range of topics including the processes involved in gamma-rays, charged cosmic-rays, and neutrino High Energy astrophysics, and will allow participants to become familiar with the current problems of the field today and to learn all the necessary 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.


  • 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)

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First week

  • Pasquale Blasi (GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy): Acceleration mechanisms (Summary)
  • Kohta Murase (Pennsylvania State University, USA): Physics of HE sources;  HE neutrino production (paper)
  • Rodrigo Nemmen (IAG-USP, Brazil): Active galactic nuclei and blazars (Summary)
  • Pasquale D. Serpico (LAPTh, Annecy, France): High energy physics processes in astrophysics (Summary)
  • IFT-Colloquium: High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos – Elusive Particles to Unravel Elusive Mysteries – Kohta Murase (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Second week

  • Fabio Cafardo (IAG-USP, Brazil) & Rodrigo Nemmen (IAG-USP, Brazil): Fermi-LAT Gamma-ray Telescope: Hands-on Activity (Summary)

IMPORTANT: The students will need to download software and data to participate in this activity. Please follow the instructions here.

  • Carlos Arguelles Delgado (MIT, USA): HE neutrino detection
  • Fabio Iocco (ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil): Indirect DM searches
  • Johannes Knapp  (DESY Zeuthen, Germany): Measuring astroparticles (Summary)
  • Dmitriy Kostunin (DESY Zeuthen, Germany): Astroparticle Experiments in the Baikal region (Summary)



Online application is now closed



School Program: PDF updated on July 24, 2019


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Acceleration mechanisms – Pasquale Blasi (GSSI, L’Aquila, Italy):


High energy physics processes in astrophysics – Pasquale D. Serpico (LAPTh, Annecy, France):


Physics of HE sources; HE neutrino production – Kohta Murase (Pennsylvania State University, USA):


Active galactic nuclei and blazars – Rodrigo Nemmen (IAG-USP, Brazil):


Measuring astroparticles – Johannes Knapp (DESY Zeuthen, Germany):


HE neutrino detection – Carlos Arguelles Delgado (MIT, USA):


Fermi-LAT Gamma-ray Telescope: Hands-on Activity – Fabio Cafardo (IAG-USP, Brazil) & Rodrigo Nemmen (IAG-USP, Brazil):


Indirect DM searches – Fabio Iocco (ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil):


Astroparticle Experiments in the Baikal region – Dmitriy Kostunin (DESY Zeuthen, Germany):




Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on August 05 (Monday) at the institute at 08:45 am.

List of Participants:  Updated on July 29, 2019

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

BOARDING PASS: All participants, whose travel has been provided or will be reimbursed by the institute, should bring the boarding pass upon registration, and collect an envelope to send the return boarding pass to the institute.

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 BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: