II Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Particle Physics

June 22 – July 3, 2020

São Paulo, Brazil



Due to COVID-19, the school may need to be postponded or held online. However, the application procedure is unchanged

Following the tradition of the Summer Schools on Particle Physics at the ICTP in Trieste, the school aims at giving a detailed overview of particle physics, and covering important areas where recent progress has been made in the field. We will have at most three lectures per day, giving ample time for discussion and problem solving by the students. A poster session will be organized for advanced students that wish to show their work.

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


Click here for online application

Registration deadline: April 12, 2020


  • Enrico Bertuzzo (USP, Brazil)
  • Joan Elias Miró (ICTP-Trieste, Italy)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
  • Giovanni Villadoro (ICTP-Trieste, Italy)


First week:

  • Standard Model and Flavor Anomalies: Andrea Romanino (SISSA, Italy)
  • Early Universe for Particle Physics: Antonio Riotto (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Effective Field Theories for Particle Physics and Beyond: Riccardo Penco (Canergie Mellon University, USA)

Second week:

  • Dark Matter: Francesco D’Eramo (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Gravitational wave probes of New Physics: Masha Baryakhtar (New York University, USA) & Daniel Figueroa (IFIC, Spain)
  • Pontón Memorial Lecturer – New Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Zackaria Chacko (University of Maryland, USA)


Click here for online application

Registration deadline: April 12, 2020



Videos & Notes

Additional Information

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.

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.

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: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil