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

June 22 – July 3, 2020

São Paulo, Brazil



Due to COVID-19, the school will be held online. The Zoom link to the videoconference is


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A Slack webpage for online discussions is available here

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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.

There is no registration fee.


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

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First week:

  • Standard Model and Flavor Anomalies: Andrea Romanino (SISSA, Italy)
  • Early Universe for Particle PhysicsRogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP/ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil)
  • Effective Field Theories for Particle Physics and Beyond: Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Second week:

  • Dark Matter: Francesco D’Eramo (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Gravity wave probes from astrophysical sources: Masha Baryakhtar (New York University, USA)
  • Gravity wave probes from stochastic sources: Daniel Figueroa (IFIC, Univ. Valencia, Spain)
  • Pontón Memorial Lecturer – New Physics Beyond the Standard Model: Zackaria Chacko (University of Maryland, USA)



Online application is now closed




All times in the program are in São Paulo (BRT) which is 1 hour ahead of New York (EST) and 5 hours behind Paris (CET).

First Week

Monday 6/22 Tuesday 6/23 Wednesday 6/24 Thursday 6/25 Friday 6/26
9:00-10:30 Romanino Romanino Rosenfeld Romanino Romanino
10:45-12:15 Rosenfeld Rosenfeld Romanino Rosenfeld Rosenfeld
14:00-15:00 Q&A Q&A Q&A Q&A Q&A
15:15-16:45 Penco Penco Penco Penco Penco


Second Week

Monday 6/29 Tuesday 6/30 Wednesday 7/01 Thursday 7/02 Friday 7/03
9:00-10:30 D’Eramo D’Eramo D’Eramo D’Eramo D’Eramo
10:45-12:15 Figueroa Baryakhtar Figueroa Baryakhtar Figueroa
14:00-15:00 Baryakhtar Q&A Q&A Q&A Q&A
15:15-16:45 Chacko Chacko Chacko Chacko Chacko

Videos & Notes


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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