During July 28 – August 7, 2019, the Institute for Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, will organize an intensive school to introduce the future generation of young astronomers (advanced undergraduate and graduate students) to the forefront of the theoretical and observational developments of the astrophysics of the epoch of re-ionisation (EoR) including the following topics taught by international experts:
- The First Stars
- The First Galaxies
- The First Black holes
- The development of structure
- Observational techniques of the early universe
Open to an audience of about 50 international students and 50 students from Brazil, the school will fund the flights and accommodation of all participants through a generous grant from FAPESP. In order to cover coffee-breaks and school dinner a registration fee of USD 50 (students) is requested. The selection of students will be performed by members of the SOC on the basis of the following submitted materials: Letter of motivation, Description of current research, Letter of recommendation from the supervisor, List of grades and disciplines, and CV. Foreign students are expected to be enrolled in a MSc or PhD program, preferably with research activities closely related to the school topics. When presented with multiple students of similar abilities, we will aim to diversify/balance on the basis of gender and geographic origin. Deadline of registration: April 15, 2019.