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 and postdocs) 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 and 50 national participants, we will fund the flights and accommodation of all participants through a generous grant from FAPESP. In order to cover coffee-breaks and the school dinner a registration fee of USD 50 (students) is requested.
The candidate selection (now closed) will be performed by members of the SOC on the basis of the following submitted materials: (1) Letter of motivation, (2) Description of current research, (3) Letter of recommendation from a supervisor, (4) Curriculum Vitae, and (5) List of grades and disciplines (current or most recently completed degree). Although the main target audience of the school are graduate students (MSc and PhD), we will give full consideration to advanced undergraduate students and postdocs working in the research areas covered by the school as well. When presented with multiple candidates of similar abilities, we will aim to diversify/balance on the basis of gender and geographic origin.