The school is centered around 8 main lecture courses delivered by top international experts that will cover topics including the cosmic dark ages, the formation of the first stars, galaxies and black holes, and their present-day descendants such as the Milky Way and other galaxies. Focus lectures will highlight new instrumentation, surveys and modeling techniques relevant to epoch of reionisation research. Student participation will furthermore be encouraged through poster presentations. The current program is as follows.

Main Courses

Reionization – Rennan Barkana (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
HI experiments – Saleem Zaroubi (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
First stars – Naoki Yoshida (Tokyo University, Japan)
First galaxies: observations – Renske Smit (University of Cambridge, UK)
First galaxies: lensing – Adi Zitrin (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
First galaxies: theory – Ken Nagamine (Osaka University, Japan)
First black holes – Xiaohui Fan (University of Arizona, USA)
Galaxy evolution – Patricia Tissera (University Andres Bello, Chile)

Focus lectures

Large-scale structure surveys – Raul Abramo (Univ. of São Paulo)
Milky Way evolution – Beatriz Barbuy (Univ. of São Paulo)
Dark matter – Fabio Iocco (ICTP/State Univ. of São Paulo)
The Giant Magellan Telescope – Daniel Moser (Univ. of São Paulo)
The James Webb Space Telescope – Roderik Overzier (Obs. Nac./Univ. of São Paulo)
The Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph – Laerte Sodré Jr. (Univ. of São Paulo)
How to apply for postdoc positions – Rodrigo Nemmen (Univ. of São Paulo)

Mystery guest lectures

The mystery guests have been revealed!
Patricia Spinelli (MAST) – What is outreach and what is it not?
Zeljko Ivezic (University of Washington) – The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

FAPESP representative

Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior

Student sessions

Posters: Student poster flash talks and poster viewing sessions
Prizetalks: Poster prize winners’ presentations

Time table



BARKANA1—BARKANA3 – Re-ionisation (Rennan Barkana)
YOSHIDA1—YOSHIDA3 – First stars (Naoki Yoshida)
SMIT1—SMIT3 – First galaxies: observations (Renske Smit)
ZITRIN1—ZITRIN3 – First galaxies: lensing (Adi Zitrin)
NAGAMINE1—NAGAMINE3 – First galaxies: theory (Ken Nagamine)
FAN1—FAN3 – First black holes (Xiaohui Fan)
ZAROUBI1—ZAROUBI3 – HI detection experiments (Saleem Zaroubi)
TISSERA1—TISSERA3 – Galaxy evolution (Patricia Tissera)

Focus lectures and tutorials

MOSER (Daniel Moser)
IOCCO (Fabio Iocco)
OVERZIER (Roderik Overzier)
DORS (Oli Dors)
ABRAMO (Raul Abramo)
BARBUY (Beatriz Barbuy)
NEMMEN (Rodrigo Nemmen)
SODRÉ (Laerte Sodré Jr.)