Asiago Winter School - Very High Time and Space Resolution Astrophysics, February 27 to March 7, 2013, Asiago, Italy



Asiago Winter School - Very High Time and Space Resolution Astrophysics

The University of Padova, in collaboration with INAF Astronomical Observatory of Padova, the National University of Ireland Galway, the Universities of Lisboa and Coimbra, the University College London, and the IDPASC network of PhD schools, organizes a Winter School on the Very High Time and Space Resolution Astrophysics at the Astronomical Observatory of Asiago (Italy), from February 27 to March 7, 2013.


The main objective of the School is to present scientific and technological aspects of Very High Time and Space Resolution Astrophysics (HTSRA) made possible by large telescopes and single photon counting photometers.

The School will consist of lectures complemented by observations using three telescopes at the Asiago Observatory. In particular, the 182 cm "Copernicus" telescope at Cirna Ekar will be equipped with the high resolution single photon counting photometer Aqueye. The speakers are all leading scientists in the field of HTSRA and will be assisted by younger tutors.

The Scholl is open to PhD and graduate students in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering. A limited number of applications from undergraduate students might be considered. A registration fee of 200 Euros before November 30th, or 250 Euros for later registration is forseen. The school will carry all expenses of lodging in double rooms and meals at the nearby Hotel Pennar ( A limited number of grants to cover travel expenses might be available.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Prof. Cesare Barbieri, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova, chairman of the School
Proff. A. Shearer (NUI Galway)
M. Pimenta (LIP and IDPASC)
R. Mignani (UCL)
G. Naletto (UNIPd)
L. Zampieri (INAF OA Pd)


Local Organizing Committee:
Prof. Cesare Barbieri, UNIPd, chairman of the School
Dr. Lina Tomasella (INAF OAPd)
Dr. Alessandro Siviero (UNIPd)
Dr. Stefania Sacchetti (UNIPd)
Mrs. Valentina Pizzo (UNIPd)


Selection - The selection of the students and award of grants will be made by the SOC, on the basis of the quality of the application.

Venue - The Observatories in Asiago (two locations, Pennar and Cima Ekar), the largest astronomical complex in Italy, is jointly operated by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Padova and by INAF Astronomical Observatory of Padova.

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Further information - For further information and inquiries contact the Director of the School, Prof. Cesare Barbieri (


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