GALILEO GALILEI FOUNDATION
WORLD FEDERATION OF SCIENTISTS
ETTORE MAJORANA CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE

GALILEO GALILEI CELEBRATIONS
Four Hundred Years Since the Birth of MODERN SCIENCE


INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ASTROPHYSICS
"D. CHALONGE"

5th Course:
CURRENT TOPICS IN ASTROFUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS


ERICE - SICILY: 7 - 15 SEPTEMBER 1996


Sponsored by the:


PROGRAMME AND LECTURERS

THE EARLY UNIVERSE

COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND RADIATION

LARGE SCALE STRUCTURE, DARK MATTER

SPECIAL LECTURES


PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

An updated understanding of the progress and current problems in the early universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, large scale structure, dark matter, and the interplay between them. Special sessions will be devoted to neutrinos in astrophysics and high energy astrophysics. Emphasis is given to the mutual impact of fundamental physics and cosmology, both at theoretical and experimental-or observational-levels, within a deep and well defined programme, which provides, in addition, a careful interdisciplinarity.

By the nature of the domain itself, there are different aspects, approaches and points of view (sometimes complementary to each other, sometimes in contradiction), to a same topic or subject. Special care is taken to provide the grounds of the different lines of research in competition (not only one approach). In this way, participants have an excellent opportunity to learn about the real state of the discipline, and to learn it in a critical way.

The Course provides an occasion to review achievements, to confront theory and models with observations and among themselves, to exchange information on the latest developments and to discuss future prospects. The Course brings together experimentalists and theoreticians - physicists, astrophysicists, and astronomers - from a variety of backgrounds, young scientists at post-doctoral level, senior scientists and advanced graduate students as well.


Group Photo






A visit to the P.A.M. Dirac Museum


DIRECTOR OF THE COURSE: N. SANCHEZ

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE: A. ZICHICHI