The purpose of the 5th Cosmology School is to give an introduction to the current knowledge in cosmology, both in theory and observations. This School is intended for undergraduate, MSc and PhD students, as well as young postdoctoral researchers, interested in these fields.
The conference will present the results of the latest international research projects carried out with the participation of Polish partners. During workshops, the participants will have the opportunity to work with real observational data, learning to use various professional astronomical tools and databases within the framework of the Virtual Observatory as well as to model spectral energy distribution. Also planned are workshops on cosmological computer simulations, an important tool for testing theories and comparing estimates to measurements. Students will be able to present their own research during special sessions. The programme of the Cosmology School feature a broad range of topics: from microwave background radiation and large-scale structures of the Universe to galaxy evolution and their active nuclei. Other topics, such as dark matter, dark energy and gravitational waves, will also be covered.
The conference will feature lectures by world class specialists, such as Prof. John Peacock (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Rien van de Weijgaert (University of Groningen), Dr Clitilde Laigle (Institut d’astrophysique de Paris) and Prof. Bohdan Novosyadly (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv). Polish researchers will also deliver several lectures, including Prof. Marek Demiański (University of Warsaw) and Prof. Lech Sokołowski (Jagiellonian University). Workshops will be organised under the supervision of Dr Hendrik Heinl (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg), Prof. Wojciech Hellwing (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Katarzyna Małek (National Centre for Nuclear Research). An additional series of observational workshops, directed chiefly to theorists, will provide them with an opportunity to work with a telescope.
As with the previous editions of the conference, this one will also comprise two science communication lectures, open to everyone with an interest in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. One lecture, in Polish, will be delivered by Prof. Marek Demiański, while the second one, in English, will be delivered by Prof. Rien va de Weijgaert.
The event is organised by JU Astronomical Observatory, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Polish Academy of Sciences Center for Theoretical Physics, Jan Kochanowski University, Polish Astronomical Society and Saltworks Museum Wieliczka.
More information about the conference is available on its official website.