Oct 21 – 31, 2019
Europe/Rome timezone

An IFPU Focus Week Program 


We aim at bringing together the community of scientists working on the forthcoming CMB probes, at a time where the "heir" of Planck, the JAXA lead LiteBIRD satellite, has just been selected. Our primary goal is to bring together a small community working on astrophysics, astroparticle, cosmology and particle physics to discuss, together with leading CMB analysis experts, the opportunities offered by the new landscape of experiments, as well as by the Planck legacy. The focus will be on fundamental physics with CMB observations, to exploit the potential for new physics constraints. The idea is to balance theoretical perspectives with analysis expertise, to foster collaboration with a well-grounded view of what could be achieved from forthcoming and available, public domain data. 


The meeting is hosted and supported by the newly born Institute for Fundamental Physics of the Universe (www.ifpu.it), supported jointly by ICTP, INAF, INFN and SISSA. The institute is equipped with seminar rooms, meeting rooms, and offices that will be assigned to participants during their stay. There is no need to stay for the whole duration of the meeting. Support is available (62.5 €/day for guests from Italy, and 71 €/day for foreigners) for participants, plus the accomodation at the Adriatico Guest House in Grignano, in a very nice location in front of the sea and close to the Institute (https://www.ictp.it/visit-ictp/accommodation/guesthouses.aspx), which will be pre-paid. A schedule with Brainstorming, Discussions and Seminars will be created on the basis of availability of participants. Attendance will be limited by the availability of office spaces at the IFPU,  and we encourage participants to register as soon as possible. 

Scientific Organizing Committee 

Carlo Baccigalupi, Sabino Matarrese, Paolo Natoli, Andrea Zacchei, Nicola Vittorio 

Local Organizing Committee 

Paolo Campeti, Farida Farsian, Hasti Khoraminezhad, Nicoletta Krachmalnicoff, Anto Lonappan, Raagini Patki, Davide Poletti, Anirban Roy, Daniele Tavagnacco, Pauline Vielzeuf


For guests residing at the Adriatico Guest House, there is no need of booking, and the stay will be pre-paid (https://www.ictp.it/visit-ictp/accommodation/guesthouses.aspx). 

For other accomodations, hotel booking is handled by participants, but in the registration page participants may ask for assistance. A list of hotels, conveniently located close to the nr. 38 bus station, is here below. 

Walking distance to IFPU: 

  • ICTP Adriatico Guest House, Via Grignano, 9 34014, 34014 Trieste TS, Italy

  • Hotel Riviera, rivieramax.eu

  • Hotel Mignon, Via Carlo Junker, 12, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy

  • ...

City Centre: 

How to get to the IFPU 

The IFPU is located in the old SISSA building in Grignano, Miramare, Via Beirut 2, 34014, in Trieste. The easiest way to get there is through bus: from the train station, or Piazza Obserdan, take the bus nr. 6 and 36, towards the Miramare Castle, and get out at the Grignano stop. Otherwise, taxi costs about 10 € from the city center. 

Images! Also click on links below 

Seminar by Marco Peloso 








Via Beirut 2, 34014 Trieste, Italy
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