The BSCG was created in 1978 by the efforts of CBPF’s Cosmology and Gravitation Group for the development and enhancement of physicists, and specialized training at doctorate and post-doctorate levels of young researchers, particularly Brazilian and Latin American.
In the early BSCG sessions, nearly all students were young and came from Brazilian universities and research centers. Foreign researchers were mostly from Argentina, Colombia, United States, France, Italy, Peru and Russia, and they comprised one third of all participants.
The courses, seminars and debate sessions constitute a forum for studies and analysis on the main issues in Cosmology and related areas. Along the years, the BSCG has promoted integration among scientists
and encouraged them to review and publicize the work done in major international research centers.
The themes addressed in BSCG meetings involve virtually all of the main areas in Cosmology. The early encounters primarily examined the basic structure of the Theory of Gravitation and Astrophysics of compact objects. Later on, the focus was on studying elementary particles and establishing a standard Cosmology scenario – the term astroparticles has been used to denote this union. Intense debates on the two alternative scenarios for the creation of the Universe have been conducted, by means of seminars and course programs addressing the Big Bang and the Eternal Universe models.
The School is held for two weeks, every two years (with a few exceptions). Participants apply by means of an admissions system and are selected by a local committee. The BSCG offers one week courses, advanced seminars on special topics, and debate sessions.
To know more about the BSCG, download the booklet BSCG 30 years (PDF)
See here the program and courses to be presented in the XVIth edition of the BSCG.
Venue: CBPF – Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Address: R. Dr. Xavier Sigaud, 150 – Urca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22290-180
Tel: +55 (21) 2141 7100
Registration deadline: June 30th, 2017
Registration fee: $100
Contact BSCG: firstname.lastname@example.org