In brief…

Dates: August 31 – September 4, 2020

Location: Council Room, Municipal building, Piazza Duomo, Cefalù (PA), Italy.

Meals: Coffee breaks and lunches are included in the registration fee.

Accommodation: for information on possible accommodations near the School venue, please visit the following page: where to stay in Cefalù

Registration fee:
– Early bird: 120 € (deadline: 15th of April 2020)
– Late registration: 160 € (deadline: 22nd of May 2020)

UPDATE – Extension of early bird registration – Info about CoViD-19

We are aware of the current situation regarding the spread of the CoViD-19. Obviously, we cannot make any prediction about the global evolution of the disease between now and the end of the Summer, but we are confident that our School will take place as programmed. In the unlikely event in which we will be forced to cancel the School, we will reimburse the registration fee, of course. For the moment, we have extended the early-bird deadline to April the 15th, and we still encourage to register to the School. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you informed about any decisions that are made in this regard. We have set a deadline of April 15 for providing an update on the workshop status and suggest that you do not book your travel before then, if possible.

Don’t miss the chance to become a real dust-buster!

The 1st Dustbusters Summer School is open to PhD students and early-stage post-docs and will be a unique experience thanks to the participation of world-leading lecturers, which will certainly involve you during their passionate lessons, hosted in the wonderful setting of Cefalù, in Sicily (Italy).

The school will focus on two main topics:

  1. Hydrodynamical simulations of planet forming discs – Lecturers: Daniel Price (Monash University) and Richard Booth (University of Cambridge);
  2. Observing planet forming discs with ALMA – Lecturers: Leonardo Testi (ESO) and Anna Miotello (ESO).

We envisage a lively program, including hands-on session which will give the student to directly simulate the disc evolution and analyse real ALMA data. There will also be discussion sessions, where selected students will have the chance to present their work to the international research community participating to the School.

The early-bird registration fee is 120 Euro for registrations finalized by March 20 and 160 Euro for late registrations, until May 22.  The fee includes a welcome cocktail, coffee breaks and lunches for all 5 days, but does NOT cover accommodation and transports.

Please note that participation to the Schoool is limited to ~ 80 students, and the participation will be granted on a “first come, first serve” policy, so we recommend registering as early as possible. The Programme of the School will soon be available.