Scientific rationale

The IFAS4 school will bring together students from different horizons, expose them to high-level specialized lectures, and propose them to carry-on a eight-days research project. The topic of the present school is spectroscopy, from the observational and data-reduction techniques, through the source detection and extraction in integral-field spectroscopy using inverse methods data fusion approaches, to data analysis. The school is open to students at Master and Doctoral level, without geographic restrictions.

IFAS4 is the fourth edition of a series co-organized by Lyon (LIO, CRAL CNRS UMR5574, UCBL) and IUCAA in Pune. The first and third editions were held in 2015 and 2017 in Pune on observational astronomy, and the second hold in Lyon in 2016 was on modeling and simulations in astrophysics. These schools hosted participants from nine different nationalities. CRAL has a cutting edge expertise both in cosmology and physics of galaxies. IUCAA is coordinating major efforts to develop theoretical and observational astronomy in India.

The school will be hosted in Lyon, and the registrations are open to pre- to post-doctoral students, as well as in some cases to young academics.

Lectures will be given during the morning sessions, and research projects will be proposed to the participants, in small groups supported by a tutor. The school will be concluded by a presentation of the results of these projects.

Up to 30 participants will be selected. The organizers may provide partial or full financial support on demand and justification.


Registration, support and deadline

The registrations will be open from 2017 Dec 1st till 2018 March 30th. Early applications are an advantage if a grant is requested.

The registration fees of 450 € include the full board accommodation. The school can offer a partial or full financial support to those justifying it. The support may take the form of reduced fees, fees waiver, and, in a limited number of cases, of providing plane tickets.

 The registration process is the following:

  1. Create an account, fill the information carefully.
  2. Click on "overview" to check if everything is correct.
  3. Click to submit.
  4. You will receive a mail with a validation link. After validation you can connect again to the site to have the possibility to change your details.
  5. We will then contact you personally, not later than a few days after the deadline, to inform you about your possible selection and the grant that we may offer if you requested one.

Organizing committee

Board of Directors:

P. Prugniel (CRAL), R. Gupta (IUCAA)

Local Organization:

P. Prugniel (CRAL)

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