We plan the 22nd course of the ISCRA to be held from July 30th to August 7th, 2022.
The International school of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics (ISCRA) holds biennial courses for graduate students and young researchers that stress the inter-relationships between sub-disciplines in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology and focus upon recent results from different specialty areas.
The ISCRA is not a conference or a workshop, but is a School that provides lectures by outstanding scientists who cover the latest results and also the background and steps that lead to them. Everyone is encouraged to question the experts both during the lectures and informally over relaxing meals so that one often finds beginners dining with experts in an ambiance of friendship and science that otherwise might never happen. Discussions naturally happen — sometimes a seemingly simple question may pause the expert and in the by and by lead to new research. Additionally many attendees have developed their careers following contacts made at the School. Complementing the lectures is the unique opportunity to talk informally, at coffee and meal breaks, with the experts on subjects that interests the attendee: future ideas, experiences, anecdotes, employment opportunities, etc; often things that never reach scientific literature, but which may have profound impacts on the experts.
Many attendees have advanced their careers following contacts made at previous Schools. Over the last 42 years most of the scientists who now hold influential positions in cosmic-ray astrophysics have attended the ISCRA including several Nobel laureates, most attending before they won the prize. Graduate students and postdoctoral scientists (experiment & theory) are encouraged to register as soon as possible on this INDICO page as numbers are constrained by the Centre; late applicants may be disappointed.
A local expense fee of 1350 Euros, payable upon arrival, covers lodging, meals, transportation between the Palermo airport and Erice (provided by the Centre) and all course activities. Participants dine at their choice of a number of Erice restaurants.
Please be aware of covid-related safety measures:
In order to enter Italy and to attend the school, you need to be prepared with respect to covid. Our host, the Ettore Majorana foundation in Erice requires that participants must bring with them and show documentation of their vaccination or their green pass on arrival. In the lecture hall(s) and in common areas we will need to keep a safe distance and wear a face mask. Please bring face masks with you.
You need to have a „green pass“ to be able to attend the school - we need to verify this at your arrival.
Useful information on the „green pass“ can be found here
There is also a list of accepted/recognized vaccines given on this web page.
More information is available here:
In short, you need to be vaccinated or have a very recent negative test. EU citizens should get an EU-certificate already at home to make their travel smooth.
If you are in doubt, please check with your travel agent about the current rules for Italy, they also may depend on the country you are departing from. Also please keep looking for updates. We all have experienced frequent adaptions of the rules due to recent developments.
Please be aware that we as school organizers/directors can only give advice with respect to covid regulations, ultimately it will be your responsibility to have the required documents and permissions.