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The School - taking place in the enchanting Amalfi Coast - is aimed at graduate students and Post-doc researchers, and offer the fascinating possibility to meet selected experts belonging to different areas in Exoplanetary Science. Every year the school covers hot topics of Exoplanetary Science offering to the participants a deep overview from different prospectives (theoretical, experimental, phenomenological).

This year the focus will be on Methods of Detecting Exoplanets, in particular in the most productive ones: Radial Velocity, Photometric Transits, Gravitational Microlensing and Direct Imaging techniques.

The School is open to graduate students and young Post-doc researchers. The registration fee is € 320 (Euro), and includes a copy of the Proceedings, conference kit and coffee breaks. Lodging and meals (full-board accommodation in the selected Hotel: Hotel La Lucertola), for the entire duration of the course (arrival on Sunday May 24, departure in the morning of Saturday May 30, 2015), will be in the order of € 540-600 (Euro). A limited number of grants, partially covering the accommodation, will be assigned to several participants, upon request and after a careful screening of CVs and home institution funding capabilities. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to deliver a seminar.

The Registration Fee must be settled no later than March 1, 2015,
with bank transfer to:

Name of Bank: Banca FIDEURAM
Address: Piazza Giovanni Amendola, 11 - 84121 SALERNO - ITALY
Account Holder: Istituto Internazionale per gli Alti Studi Scientifici
"E.R. Caianiello" (IIASS)
IBAN: IT02 F032 9601 6010 0006 6131 328
Please indicate your name in the REASON for payment.

In the first edition, young researchers will benefit from training in scientific techniques and various methodologies under the guidance of 4 highly qualified senior researchers:

Prof. Riccardo Claudi
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Italy
Direct Imaging 

Prof. Andrew Collier Cameron
University of St Andrews, UK
Planetary Transit 

Prof. Andrew Gould
Ohio State University, USA
Gravitational Microlensing 

Prof. Artie P. Hatzes
Thuringian State Observatory, Germany
Radial Velocity 

Vietri (from Veteri, its ancient Roman name) sul Mare (on sea)  is located within walking distance from Salerno and marks the beginning of the Amalfi Coast. The town is about five minutes drive from Salerno, one hour from Naples Airport  and three hours from Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Short rides take to Positano, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Paestum, the Vesuvius or to the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida (by boat).

Organizing committee: V. Bozza (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., University of Salerno), L. Mancini (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg), A. Sozzetti (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., INAF -Astrophysical Observatory of Turin)
Supporting staff: Marilena Catapano, Pasquale Marra, Francesco Romeo

APPLICATION FORM (to be submitted no later than March 1, 2015):
To request a partial-support grant, please, fill out the corresponding entry in the registration form and send your CV to the organizers.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Luigi Mancini
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
Königstuhl 17
D-69117 Heidelberg
Tel. 49 (0) 6221 – 528 – 454
Fax 49 (0) 6221 – 528 – 246
E-mail: mancini at mpia dot de

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