Astronomy school on photometric redshift

September 14 and 15, 2017 - São Paulo, Brazil

Room 202, Administration Building, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmosphere Sciences (IAG), University of São Paulo (USP)

The Astronomy Department of IAG of USP has pleasure to invite you to the "2017 Astronomy school on photometric redshift".

This school intends to be an easy introduction to Multi-band (MB) Aperture photometry and Bayesian Photometric Redshifts derived from Modern Astronomical Redshift Surveys. The school will the given by Dr. Alberto Molino (IAG, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil), who is an expert on this topic.

In particular, the school aims at teaching how to perform different types of photometry (Isophotal, Circular, Flexible) on astronomical images, how to extract astrometric and morphological information from stars and galaxies, how to generate MB photometric catalogs, how to create and trim (png) color images from (FITS) images, how to create mosaic (FITS) images, how to visualize images and catalogs with VO tools, how to derive Bayesian Photometric Redshifts and how to visualize and quantify its precision.

The school is open to graduate students, post-docs and professors of different institutions. Considering the size of Room202, there is a limit of 32 participants.

There is no inscription fee. However, participants should organize their own travel and accommodation. Coffee breaks will be provided by University of São Paulo.




Software and detailed information




Claudia Mendes de Oliveira (Universidade de São Paulo)

Alberto Molino (Universidade de São Paulo)

Jose Hernandez Jimenez (Universidade de São Paulo)