Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science on Atmospheric Aerosols:
Properties, Measurements, Modeling, and Effects on Climate and Health
22 July to 2 August 2019
The SPSAS on Atmospheric Aerosols: Properties, Measurements, Modeling, and Effects on Climate and Health will be held from July 22 to August 2, 2019 at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). The course is organized by the Institute of Physics of USP in partnership with IAG / USP, CLA / IPEN, DCA / UNIFESP and CPTEC / INPE, and is sponsored by FAPESP. The main objective of this Advanced School is to promote the gathering of reference researchers in the area of atmospheric aerosols, Brazilian and foreign, with the best young researchers from different parts of the world.
- Applications are open until March 24th, 2019
- Selected applicants will be announced by: 21st April, 2019
- School starts on Sunday, July 21st 2019, with registration and a social event at the hotel
The SPSAS on Atmospheric Aerosols will offer theoretical classes, practical experimental activities, poster sessions and visits to research institutions. In all, there will be 82 hours of activities in 12 days. Participants will be exposed to the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge in five major subject areas:
- Aerosol properties and measurements;
- Anthropogenic aerosols and their effects on health;
- Aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction;
- Remote sensing of aerosols; and
- Aerosols perturbations on climate, and modeling of their effects.
The practical classes on remote sensing instrumentation, measurements and analysis will be held outdoors in a field trip to a park of Sao Paulo. Participants will have the opportunity to perform measurements, calibrate sensors, study and model the properties of suspended particles in the atmosphere.
Poster sessions will allow participants to show their research. Posters will be on display throughout the school, allowing its discussion with all invited lecturers. The best posters will be awarded a special prize during the closing ceremony.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit research laboratories at USP, IPEN and CETESB, the environmental agency of Sao Paulo.
About 100 participants will be selected, and 80% will receive financial support for attending the school. The target audience is graduate students. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD courses), but senior undergraduate and early career scientists (up to 5yr from phd) are also welcome.
Field trip with hands-on activities
The Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science (SPSAS) is an initiative of FAPESP that funds the organization of short duration advanced courses (two weeks) in different areas of science and technology, contributing to the formation of the young attendants.
Invited lectures are highly visible researchers worldwide, evidenced by elements such as receiving high-level scientific awards, impact publications recognized by the community, and leadership in internationally prominent organizations.
The target audience is graduate students and early career scientists, as they are potential candidates for master's, doctorate or post-doctoral programs in higher education and research institutes in the State of Sao Paulo. Most participants receive full financial support.
Through this initiative FAPESP expects to establish, in the State of Sao Paulo, a globally competitive hub for talented researchers. FAPESP already financed 66 schools since the program started in 2010, which were attended by thousands of researchers and students from several countries.
Our logo is based on a landmark of Sao Paulo architecture know as the Ponte Estaiada, a bridge over the Pinheiros river that connects the suburbs with downtown.
The artistic cables are a representation of the scattering phase function for blue (440nm), green (550nm) and red (570nm) light scattering by an aerosol particle with 1.15 microns and index of refraction (1.5 + 0.005 i).