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In order to promote the region and research in astrophysics collaboration, the National Polytechnic College (Escuela Politécnica Nacional – EPN) in coordination with Yachay Public Company opened the First Andean School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The event brought together researchers from the region to discuss a Modern Vision of Cosmology starting from a point of view of the low and high energies.
“This initiative seeks the active involvement of youth and scientists in training, this new type of scientific trends that are developing globally,” said Juan Carlos Escobar, manager (E) of Education, Science and Technology at Yachay Public Company.
The school is focused on modern cosmology, astrophysics and radiation detection techniques in different frequency bands, whose main objective is to introduce university students from the Latin American region to several basic aspects of astrophysics, and take advantage of this information, that will be made readily available for free.
“The main topics will be on how to use information, especially in relation to open databases, efforts of nations in favor of knowledge and study of the boundaries of the universe, and the search for greater understanding of our ideas” said Marco Calahorrano, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the National Polytechnic College (EPN).
The event brings together students and researchers from the Andean region and abroad in countries like Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador. The areas of study that will develop during the program from the 8th to 12th December are:
Basic theory: theoretical foundations to measure cosmological distances in different astrophysical systems.
Instrumentation: basic understanding of how the implementation supports the observations, with particular attention to gamma-ray bursts.
Data files: students learn to get information from publicly available data. Special attention will be paid to the datasets and galactic and extragalactic observations of high energy.
The training is offered as an initiative of the Astronomy node held in Colombia in June 2013. This node is part of the Office of Astronomy for Development of the International Astronomical Union. The execution of this school seeks to strengthen the ties of member countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. (SA-VE / YACHAY-EP)