January 23, 2017 to February 3, 2017
Campus of USP in Sao Paulo
Brazil/East timezone

The focus of the School is on the most advanced technologies in the fields of semiconductors, very deep submicron and 3D technologies, nanotechnology, advanced packaging and interconnects, telecommunications, real-time signal processing, filtering and massively parallel computing and on the Physics motivations that require confronting these technogical challenges for building the needed new instruments. These Physics motivations are reviewed both in dedicated lectures as well as in all the more technology-based lectures. The school will provide lectures and Lab work in a variety of cross-disciplinary example applications drawn from the exploration of distant Universe, through Medical imaging of the human body, to exploration of the elementary particle world. Lectures on technical developments and science overviews will be given by experts from Academia and Industry, alongside with hands-on Lab sessions with demonstrators and subject specific master-classes on science & technology.

The morning sessions from 9 am to 1pm will be dedicated to the lectures held in general in the main auditorium of the Physics Institute. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to the Lab sessions from 2 to 5pm held in the USP Campus at the IAG, IF, IME Institutes and the Polytechnic School as well as some Labs at the School of Medicine. From 5.20 to 6.30 pm there will be science and/or technology overview lectures. All the days (except Sunday January 29) will follow this basic schedule (see present timetable).

The school will be held from Monday January 23rd (morning) to Friday February 3rd (end of the afternoon), with a break on Sunday where people will enjoy a day free in Sao Paulo or surroundings as they like. The program of the Computing and Practical Labs will be prepared in a booklett format that will be available on line for the attendants one week before the start of the School. A brochure with the complete description of the Lab sessions will be distributed at the registration of the School.

NEW: The current list of Lab sessions with the title of the Lab, the names of the organizers and a brief abstract can be found in the file attached at the end of this overview. It will be kept updated until the start of the School => stay tuned

As traditionally in this school series, the attendants are expected to provide a Poster. The Posters will be exposed during the full duration of the School in the Entrance Hall of the Physics Department. The last day a session will be dedicated to the presentation of Posters by each of the attendants. The posters will be as well included in the School website at the end of the School. Note that some of the Lectures will be opened to a larger audience. This is in particular the case for the two first days of the School and for some of the overview Lectures given at the end of the day. More information on this last point will come soon.

All the lectures will be recorded on YOUTUBE if agreement by the lecturer and will be held at the Abraão de Moraes auditorium apart a few sessions that will be held in other auditorium of USP: on January 26 the plenary morning session will take place at the Auditorium of the Electric Department of the Politechnic School at USP, and on January 28, the plenary morning session will take place at the Auditorium of Institut of Radiology at the School of Medicine (FM-USP).

Here below attached: the file with a Table describing the Labs => stay tuned for the latest updates.

The map of ifusp is at


Auditorium is location number 9.

Campus of USP in Sao Paulo
Abraão de Moraes Auditorium (IF)