Publication date: 05/02/2009

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and partner institutions announce the inauguration of the International School for Advanced Instrumentation (IScAI)

The IScAI is a major collaborative international initiative in higher education that aims to become a centre of excellence to learn expertise in all areas related to the construction of cutting-edge scientific instrumentation, with a particular emphasis on astronomical instrumentation. The IScAI will offer a highly specialized set of courses and laboratory work to be held in research institutions with world-class instrumentation programs and high-tech companies with expertise in design and construction of scientific instrumentation.

The IScAI will start in June 2009 and is open to astronomers, physicists and engineers world-wide.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2009. Enrolled students in this first year of the IScAI may be eligible for financial aid.

The IScAI 2009 is funded by the grant “First Science with the GTC”, under the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Programme of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

For more information about the IScAI and the registration procedure, please check the web site below.