Petnica Summer Institute

Summer School on Cosmology
4 August - 13 August, 2017

In 2017 we continue pursuing the idea of intensive summer programme for the undergraduate and early graduate students, where advanced lectures are given by experts in the fields. This year we are happy to present Summer School on Cosmology.

The aim: The school aims to provide intensive and thorough course on cosmology including theory and observations. The school is not limited to lectures, but will also include daily discussion sessions, problem solving and independent work.

For whom: The school is intended for senior undergraduate and early graduate students mainly from Balkans region. All lectures will be given in English, so we also welcome students from anywhere abroad. Exceptional younger students and interested graduate students will also be considered.

By whom: Lectures will be given mostly by PhD students and young postdocs, but also by some senior researchers. Lecturers come from various European and US institutions.


  • Introduction to Cosmology
  • Cosmological Perturbation Theory
  • Non-linear Structure Formation
  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Dark Matter
  • Inflation
  • Data Analysis in Cosmology
  • List of Lecturers

  • Lorenzo Bordin (SISSA, Trieste)
  • Giulio Fabbian (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Paris)
  • Marcello Musso (MPI, Garching)
  • Emiliano Sefusatti (INFN, Trieste)
  • Pasquale Serpico (LAPTh, Annecy)
  • Marko Simonović (IAS, Princeton)