Jun 11 – 16, 2017
Portopalo di Capo Passero - Syracuse, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Our Project

Our Project

The program of the school gradually became more complex and several lectures of professional Stellar Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics were introduced, always saving a due space for historical sessions dedicated to the Arab science. However, the political situation in the Mediterranean area gradually worsened; also the difficulties in collecting enough money steadily increased and the idea came to a temporary stop.

We want to restart the initiative now. We want to contribute to the education of the young generations in the Middle East and in Europe (as well as in other adjacent countries), helping them to understand each other and to collaborate: we also want to make what we can so that they can pursue a future in science. We found in the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and in the Italian Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) both sponsorship and a warm encouragement.

The next school would be organized in Italy in collaboration with the scientific boards of the previous meetings, choosing again an area that experienced important Arab cultural developments, namely the Sicily region. This area has also become a symbol of the European efforts aimed at offering support to migrants: it might as well offer culture and science to fight terror.

The organizers are the previous coordinators of the school, in charge of the scientific program, and the board of the directors of INFN (structures in Catania, the LNS, Bari, Naples, and Perugia) and INAF (observatories of Catania, Teramo and Palermo, and the Institute of Space Astrophysics and Cosmic Physics in Palermo). We can presently imagine to cover about 1kEuros of expenses/grants for a number of participants around 20, plus 15-20 partical grants: Most financed students would come from Arab countries; they would be selected by a referee committee made by orgainzers of the various Azarquiel meetings: Inma Dominguez, Mounib El Eid, Orhan Golbasi and Maurizio Busso.