This PHAROS COST Action CA16214 training school is held jointly with the 57th edition of the Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics. The event is organized by the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. The meeting takes place in the light of the very first observation of the gravitational wave signals GW170817, GW190425 and GW190814, as well as the pioneering NICER results.


  • Equation of state for astrophysical applications
  • Multi-messenger astronomy
  • Numerical modeling

The goal of this Winter School is to educate the next generation of young scientists in the field of nuclear astrophysics and related topics. The scientific tools and methods, which are the focus of this training school, are at the current frontier of this truly interdisciplinary field of research.

The school is composed of a series of lectures and traineeships. The latter involve computer practice. Therfore, it is required to bring laptops with the appropriate software, which will be announced later. The trainees will work together with the lectureres on scientific problems, familiarize with modern numerical methods and implementations as well as numerical solutions. They will collect, analyze and fit as well as familiarize with the handling of big data.


The activities of this school are particularly related to trainees associated with the WG1 and WG3 (equation of state and gravitational waves) of the PHAROS COST Action. We target up to 25 ECIs (early career investigators), i.e. Ph.D. students and young post-docs up to 8-years after Ph.D. – PHAROS will cover all costs for the approved participants. The selection of the candidates will be done in two steps:

  1. Registration on this site, providing data on affiliation and a letter of recommendation from the Ph.D. advisor or equivalent senior scientist. 
  2. After selection by the organizers, the proposed candidates are submitted to PHAROS for final approval.

NOTE: It is requested from the approved candidates to participate the entire period of the training school, otherwise COST support will be cancelled.


The top priority is to protect the health of our participants and the Artus Hotel staff and to avoid infections, especially with the viruses COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. For this purpose, a comprehensive and detailed hygiene concept was developed and approved by the responsible authority. Our specially trained, experienced team is at your side with competence and commitment to effectively implement the health and hygiene measures at the 57. Karpacz Winter School. The most important cornerstones are:

  • Keeping the distance: minimum distance of 1.50 m from person to person
  • Compliance with the hygiene rules
  • Contact person traceability




Artus Hotel
Wilcza 9, 58-540 Karpacz

The Training School aims at educating Ph.D. students and young post docs. to carry out their research, strengthen their knowledge and background as well as initiate contacts with the lecturer as the world leading experts in their respected field of research. The school can admit up to forty participants.

Participants not supported by COST are obliged to pay the fee of 365 EUR (1600 PLN) which should be paid by bank transfer in advance. The full school fee will be charged also in the case of those participants who will not stay for the whole period of the school. The fee covers:

  • Participation in all school events
  • Full board and twin-room lodging
  • Handouts and conference materials
  • Wrocław-Karpacz-Wrocław transport

The fee for accompanying person is 365 EUR (1600 PLN).

Special funds to support participants are available upon request.

Note in particular that participants supported by the PHAROS COST Action are exempt from paying the fee.

Registration for this event is currently open.
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