This school is addressed to Master and Ph.D students in Astronomy and Astrophysics, with a strong research interest in Star Formation.

The school will cover a selection of topics which are currently the subject of active investigation. The goal is to provide the tools to understand the physics involved in the star and protoplanetary disks formation process, providing an overview of the current observational results and models.

The school includes hands-on approach to observational techniques, observational ALMA proposals, and data reduction tools.


The advent of new facilities such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) observatories have boosted the study of the formation and evolution of disks around young solar-type stars and started to unveil the details of the planetary formation process, the potential mirror systems of our own Solar System’s formation. The combined improvement in sensitivity, angular resolution and image fidelity of these new facilities opens up an exciting opportunity to investigate the formation and evolution of protoplanetary disks.

Credit: Felipe O. Alves