Writing about science for the public is challenging. With deadlines looming, it's hard to carve out time to recharge your intellectual batteries, find distinctive stories, and get a broad overview of where researchers are headed. We've designed this workshop to give you the background material you need to cover astrophysics and cosmology, packing as much as possible into as short a time as possible for the busy working journalist.
Researchers will offer lectures on currently relevant topics with extensive question-and-answer sessions -- like a seminar class, minus homework and grades. They'll focus on topics that are either relevant for presently running experiments or are likely to increase in relevance in the soon future when experiments will deliver data. We hope that this meeting will be conductive to improve the flow of information about recent research in astrophysics and cosmology. We also hope, of course, that it will be fun.
Topics that will be covered are:
The workshop takes place at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden. It is located at the AlbaNova University Center. More information about Nordita can be found on the Nordita website or in the information brochure (PDF).
To get from Arlanda to Stockholm, you can either take the train, the bus, or a taxi. The train is called Arlanda Express, leaves every 15 minutes and arrives at the Central Station (T-Centralen) within 20 minutes. The price is SEK 240 one way, or 460 round trip. The busses are called Flygbussarna, leave every 10 minutes, and arrive at T-Centralen within 40 minutes. The price is approx SEK 120 one-way, you can save SEK 20 by buying the ticket in advance online. The busses also stop at other places before T-Centralen. The price for a taxi to the city center is about SEK 500.
The Swedish currency is SEK (Sweden Krona), *not* the Euro. In most places you can pay with major credit cards or debit cards in the Maestro system. If you want to change foreign money, it is recommendable to do this already at arrival either at the airport or at T-Centralen.
Almost everybody in the Swedish capital speaks English.