UniVersum is a novel series of cosmology meetings whose main goal is to gather on a regular basis members of the active Italian cosmology community. Besides discussing our many scientific activities, the aim of this series of encounters is also to foster collaborations amongst us and to discuss crucial topics and strategical choices that involve the community at large. Examples of regular informal workshops of this type are common in other European Countries, i.e. IberiCós in Spain and Portugal, or UKcosmo in Great Britain. We feel that also our community could strongly benefit from having a set of meetings with this format.

Here is how the idea of UniVersum saw the light of day! What we have in mind is a two-and-a-half day meeting, taking place every year in a different university or research centre all around Italy, featuring short talks from PhD students and post-docs, and extended discussion sessions led by reference senior scientists in various fields of cosmological research. As said, we envisage both usual, scientific debate sessions, as, more importantly, forums where we can discuss crucial questions related to cosmology in Italy.

Here is this edition's poster. The first UniVersum meetings were held in Turin (2017), in Bologna (2018), in Milan (2019), and in Trento (2023), with a four-year hiatus due to the outbreak of covid pandemic and its consequences.


This being the fifth edition, UniVersum takes on its mission to provide a friendly opportunity for cosmologists all over Italy to gather and catch up with the hot topics with the aim of fostering collaborations and encouraging early career people to show up. As usual, the meeting will start on the afternoon of first day, and last until mid-afternoon of the last day. Following the usual scheme, the UniVersum Bullettin will inform participants on the hot topics which will this year be: Euclid & eRosita, while the last day will be focused on a specific topic, this year being: the future of CMB.

The fifth edition will be held on 21st-23rd February 2024. The final programme is available here .

Registration is now closed.


The fifth edition of the UniVersum series will take place in Rome, in Aula Amaldi of the Department of Physics (Edificio Marconi) of the University of Rome Sapienza, located in piazza Aldo Moro 1. Here you can find the location of Google Maps.

Many lodging facilities are available within walking distance, from hotels to B&B, hostels, and airbnbs, being the location close to the Roma Termini Railway Station. The participants should contact directly their hotel to arrange for reservation.

The participants should contact directly their hotel to arrange for the reservation.


Steering Committee:
Stefano Camera (Università degli Studi di Torino)
Marco Baldi (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna)
Carmelita Carbone (INAF-IASF Milano)
Vincenzo F. Cardone (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
Michele Liguori (Università degli Studi di Padova)
Marina Migliaccio (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata)

Local Organising Committee:
Vincenzo F. Cardone (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
Roberto Maoli (Università degli Studi di Roma Sapienza)
Matteo Martinelli (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
Marina Migliaccio (Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata)
Davide Sciotti (INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)