THE KAVLI SUMMER PROGRAM IN ASTROPHYSICS

January 28, 2020, from Rachel Howe

The Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics runs for 6 weeks every summer in alternance between various institutions world-wide and UC Santa Cruz. It hosts up to 15 established faculty, 15 post-doctoral researchers and 15 graduate students in addition to the local scientists.

The Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics combines the concept of a long-term workshop with graduate student training through research projects. The six-week long program begins with a one-week workshop on the topic of the year, with morning introductory lectures by invited faculty and afternoon short contributed presentations. Informal discussions during lunch and designated sessions help create innovative research projects for the students.

In the five following weeks, the students are teamed with the senior participants and are expected to make significant progress on their selected project. During that time, the program hosts one seminar per day in the mornings, while the rest of the day is dedicated to research. The students are required to present their research project to all participants during the last two days of the program and are expected to publish the results, with their collaborators, either in the form of a refereed paper or a conference proceeding in the subsequent year.

THE NEXT KAVLI SUMMER PROGRAM IN ASTROPHYSICS WILL BE AT THE
MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR SOLAR SYSTEM PHYSICS in GOETTINGEN,
from JUNE 15th – JULY 24th, 2020.

The 2020 program will be dedicated to the study of “The Fluid Dynamics of the Sun and Stars”, and will be directed by Aaron Birch. The program will be focused on connecting observations, models, and simulations of fluid dynamics in the Sun and stars; synergies with planetary fluid dynamics will also be a part of the program.

The first week lectures will be given by Aaron Birch, Matt Browning, and Michel Rieutord.

We are currently taking applications from students, postdocs and faculty to attend the program. Student applications are due February 10th, and faculty and postdoc applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are provided with free accommodation and receive a small subsidy to cover their local expenses.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS, PLEASE SEE http://kspa.ucsc.edu

Do not hesitate to contact Pascale Garaud (pgaraud@ucsc.edu) for more detail.

http://kspa.ucsc.edu


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