Category: Summer Schools

STFC Introductory Course in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2021


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

This year’s Summer School is provisionally planned to be held in-person at Durham University from the 22nd to the 27th of August. However, if the government’s easing of restrictions between now and then changes so that an in-person meeting is not deemed sensible, then the school will instead be held online. The final decision on this will be made by the 30th of June.

To register, please visit:
https://www.maths.dur.ac.uk/~trcn27/registration

Registration is free for all STFC funded students. Non-STFC students will be subject to a registration fee and should consult the webpage above for more details.

The Summer School is intended as an introduction to solar physics and solar-terrestrial interactions, aimed at PhD students starting in Autumn 2021. The 5-day course will consist of a number of lectures delivered by experts from across the UK. The lectures will cover a range of topics, from a general introduction to Plasma Physics to more specialised areas such as magnetic topology. In addition to the core lectures there will a careers Q&A, a session on surviving a PhD, an interactive introduction to Python/SunPy and a conference dinner on the Thursday evening. Accommodation for students during the week will be in one of Durham’s colleges.

Preliminary details of the programme may be found at:
https://www.maths.dur.ac.uk/~trcn27/programme

Contact information is at:
https://www.maths.dur.ac.uk/~trcn27/contactus 


https://www.maths.dur.ac.uk/~trcn27/stfc2021continue to the full article

Read more

ESCAPE Summer School on Data Science for Astronomy, Astroparticle and Particle Physics – 7 to 18 June 2021 – Online

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that the ESCAPE Summer School on Data Science for Astronomy, Astroparticle and Particle Physics will be held online from 7 to 18 June 2021. Registration to attend the school is now open on: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/20306/registrations/2803/ with registration deadline 31 May 2021.

Carried out in the framework of the project ESCAPE (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures), this event is free and open to all, please do not hesitate to share it to your communities.

The program of the school is devoted to project development for astrophysics, astroparticle physics & particle physics.
It will provide theoretical and hands-on training on Data Science and Python development:
– coding environment and good code practices,
– version control and collaborative development,
– Python packaging,
– scientific libraries for data science and analysis and machine learning.

A Slack community for the school will be available for communication between participants, to ask questions to tutors, amongst others.

The school is held as a continuation of the Asterics/Obelics summer schools (2017 edition, 2018 edition, 2019 edition).

Should you have any question please do not hesitate to write us.

Thank you!

With best regards,

Thomas Vuillaume and Mathilde Hubert, on behalf of the organizing committee.… continue to the full article

Read more

Online workshop “Sub-second structures in low frequency solar radio observations”, March 30-April 1st

The workshop focusing on sub-second solar radio burst structures at low frequencies that was previously scheduled at the University of Glasgow, UK, from 8-9 April 2020, and cancelled due to the pandemic, will be held online from 30 March to 1st April 2021.

More information on the structure and requirements for this workshop, as well as the registration form, can be accessed via the workshop’s dedicated website:

https://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/~sophie/radioworkshop

During the workshop, certain key topics will be introduced and fully-processed LOFAR data will be provided to attendees to analyse during hands-on sessions.

The aim is to focus on previously-unpublished, intriguing fine structures observed in LOFAR spectra.

To register your interest, please fill in the registration form by 22 March 2021.

For any questions, please contact Sophie Musset at sophie.musset@glasgow.ac.uk

https://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/~sophie/radioworkshopcontinue to the full article

Read more

Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics 2021: Fluid dynamics of the Sun and Stars.

Applications for the 2021 Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics are now open (deadline for students February 19th).

The Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics normally runs for six weeks every summer in alternance between various institutions world-wide and UC Santa Cruz. It involves up to 15 established faculty and 15 graduate students, as well as additional postdoctoral and senior scientists who contribute to the supervision of the research students.

The 2021 Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics will be an online program organized by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Goettingen, Germany, from 7 June to 16 July 2021, on the topic of Fluid dynamics of the Sun and Stars. The 2021 program (carried over from 2020) will be directed by Aaron Birch. The introductory lectures will be given by Aaron Birch, Matthew Browning, and Michel Rieutord.

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 introductory lectures by invited faculty and short contributed presentations. In the five following weeks, the students are teamed with the senior participants and are expected to make significant progress on their selected research project. During that time, the program hosts one seminar per day, 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.

We are currently taking applications from PhD students who started research on their thesis at least one year ago, postdocs and faculty to attend the program. Student applications are due February 19th, and faculty and postdoc applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

For the latest information and online application forms, please see https://kspa.soe.ucsc.edu/2020

https://kspa.soe.ucsc.edu/2020continue to the full article

Read more

Second announcement of the Solar Orbiter school at Ecole de Physique des Houches (France)

We are pleased to announce that pre-registration for the Solar Orbiter school at Ecole de Physique des Houches (April 6th-9th 2021) is now open at https://solarorbiter.sciencesconf.org .

While we are still facing an on-going worldwide pandemic, the conference center may open but only to a very limited amount of participants. Furthermore, different situations from different locations in the world may mean that international travels will not be possible at the time the school will be held. Therefore, we will provide a live access to the online lectures/hands-on sessions/presentations as well. We therefore request interested participants (for both on-site and remote participants) to register online, to assess the interest in the community (note that registration for remote participation will be capped to allow proper online interactions).

While we monitor the situation, the current calendar is as follows: pre-registration on the website will close on January 31st, 2021. Applicants will be notified early March, 2021 at the latest.

For more information about the program and updates, please see the website.

Contact: solarorbiter@sciencesconf.org

https://solarorbiter.sciencesconf.org/continue to the full article

Read more

First announcement of the Solar Orbiter school at Ecole de Physique des Houches (France)

First announcement of the Solar Orbiter school at Ecole de Physique des Houches (France)

We are pleased to announce that we are organising a school dedicated to Solar Orbiter, to be held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, April 6th-9th (2021).

Overview and objectives:

The exploitation of the ESA Solar Orbiter mission will shape the activity of the international heliophysics community for the years to come. Its success will depend on our ability to combine in situ and remote sensing data. This school held in the French Alps, will provide training to young scientists in using the extremely various datasets and the tools specifically developed to analyze them. It targets an international audience primarily composed of PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers.

It will provide short presentations of the mission instruments and first results, hands-on activities for data analyses, as well as sessions for presentation by students. The school is organised by the French community, but is open to everyone.

While we are still facing an on-going worldwide pandemic, the conference center may open but only to a very limited amount of participants. Furthermore, different situations from different locations in the world may mean that international travels will not be possible at the time the school will be held. Therefore, we will provide a live access to the online lectures/hands-on sessions/presentations as well. We will need interested participants (for both on-site and remote participants) to register online, to assess the interest in the community (note that registration for remote participation will be capped to allow proper online interactions).

While we monitor the situation, the current calendar is as follows: pre-registrations will open on December 15th, 2020 on the school website and will close on January 31st, 2021. Applicants will be notified early March, 2021 at the latest.

For more information about the program and updates see:
https://solarorbiter.sciencesconf.org

Scientific and local organising committee:

Miho Janvier (IAS)

Matthieu Kretzschmar (LPC2E)

Nicolas André (IRAP)

Frédéric Auchère (IAS)

Éric Buchlin (IAS)

Vincent Génot (IRAP)

Alexis Rouillard (IRAP)

Contact: solarorbiter@sciencesconf.org

https://solarorbiter.sciencesconf.org/continue to the full article

Read more

STFC-funded summer school on Solar-Stellar Connection

Registration is now open for an STFC-funded summer school on the Solar-Stellar Connection.

The summer school will run online between 14th-18th September 2020. Registration is free and the deadline to register is 31st August 2020.

More details can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/stellar_school

Our summer school aims to cover topics from solar and stellar interiors, through solar/stellar atmospheres, and out into interplanetary space and the interactions between stars and planets.

The schedule can be found here: https://warwick.ac.uk/stellar_school/schedule

For more information contact Anne-Marie Broomhall: a-m.broomhall@warwick.ac.uk

warwick.ac.uk/stellar_schoolcontinue to the full article

Read more

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2020

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/astronomy/stfc-intro-2020/index.aspx

Registration for this year’s introductory School, which will be delivered online, is now open. To register, please visit:
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/astronomy/stfc-intro-2020/registration.aspx

Registration is free for all delegates.

The School will provide young researchers with introductory lectures covering the key areas and latest results from across the discipline, with core content agreed by the UK Solar Physics (UKSP) and Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial (MIST) communities. Additional material and added-value content beyond the core subjects will this year focus on two areas: first, the new opportunities afforded by the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and advanced statistical analysis techniques; and second, a session on the “solar-stellar connection” and the importance of solar-system studies in a wider context (e.g. for the characterisation and study of exoplanets).

Details of the programme may be found at:
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/astronomy/stfc-intro-2020/programme.aspx

Contact information is at:
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/physics/astronomy/stfc-intro-2020/contact.aspx

Bill Chaplin, on behalf of the LOC
(w.j.chaplin@bham.ac.uk)… continue to the full article

Read more

Online Summer School for Time Domain Science – Applications now being accepted, deadline 1st July 2020

Online Summer School for Time Domain Science

Applications are now being accepted for the online GROWTH astronomy school “The Dynamic Universe at all Wavelengths”. The school will include live webinars and interactive virtual workshops scheduled on Aug 17-21, 2020.

This school is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students with strong research interests in time-domain astronomy.

Selected candidates will be introduced to a wide range of observational techniques and data analysis tools for transient follow up at X-ray, UV, optical, infrared and radio wavelengths.

The 5-day program will engage students via live webinars (lectures and discussions) that introduce a topic, followed by live interactive workshops during which students will work with Python notebooks and data from observatories from around the world.

To learn more and apply, go to http://growth.caltech.edu/growth-school-2020.html

The application deadline is July 1st, 2020.

The educational resources from previous GROWTH schools are available on our website at http://growth.caltech.edu/astronomy-school.html .

GROWTH (http://growth.caltech.edu: Global Relay of Observatories Watching Transients Happen) is an international collaboration in astronomy led by Caltech that conducts frontier research in time-domain astronomy.

Questions can be sent to growth.astro.school@gmail.com

http://growth.caltech.edu/growth-school-2020.htmlcontinue to the full article

Read more