Category: Summer Schools

UPDATE: STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2020 will be an ONLINE meeting

This year’s STFC Introductory Summer School will be an online meeting.

It was due take place in Birmingham from 24 – 28 August. However, owing to COVID-19, an in-person meeting is no longer possible (University restrictions mean we can no longer run face-to-face conferences/events at that time). Having consulted with STFC, we are therefore switching to online delivery. Whilst the change is far from ideal, it will ensure this year’s cohort of new PhD students do not miss out entirely. We will do our best to maintain the interactive and mixing/networking elements that are such an important part of the School.

We will provide further details soon, including the full programme of lectures, how to register, and information on the platform for delivery.

Registration will be free for all delegates, and will open in early June.

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SOLARNET school “High-Resolution Solar Physics”

SOLARNET school “High-resolution Solar Physics”
Date & Venue: August 31 – September 4, 2020 at Institute of Physics, University of Graz, Univ.-Platz 5 8010 Graz, Austria

The Sun is the only star where fine structures down to sizes below 100 km can be observed directly. Numerical simulations of the dynamics of the solar convection zone and the photosphere have shown that processes at these small scales (and even smaller) are essential to understand the complex phenomena of solar activity like sunspots, chromospheric heating, flares etc. This School, therefore, intends to provide the students an up-to-date knowledge on observational and theoretical aspects of high-resolution solar physics by lectures on:

– Instrumentation for high-resolution solar physics
– High-resolution observations of the solar photosphere
– Spectropolarimetry and the photosphere-chromosphere connection
– Solar oscillations and wave phenomena
– High spatial and spectral observation of stars
– DKIST – A new high-resolution solar telescope

Besides the lectures, there will be space for own contributions and students are strongly encouraged to give short presentations of their research work. We expect students that are working on their thesis or young postdocs.

The total number of participants is limited to 25. Please register and specify
(i) why you think you should be ranked among the first 25 candidates,
(ii) if you need free accommodation.

Registration is open from March 1 to April 30, 2020.

More information on the school and the registration form are available at:
https://solarnet-project.eu/High-Resolution-Solar-Physics

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SOLARNET school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations”

Date & Venue: March 23-27, 2020 at UCL – Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Dorking, UK)

The school aims towards the introducing the approaches and analysis methods needed to successfully combine space and ground-based observations of the solar atmosphere from the photosphere to the corona, to provide a complete understanding of the underlying physical processes occurring in a range of different solar phenomena.

To apply for the SOLARNET school, please send to g.valori@ucl.ac.uk no later that February 25, 2020
• a one-page CV
• a brief statement of interest (max. 1/2 page) indicating your field of research and why you want to participate in the school.
More information on programme schedule, student support, etc is available at: https://solarnet-project.eu/A-holistic-view-of-the-solar-atmosphere

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SOLARNET school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations”

Date & Venue: March 23-27, 2020 at UCL – Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Dorking, UK)

The school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations” has for a goal to provide an introduction to the approaches and analysis methods needed to successfully combine space and ground-based observations of the solar atmosphere from the photosphere to the corona, in order to a complete view of the underlying physical processes at work in a range of different solar phenomena.

To apply for the SOLARNET school, please send to g.valori@ucl.ac.uk no later that February 25, 2020
• a one-page CV
• a brief statement of interest (max. 1/2 page) indicating your field of research and why you want to participate in the school.

More information on programme schedule, student support, etc is available at: https://solarnet-project.eu/A-holistic-view-of-the-solar-atmosphere

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THE KAVLI SUMMER PROGRAM IN ASTROPHYSICS

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.

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SOLARNET school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations“

The SOLARNET school “A holistic view of the solar atmosphere – combining space and ground-based observations” has for a goal to provide an introduction to the approaches and analysis methods needed to successfully combine space and ground-based observations of the solar the atmosphere from the photosphere to the corona, in order to a complete view of the underlying physical processes at work in a range of different solar phenomena.

Date, Venue: March 23-27, 2020 at UCL – Mullard Space Science Laboratory (Dorking, UK)

Application process: To apply for the SOLARNET school, please send to g.valori@ucl.ac.uk no later than February 25, 2020
a one-page CV and a brief statement of interest (max. 1/2 page) indicating your field of research and why you want to participate in the school.

More information: https://solarnet-project.eu/Schools

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Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School

The Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School is accepting applications for its 2020 session to be held (June 1 – July 31, 2020). Sponsored by the Center for Space and Earth Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), this summer school brings together top space science graduate students and LANL space scientists to work on challenging space weather research. Students receive a prestigious Vela Fellowship (worth $10,000 to cover travel and living
expenses), technical training, and opportunities for professional development.

Lectures:
The lectures will be composed of three main themes. The first part will be an overview of basic space physics concepts geared towards understanding how the magnetosphere works and how it is driven. The second part will use modeling tools to explore the same concepts in a more quantitative way, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of available models. The final part of the lectures will bring these concepts together to explore how new space missions could be devised to help resolve longstanding scientific questions. Lectures will be coordinated with “labs” to get more hands-on experience. Space data analysis and modeling will be the main themes of the labs.

Research projects:
The unique aspect of the Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School is its emphasis on scientific research projects. Students team up with LANL mentors to work on unresolved scientific problems in space physics. LANL is engaged in a wide variety of space-physics activities and offers a host of exciting research projects (see webpage for a list of current and past projects.) Students are also encouraged to propose their own ideas, which might include topics from their PhD thesis. In the past, many of the Summer School projects have led to presentations at major international conferences and, in some cases, to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Students:
Open to U.S. and foreign graduate students currently enrolled in PhD programs in space physics, planetary science, aerospace engineering, or related fields.

See website at http://swx-school.lanl.gov for more details.

Mike Henderson
ISR-1, Los Alamos National Laboratory
mghenderson@lanl.gov
1 (505) 665-7425

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NASA’s “Living with a Star” Heliophysics Summer School

2020 Theme: Explosive Space Weather Events and their Impacts
July 14 – 21, 2020 – Boulder, Colorado
Application Deadline: February 21, 2020

We welcome you to apply for the 2020 NASA Heliophysics Summer School. We are seeking advanced graduate students, as well as post-doctoral students, who have completed some research in the area of space physics or related fields. You will learn about the intriguing science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches in space from the Earth’s troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from the formation of the solar system to the distant future.

The 2020 Summer School will follow a core set of lectures on the heliophysics system including the Sun, solar wind, planetary magnetospheres and the ionosphere/ atmospheres. Lectures will focus on the physics of explosive events such as solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and geomagnetic storms and their potential impacts. Lab activities and professional development opportunities will also be included.

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1st Artificial Intelligence Data Analysis (AIDA) School for Heliophysicists

1st Artificial Intelligence Data Analysis (AIDA) School for Heliophysicists

When: MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2020 (ALL DAY) TO WEDNESDAY, 22 JANUARY 2020 (ALL DAY)

Where: CINECA – BOLOGNA OFFICES

Registration: OPEN at https://eventi.cineca.it/en/node/1645/register
Deadline for registration is NOVEMBER 29TH 2019.

The number of participants for each edition is limited. Applicants will be selected according to their experience, qualifications and scientific interest BASED ON WHAT WRITTEN IN THE REGISTRATION FORM.

Attendance is free.

This course will be held in ENGLISH.

Coordinators: G.Lapenta, F. Delli Ponti, J.Amaya
Teachers: Morris Reidl (Jülich Supercomputer Center/ University of Iceland), Geert Jan Bex (Flanders Supercomputer Center), Peter Wintoft (Swedish Institute of Space Physics), AIDA consortium members.

Description:
AIDA (http://aida-space.eu/) is an European Commission Horizon 2020 project. Its goal is to encourage the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning for the analysis of heliophysics data. We bring together the best european space scientists working in spacecraft observations, simulations, High Performance Computing and machine learning.
The main objective of this school is to introduce the european heliophysics community to the domain of machine learning and data analysis.

Skills:
By the end of the course each student should learn:
Basics of machine learning: supervised, unsupervised learning, neural networks
Space data gathering, handling and processing
What modern techniques are used in the domain of space physics
What modern techniques are used in other applications outside physics

Target Audience:
The school is oriented towards established scientists, postdoctoral researchers, phd students and master students in space physics, with an interest in data analysis, who want to learn the basics of machine learning, and find inspiration to apply such techniques to their own research.

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Registration Open: STFC Advanced Summer School in Solar System Plasmas (2019)

STFC Advanced Summer School in Solar System Plasmas (2019)

Department of Physics, Lancaster University

Sunday 1st September – Friday 6th September 2019

 

Registration is now open.

 

The 2019 STFC-funded Advanced Summer School will be hosted by the Space and Planetary Physics Group in the Department of Physics at Lancaster University. The programme consists of core lectures in Space Plasma Physics and Solar Physics alongside more specialised topics and is aimed at second- and third-year PhD students. The advanced summer school is designed to consolidate understanding gained in the STFC Introductory Summer School, and to place research in a broader thematic context, as well as providing an opportunity for PhD students to network with their peers and share experiences. Full funding will be available for up to 27 STFC-supported and self-funded PhD students; priority is given to STFC-supported students and free self-funded places are only confirmed after the close of registration. Non-STFC-funded students and PDRAs are welcome to attend subject to a registration fee.

 

A link to the registration page, and further details, are available on the summer school website (http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/solar-system-plasmas-2019/) and please also feel free to connect with the summer school Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2208042325884303/). In the meantime, please feel free to email us at stfcadvsummerschool2019@lancaster.ac.uk if you have any questions. Registration closes on Friday 9 August 2019.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Lancaster in September.

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