Category: Summer Schools

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

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



Registration: OPEN at
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.

AIDA ( 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.

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 ( and please also feel free to connect with the summer school Facebook event ( In the meantime, please feel free to email us at if you have any questions. Registration closes on Friday 9 August 2019.


We look forward to welcoming you to Lancaster in September.

Local Organising Committee: Chris Arridge, Licia Ray, Maria Walach, Joe Kinrade… continue to the full article

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STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School, 26th – 30th of August 2019, Aberystwyth University

This school will provide a broad introduction of the latest scientific issues in Solar System plasma research, including the current challenges that drive research in this field. As well as the core subjects presented by leading experts, there are specialist sessions on new missions, new ground-based telescopes, and high-performance computing. Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon for registration. Formal activities will run from Monday to Friday, with an excursion planned for Wednesday afternoon. Looking forward to welcoming you to Aberystwyth ISSP19 in August! to the full article

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Call accouncement – SOLARNET Summer School for Solar Observers – A week above the clouds

Dear Colleagues,

We want to draw your attention towards the *SOLARNET Summer School for Solar Observers – A week above the clouds* which will be held at the Observatorio del Teide in August 5-9, 2019.

Our purpose is to instruct students and young postdocs in the capabilities and operation of the German solar facilities at the observatory, by giving them the opportunity to

– run real observations at GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe

– calibrate data by learning how to use the existing data pipelines, Python and deep learning techniques

– learn how to complement ground-based observations with space-based observations

– experience the observers’ life up the mountain for a week

through different lectures and experimental activities (programme in SOLARNET webpage available soon).


Due to restrictions in accommodation, the number of participants is limited to 12.

To register, please send an email to with a brief statement of interest indicating your field of research and why you want to participate in the school.

Registration deadline: June 15, 2019.


We kindly ask you to circulate this announcement among your students/young researchers interested in participating in this event.

Best Regards,

Nazaret Bello González & Rolf Schlichenmaier… continue to the full article

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Winter School in Computational Fluid Dynamics in Astrophysics

The XXXI edition of the Canary Islands Winter School in Astrophysics is dedicated to the Computational fluid dynamics in astrophysics (La Laguna, Tenerife, 19-28 November 2019). The intention of the school is to provide an overview of modern applications of the CFD simulations in the large range of astrophysical regimes (from the solar and stellar interior and atmosphere, the compact objects, the stellar and planetary simulations, to the ISM and galaxies). Full information about the school is available at

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Second announcement of the 2019 Les Houches School on Plasma Physics


Dates and location: May 13-24 2019, Les Houches, France.

We are pleased to inform you of the opening of the pre-registration for the 2019 Les Houches School on Plasma Physics. The pre-registration will close on 15th February 2019. The conference center in Les Houches can accommodate up to 46 participants, and the selected attendees will be notified at the beginning of March.

Overview and objectives:

This two-week school held in the French Alps focuses on plasma physics and its manifestations in laboratory experiments, space environment and in astrophysics. It targets an international audience primarily composed of PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers. The objective is to introduce the participants to a wide range of fundamental aspects of plasma physics, as well as to the state-of-the-art in many of the sub-disciplines. The school will feature blackboard-style lectures, hands-on activities, talks on latest research, presentation by students, as well as group work such as journal clubs and social activities. This school is the latest of a series of programs held every two years since 2011 at the Les Houches School of Physics on similar topics (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).

For more information about the program and updates see:

Confirmed Lecturers:

Troy Carter (UCLA, USA)
Benoît Cerutti (CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
Christopher Chen (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Andrea Ciardi (Sorbonne Université, France)
Mickaël Grech (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Thomas Grismayer (IPFN Portugal)
Per Helander (IPP, Germany)
Emmanuel d’Humières (Université de Bordeaux, France)
Karine Issautier (CNRS & Observatoire de Paris, France)
Miho Janvier (Université Paris-Sud, France)
Kumiko Kotera (CNRS & Sorbonne Université, France)
Matthew Kunz (Princeton University, USA)
Henrik Latter (University of Cambridge, UK)
Sergei Lebedev (Imperial College London, UK)
Nuno Loureiro (MIT, USA)
Andrea Mignone (University of Torino, Italy)
Paolo Ricci (EPFL, Switzerland)
François Rincon (CNRS & Université Paul Sabatier, France)
Alexander Schekochihin (University of Oxford, UK)
Anatoly Spitkovsky (Princeton University, USA)
Hendrik Spruit (MPIA Garching, Germany)
Tommaso Vinci (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Philippe Zarka (CNRS & Observatoire de Paris, France)
Ellen Zweibel (Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Scientific and local organising committee:

Benoît Cerutti (CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
Andrea Ciardi (Sorbonne Université, France)
Emmanuel d’Humières (Université de Bordeaux, France)
Miho Janvier (Université Paris-Sud, France)
Nuno Loureiro (MIT, USA)


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STFC Advanced Summer School – last call for registrations

We still have a small number of places available on the STFC Advanced Summer School, including a couple of free places for STFC-funded or self-funded PhD students. The school covers all areas of MIST and UKSP science, and is being held at the University of Southampton from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th September. It is ideally suited to students who are starting, or are in, their 2nd or 3rd year.

Registration closes at the end of next week (Friday 24th August), but if there are any students who are interested but have not yet registered, please can I encourage them to do so as soon as possible (particularly if they are applying for one of the remaining free STFC/self-funded places, which will be allocated first come, first served).

Further information is available at Please send any enquiries to this address (

Many thanks,

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STFC Introductory Summer School for Research Computing – reminder

The E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull is hosting the STFC Introductory Summer School for Research Computing in Solar Physics and Astronomy from 2nd to 7th September 2018.

The Summer School is aimed at (but not restricted to) PhD students in astrophysics and solar physics. We will use the Python language, which is fast becoming the de facto standard in scientific computing, particularly in astronomy and space physics. Python’s simple, readable syntax and thriving developer community make it an excellent choice of first language for beginners. However, the principles we will be teaching are language-agnostic and will give the students a good understanding of how to develop and maintain high-quality software in any language. This summer school will consist mostly of practical sessions, allowing the students to quickly put into use the concepts they are being taught. This will be combined with a number of invited talks and specialist sessions. The programme is available here

Aside from the taught programme there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising with other students and lecturers with an ice breaker event (Sunday) and conference dinner (Thursday), and an excursion.

There are fully-funded places available for STFC- and self-funded PhD students. Non-STFC PhD students and PDRAs are welcome to attend but will have to pay a registration fee. To register, please complete the following short questionnaire

The deadline for applications is July 13, 2018. Please contact Dr Sergei Zharkov ( if you have any questions.… continue to the full article

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Reminder: STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2018 (ISSP18): 27 – 31 August 2018

A reminder that the STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2018 (ISSP18) is open for registration.

To secure their place, we welcome early registrations from students whose offer of a PhD position is conditional on their final degree result and registrations from self-supported students, who are eligible for any fully-funded positions remaining on the course after the registration deadline.

STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2018 (ISSP18)
27 – 31 August 2018
University of Exeter

The 2018 STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School will be hosted by the Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter. The School programme consists of Core Material and more Specialised Topics reflecting local Exeter activities (e.g. specialist lecture on space weather forecasting from the Met Office). It is suitable for incoming PhD students.

Registration opens on 1st of June, until 15th of July 2018. Details of how to register will be made available on the School’s website:

Full funding is available for up to 20 STFC (or self-supported) PhD students. These places will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Non-STFC students are welcome to attend subject to a conference fee.

Contact: Dr Claire Foullon (Course director) and Dr Emma Clarke (Secretariat)
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STFC Advanced Summer School 2018

Dear MIST and UKSP colleagues,

It is a pleasure to announce that the 2018 STFC Advanced Summer School covering Solar System Plasma Physics will be held at the University of Southampton from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th September 2018.

The school is ideally suited to 2nd and 3rd year PhD students, as it will build on the topics covered at previous years’ introductory schools. We have a limited number of free spaces for STFC-supported and self-supported students; however, PhD students supported by other funders and postdocs are also very welcome, subject to a registration fee.

Registration is now open – further details are available at

Registration will be available until Friday 24th August, but we ask that STFC/self-funded students wishing to register for the free places do so by Friday 29th June. At that point, the free places will be allocated; any remaining free places at that point will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.

If you have any queries about the summer school, please contact us at

Many thanks,

Rob Fear (Course director) to the full article

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