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