STFC Introductory Course in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2021


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.

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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:

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