September 9, 2016: IMPRS Solar System School - Call for applications for PhD Positions - Deadline: 15 November 2016.

Call for applications 2016

The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2016.

The Solar System School is open to students from all countries and offers an international three-year PhD program in an exceptional research environment with state-of-the-art facilities on the Göttingen Campus.

Successful applicants will be offered a three-year doctoral support contract as well as postdoc wrap-up funding.

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen (Solar System School) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. It is jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Göttingen.

Research at the MPS covers three main areas:

  • Sun and Heliosphere
  • Solar and Stellar Interiors
  • Planets and Comets

Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the renowned University of Göttingen or, if they choose, another university.

More details on this formation opportunity at IMPRS "Solar System School"




September 2, 2016: The 5th SOLARNET Workshop finished today at Queen's University Belfast.

The SOLARNET 5th Workshop Heating in the Solar Atmosphere has been closed today at QUB.

The meeting was attended by 48 researchers from 13 different countries (UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain, USA, Algeria, Georgia, India, Bulgaria). Twenty three attended were early career researchers and fifteen attendees were women.

Coffee was accompanied by the SOLARNET cupcakes!

August 31, 2016: The 5th SOLARNET Workshop is taking place at Queen's University Belfast.

Queen's University Belfast is hosting the 5th SOLARNET Workshop Heating in the Solar Atmosphere from Wednesday the 31st of August to Friday the 2nd of September with the following  invited speaker:

  • Nazaret Bello González, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS), Germany
  • Gianna Cauzzi, Istituto Nazionale Di Astrofisica (INAF) Arcetri, Italy
  • Richard Morton, Northumbria University, UK
  • David Pascoe, The University of Warwick, UK
  • Krishna Prasad, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Ioannis Kourakis, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • Alex Russell, The University of Dundee, UK
  • Dominik Utz, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium
  • Penny Wu, The University of Delaware, USA
    Nazaet Bello González (KIS) presented some exciting results on sunspot oscillations:

The observations were obtained by ROSA and IBIS during the SOLARNET Service Mode programme at the Dunn Solar Telescope


August 25, 2016: The 5th SOLARNET School started today at Queen's University Belfast.

The 5th SOLARNET School "Waves and Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere" started today at Queen's University Belfast, UK. The school will run from Thursday the 25th of August to Tuesday the 30th inclusive.

There are 25 early career researchers from 10 different countries (UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, USA, Algeria, Georgia) attending the School. All of them received partial funding by SOLARNET. Eleven attendees are women out of the 25.

The 5th SOLARNET school will provide students and early-career researchers with a solid foundation in a range of topics related to the theme of Waves and Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere. The primary topics covered in the Sschool therefore are:

  1. MHD waves and instabilities throughout the atmosphere.
  2. Observations and techniques.
  3. MHD Simulations.
  4. Helioseismology.

The School wiill be followed by the Workshop “Heating in the Solar Atmosphere” that will run from Wednesday the 31st of August until lunchtime on Friday the 2nd of September.

More details at 5th SOLARNET School.

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