The Sun is our closest and most well studied celestial object. From the beginnings
of human civilizations, the Sun has played a major role in their development, and
in the rituals and customs that can still be perceived in
the modern world. Unprecedented advances and new missions have revealed the real complexity of the Sun. New missions like
SDO, SolarProbe Plus and other satellite missions (RHESSI, SOHO, TRACE, YOHKOH, etc.) provide
information that may help to unveil the secrets of our
The Observatorio Astronomico Nacional and the Universidal Nacional de Colombia organises an
International Summer School in Solar Physics, with the
purpose of promoting the solar research in Colombia and help in the personal development of postgraduate students
and young postdocs in this area from other countries.
The International Summer School is intended to provide an advanced training in the field of
solar physics to last year ungraduate students who are willing to write their final work in
any area of solar physics, postgraduate students, and young post-docs having already some
initial work in the fields of solar physics.
Information on lectures and course activities
The school covers a wide field of solar physics, begining with introductory notions of
stellar structure, radiative transfer, emission mechanisms. The school will have
advanced introductions to the helioseismology, solar atmospheric structures,
coronal heating, solar flares, CMEs and the interactions of solar particles and radiation with the magnetic field of the Sun.
Ground and space-based observational techniques and atomic processes will also be covered.
Provide to the student an overview of the Sun as a main sequence's star and its
observable phenomenology. The first week of the School will provide a general
review of stelar structure, physical processes, and a introduction to IDL and SolarSoft.
During the second and third week, an advaced overview of the Sun will begin, starting in
the interior of the Sun and ending in the solar wind. There will be sessions providing
a more detailed review of solar instrumentation and observational technique of solar
interior and atmosphere processes.
There are opportunities for short presentations by the students. A final group project will be
given to the student with a presentation on the last day of the school. There will be plenty
of time provided for formal or informal discussions with the lecturers and
There will be a Conference Dinner and an Excursion. For more details on the lectures,
time table and social activities see the programme pages.
If you want access to some form of financial aid to cover
the cost of the course and/or some financial support for
lodging during the school please let us know it send us an
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All lectures and presentations of the summer scholl will
be in Observatorio Astronomico Nacional located in
the campus of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, providing
excellent facilities for the School. See map.
Accommodation for all accepted participants will be arranged, for the period of the entire course, at Hotels nearby the campus. The hotels are within close walking distance to amenities and close to the city centre.
Application to participate
All interested applicants have to apply through the Registration pages. For a valid registration applicants have to fill in the
and arrange a
Reference Letter by their supervisor.
The Reference Letter must be sent via the provided
webform to the Cordinator of the School (Benjamín Calvo-Mozo)
within two working days after an application is filed off.
Please send in the e-mail subject the next text: Solar School
Application and your last name. Unfortunately we do not have the
capacity of chasing references on behalf of an application made. Applications not
supplemented by a Reference Letter within two working days will be automatically discarded
and removed from our data base without any further notice.
We encourage postgraduate students and PDRAs to make applications from Colombia or from
anywhere in the world.
For further details on the application procedure,
deadlines, etc. visit the Registration