Jan. 25, 2016. 4th SOLARNET School on Solar MHD and Magnetic Reconnection Theory

The 4th SOLARNET School on Solar MHD and Magnetic Reconnection Theory will be hosted by University College London/Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the UK from 13-19 April 2016.  Topics will include MHD waves and instabilities, kinetic processes in MHD, 3-D reconnection, particle acceleration and transport.  The school will be followed by a workshop from 20 - 22 April 2016 on Solar Eruptive Events: Observations and Modelling.  Both events are open to PhD students and early career researchers.  Registration deadline for the SOLARNET Summer School is 11 March 2016 and the financial support deadline is 26 February 2016.

Details of the scientific program and registration process can be found at 4th SOLARNET School and Workshop

Dec. 16, 2015. TAS Announcement of Opportunity Open. DEADLINE: January 20, 2016

Observing time at Solar European Facilities (SOLARNET and ITP)

The SOLARNET Project and the International Time Programm (ITP) have launched the CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2016.

SOLARNET and ITP invite proposals for 2016 observing time in the Canary Islands solar telescopes SST, GREGOR, and VTT, as well as in the European instruments IBIS and ROSA installed at DST/NSO.

SOLARNET support includes travel and subsistence grants for observing campaigns, as well as help to PIs for data reduction.

Detailed information about eligibility criteria, how to apply, travel and subsistence grant, and allowable costs at SOLARNET Transnational Access and Service Programe (TAS).

Deadline: January 20th, 2016.

See the announcement at SOLARNET and ITP Call for Proposals 2016.

Oct. 9, 2015. New EST brochure!

The SOLARNET Project Office has coodinated the publication of a new brochure aimed at informing different audiences about the European Solar Telescope (EST).

Click here to see and/or download the EST brochure:

The European Solar Telescope: Understanding our active Sun

Sep. 15, 2015. Call for applications in 2015 - IMPRS "Solar System School"

Call for applications 2015

The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2015.

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.

Important dates:

2015 October 1
Online application opens
2015 November 15 Application deadline
2015 November 20 Recommendation letters due
2016 Feb 29-Mar 4 Interview week
2016 May Notification of all applicants
2016 September Start of new academic year

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




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