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"  




Sep. 8, 2015. Invitation for EST Hearing - ESFRI 2016 Roadmap Update.

Following the submission of the European Solar Telescope (EST) project to the ESFRI Roadmap 2016 and the eligibility check, the EST project has been invited to an ESFRI Hearing in order to respond to the questions raised during the initial evaluation of the research infrastructure project.

Dr. Manuel Collados Vera (IAC/Spain, EST Coordinator), Prof. Oskar von del Lühe (KIS/Germany) and Prof. Mats Carlsson (Oslo University/Norway) will participate in the aforementioned Hearing (Brussels, September 8th, 2015) representing the European solar Physics community involved in the EST. The questions which require clarifications are both at a scientific and management level.

ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach.


Aug. 31, 2015. The 3rd SOLARNET / 7th HELAS / SpaceInn International Conference started in Freiburg, Germany.

Conference Programme Flyer

 The 3rd SOLARNET / 7th HELAS / SpaceInn international conference "The Sun, the stars, and Solar-stellar relations" has started today in Freiburg (Germany) organized by the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS).

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the latest questions and results in solar and stellar physics. Solar and stellar seismology is one particular focus but contributions on all aspects of solar-stellar relations will be also adressed.

Researchers from more than 20 countries are participating in the conference.

See more details at SOLARNET III / HELAS VII / SpaceInn Conference



July 15, 2015. SOLARNET Announcement of Oportunity: Mobility of Young Researchers. DEADLINE: September 15, 2015.

The SOLARNET Mobility of Young Researchers Programme is pleased to inform all solar Physics community that the VI Call for Proposal is officially open.

All proposals received prior to September 15th will be considered by the Mobility Evaluation Committee for the period January 1st - June 30th 2016.

The Mobility Evaluation Committee will evaluate all submitted applications, and will select two of them for supporting travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

The selection of the granted proposals will be announced on September 30th.

More details at

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