IV SOLARNET Meeting is taking place in Lanzarote, Canary Islands (16-20 January 2017)

The IV SOLARNET Meeting "The physics of the Sun from the interior to the outer atmosphere" in taking place in Arrecife, Lanzarote (16-20 January 2017), organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).

Aimed at providing a coherent picture of the Sun as a single physical system, researchers from 22 countries are participating in the meeting. Graduate students and early-career postdocs are also attending the meeting and presenting their contribution and taking advantage of the opportunity to meet and discuss with their more senior colleagues. 

This conference is expected:

1) To provide a forum to discuss recent advances in the study of the solar interior, solar dynamics and dynamo, mechanisms of sunspot and active regions formation, and links between the subsurface dynamics, flaring and CME activity.

2) To identify the new problems in the study of the solar interior and atmosphere, and of the solar dynamics and magnetism.

3) To foster collaborations between researchers working at the study of the Sun’s interior and solar atmosphere and to create synergies between solar research programs at different wavelength bands.

More details at http://www.iac.es/congreso/solarnet-4meeting/




Dec. 27, 2016: EST Moves Forward to the Preparatory Phase.

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The Preparatory Phase of the European Solar Telescope (PRE-EST) has recently been approved under the H2020 framework programme. This 4-years project involves 23 research institutions from 16 countries. The main objective of the EST Preparatory Phase is to provide both, the international consortium and the national funding agencies, with a detailed plan for the implementation of the European Solar Telescope. This will allow them to make decisions, to address organisational and technical issues, as well as to clearly define and precise cost estimates and risks, among other critical aspects. Moreover, the present project will lead the detailed design of EST and key project elements to the required level of definition and validation.The project will officially starts next April 2017.

Sep. 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"




Sep. 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!

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