STFC Introductory Solar System Plasmas Summer School 2019 (ISSP19)

26th - 30th of August 2019

This school will provide a broad introduction of the latest scientific issues in Solar System plasma research, including the current challenges that drive research in this field. As well as the core subjects presented by leading experts, there are specialist sessions on new missions, new ground-based telescopes, and high-performance computing. Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon for registration. Formal activities will run from Monday to Friday, with an excursion planned for Wednesday afternoon. Looking forward to welcoming you to Aberystwyth ISSP19 in August!

The University & Research Group

On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, Aberystwyth is a small, friendly community. The University was established in 1872, and has a high reputation for teaching excellence and exceptional student experience. Physics and Astronomy have been taught and researched at Aberystwyth since the University was established.

The Solar System Physics (SSP) group has a long heritage of pioneering research including radio observations of the ionosphere and solar wind, planetary, and solar physics. Currently, the group specialises in the development of image processing, data analysis and modelling tools for solar, heliospheric, planetary and magnetospheric observations.

Registration

Registration is now open for ISSP19. Please complete the online registration form by clicking on the link:

STFC Introductory Solar System Plasma Summer School 2019 - Registration

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email stfc-intro-2019@aber.ac.uk.

 

 

Schedule

STFC Introductory Solar System Plasma Summer School 2019

26-31 August, 2019, Aberystwyth University

Students should aim to arrive on the afternoon of Sunday 25th. Lectures end at 12:30 Friday, lunch will be provided. Students wishing to stay Friday evening should note this during registration.

All lectures will be at the Physics Department ground floor lecture room, Physics A, unless stated otherwise

Breakfasts and evening dinner at Tamed Da, unless stated otherwise. Buffet lunch & tea breaks at Physics Department reception (ground floor)

Each 1hr 30m lecture slot will have a mid-lecture 10m break

 

Sunday 25th August

18:00 - 19:00

Drinks & buffet, welcome & orientation.

 

Arts Center upper bar (tbc)

Monday 26th August

9:00 - 10:30

Intro to Plasma Physics

David Tsiklauri, QMUL

Physics A

11:00 - 12:30

The Solar Atmosphere

David Jess, QUB

Physics A

13:30 - 15:00

Spectral observations & radiative transfer

Mihalis Mathioudakis, QUB

Physics A

15:30 - 17:00

Ground-based telescopes & DKIST

David Kuridze, Aberystwyth

Physics A

18:30 - 20:00

Public Engagement

Brad Gibson, Hull

Arts Center upper bar (tbc)

Tuesday 27th August

9:00 - 10:30

Overview of the Solar System: Focus on Comets

Mark Bailey, Armagh

Physics A

11:00 - 12:30

Intro to MHD

Philippa Browning, Manchester

Physics A

13:30 - 15:00

MHD Waves & Instabilities

Erwin Verwichte, Warwick

Physics A

15:30 - 17:00

The Solar Interior

William Chaplin, Birmingham

Physics A

18:00 - 19:30

High-performance Computing (group A)

Colin Sauze, Aberystwyth 

Physics Part 1 Lab

 

Wednesday 28th August

9:00 - 10:30

Magnetic Reconnection

Gunnar Hornig, Dundee

Physics A

11:00 - 12:30

Future missions

David Long, MSSL

Physics A

Thursday 29th August

9:00 - 10:30

CMEs & the Solar Wind

Richard Harrison, RAL

Physics A

11:00 - 12:30

Solar variability & climate

Mike Lockwood, Reading

Physics A

13:30 - 15:00

The Ionosphere

Cathryn Mitchell, Bath

Physics A

15:30 - 17:00

The Mesosphere & Lower Thermosphere

Nick Mitchell, Bath

Physics A

18:00 - 19:30

High-performance Computing (group B)

Colin Sauze, Aberystwyth 

Physics Part 1 Lab

 

Friday 30th August

9:00 - 10:30

The Magnetosphere

Robert Fear, Southampton

Physics A

11:00 - 12:30

Solar Flares

Natasha Jeffrey, Glasgow

Physics A