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STFC Introductory Course in Solar and Solar-terrestrial Physics

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Northumbria University

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We are excited to announce that Northumbria University will play host for the STFC Introduction to Solar and Solar Terrestrial Physics Summer School.  

Whilst we organise the programme, we would like to encourage all students who have either started their PhD since the last summer school or who will be joining our community in September/October, or indeed any other interested parties, to register your interest below, to be held 21-26 August 2022 at Northumbria University in Newcastle.  

This school is free to attend for all STFC students, but we also offer places for non-STFC students at cost so please get in touch if you would like to come but are not STFC funded.

STFC has also given us funds to support those with caring or other responsibilities to ease difficulties in attending residential courses - please get in touch if this applies to you!

Please could you circulate the link to your students, colleagues and collaborators and encourage prospective attendees to fill it in by 30th June so that we can start to plan for numbers and book accommodation.

A preliminary scientific programme is outlined below, which will be delivered by a combination of local experts and academics across the country.

Preliminary Programme

Sunday August 21 

  • 14.00 – 18.00 Arrival and registration 
  • 18.00 –  Icebreaker Reception 

Monday August 22 

  • 09.15 – 09.30 Welcome and Logistics 
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Introduction to Plasma Physics (Core 1) 
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Break 
  • 11.00 – 12.00 MHD: Introduction (Core 2)  
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Break 
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Solar Interior and Helioseismology (Core 3) 
  • 15.00 – 16.00 Break and Ask me Anything 
  • 16.15 – 17.15 Good mental health during your PhD (Specialist 1) 

Tuesday August 23 

  • 09.30 – 10.30 MHD: Waves and instabilities (Core 4) 
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Break 
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Magnetic reconnection (Core 5)  
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Careers Talks (DSTL and others) 
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Introduction to the Solar Atmosphere (Core 6) 
  • 15.15 – 16.15 Break 
  • 16.15 – 17.15 CMEs, the Solar Wind and the Heliosphere (Core 7) 
  • 18:30 –        Excursion 

Wednesday August 24 

  • 09.30 – 10.30 Solar Variability and Climate (Core 11) 
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Break 
  • 11.00 – 12.00 Magnetosphere (Core 8) 
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Break 
  • 14:00 – 17.00 Hands on computing: Introductory Python coding (including 30 min break) 

Thursday August 25 

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Ionosphere (Core 9) 
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Break 
  • 11.00 – 12:00 Mesosphere and Thermosphere (Core 10) 
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch and Break 
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Specialist 3) including 30min break 
  • 18.30 –           Conference Dinner, in Sandyford Building  

Friday August 26 

  • 09:30 – 10:30 Planetary Plasma environments (Core 12) 
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Break 
  • 11:00 – 14:00 Space weather disaster scenario (including Lunch break) (Specialist 4) 
  • 14:00 Close 

You can register your interest HERE 

Event Details

Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

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