Space Weather Summer School 2013

Download the Space Weather Summer School 2013 application here. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2013.

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Applications are invited for the 2013 Space Weather Summer School, to be held at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from May 29- June 07, 2013. The summer school will offer an intensive 10-day course in topics related to Space Weather studies. The impact of space weather on communication, commercial and federal assets is becoming increasingly important to our national interests and even in our everyday life.

The discipline of Space Weather encompasses a broad range of fields, including solar physics, space physics, magnetospheric physics, and atmospheric physics. A relatively young field, the study of space weather has benefited from observations made by numerous spacecraft, including SDO, Hinode, STEREO, CLUSTERS, THEMIS, RHESSI, ACE, WIND, etc. These observations are accompanied by rapidly developing theory and state-of-the-art numerical simulations.

The school is appropriate to graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in solar and helisopheric physics, magnetospheric physics and space plasma physics as well as other related fields. New postdoctoral researchers are also welcome to apply. 

Active scientists working in relevant fields will give approximately 15-20 lectures. Topics to be covered include chromospheric and photospheric magnetic fields, physics of the corona and solar wind, structures in the solar wind (shocks, coronal mass ejections, and discontinuities), solar energetic particle events, the interaction of the solar wind, shocks, and energetic particles with the earth's magnetosphere, atmospheric physics.

The summer school is supported in part by The National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Center for Space Plasma and Aeromic Research (CSPAR) at UAHuntsville. Approximately 20 students are anticipated. Each student will receive a financial aid to defray travel and local expenses.

Interested students should send completed applications with requested documents by March 15th, 2013 to Dr. Gang Li at

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