Summer School - High Resolution Solar Physics


Dates: Aug 30-Sep 3, 2021
Venue: Online only

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The Sun is the only star where fine structures down to sizes below 100 km can be observed directly. Numerical simulations of the dynamics of the solar convection zone and the photosphere have shown that processes at these small scales (and even smaller) are essential to understand the complex phenomena of solar activity like sunspots, chromospheric heating, flares, etc. This school, therefore, intends to provide the students an up-to-date knowledge on observational and theoretical aspects of high-resolution solar physics.  


Instrumentation for high resolution solar physics.
Oskar v. d. Lühe, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Freiburg, Germany

High spatial and spectral resolution observation of stars.
Klaus Strassmeier, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Germany

The photosphere-chromosphere connection, Spectroplarimetry
David Kuridze, Aberystwyth University, UK

Solar Oscillations and wave phenomena
Markus Roth, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), Freiburg, Germany

High resolution observation of the solar photosphere
Ales Kucera, Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia

DKIST A new high resolution solar telescope
Thomas Rimmele, DKIST, National Solar Observatory, USA

To motivate the participants also special sessions where practical exercises are developed and discussed will be given. 
Besides the lectures, there will be space for own contributions and students are strongly encouraged to give short presentations of their research work. We expect students that are working on their thesis or young postdocs.

Programme Schedule 

Monday, Aug 30Tuesday, Aug 31Wednesday, Sept 1Thursday, Sept 2Friday, Sept 3

10.00 Start, Opening
10.15-11.00 O.v.d.Lühe 1

09.00-09.45   O.v.d.Lühe 2
9.45.00-10.30 A. Kucera 2

09.00-09.45  O.v.d.Lühe 3
90.45-10.30 A. Kucera 3

09.00-09.45.   Th. Rimmele 1
09.45.00-10.30 A. Kucera 4

09.00-10:30.   Th. Rimmele 2

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

10.30-11.00 Coffee break
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Practical exercuises for participants 3
11.00-11.45 A. Kucera 1
11.45-12.30 M. Roth 1

11.00-11.45 M. Roth 2
11.45-12.30 D. Kuridze 2

11.00-11.45 M. Roth 3
11.45-12.30 D. Kuridze 3

11.00-12.30 Contributions of participants 2

12.00 Closing

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

12.30-14.00 Lunch break
12.30-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-14.45 D. Kuridze 1
14.45-15.30 K. Strassmeier 1

14:00-16:00 practical exercises
for participants 1

14.00-14.45 K. Strassmeier 3
14.45-15.30 Contributions
of participants 1 (10 min each)

14.00-14.45 K. Strassmeier 3
14.45-15.45 Practical exercises for participants 2

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How to apply?

For a limited number of participants we will pay for the accommodation.  There will be no money for paying the travel expenses. The total number of participants is limited to 40. Please register and specify why you think you should be ranked among the first 40 candidates, 


Registration starts on March 1 and closes on May 31st, 2021. You will be informed about the result.

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