3rd SOLARNET School
"Solar Magnetic Fields: Modeling and Measuring Techniques"
Granada, 18-23 May 2015
The 3rd SOLARNET School on “Solar Magnetic Fields: Modeling and Measuring Techniques” will be held in Granada (Spain) between 18-23 May 2015, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC). For more information about SOLARNET, please visit www.solarnet-east.eu
This international school aims at providing PhD students and early career researchers with a solid background in solar spectropolarimetry, radiative transfer of polarized light, and diagnostic techniques. The school program combines theory and hands-on activities to achieve this goal. The latter will focus on the use of inversion codes such as SIR, NICOLE, and HAZEL, so that the participants can apply these tools to their own observations.
NEW: The lecture slides can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the courses.
The school will consist of three main courses, each of them with a total duration of 9 hours:
- “Solar polarization measurements: instruments and techniques” Lecturer: Bruce Lites (HAO, USA)
- “Spectral line formation in the presence of magnetic fields” Lecturer: Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta (IAA-CSIC, Spain)
- “Solar magnetic fields: diagnostics and applications” Lecturer: Andrés Asensio Ramos (IAC, Spain)
These courses will be complemented with the following hands-on sessions (4 hours each):
- “Stokes inversions under LTE conditions: SIR” Lecturer: Luis Bellot Rubio (IAA-CSIC, Spain)
- “Stokes inversions under non-LTE conditions: NICOLE” Lecturer: Jaime de la Cruz Rodríguez (ISP, Stockholm University, Sweden)
- “Hanle and Zeeman inversion of spectral lines: HAZEL” Lecturer: David Orozco Suárez (IAC, Spain)
The number of students will be limited to about 20 to ensure close interactions with the lecturers. The participants are encouraged to attend the 3rd SOLARNET Workshop on “Polarization in the Sun, the Solar System, and Beyond” that will take place in Granada the week after (25-28 May 2015). SOLARNET will provide the selected candidates with financial support, in the form of reduced registration fees and free accommodation for the school and the workshop.
List of participants
|Aaron Reid ||Queen's University Belfast |
|Ainar Drews ||Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo |
|Alice Cristaldi ||INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma |
|Alok Ranjan Tiwary ||Udaipur Solar Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory |
|Anjali John Kaithakkal ||Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research |
|Carolina Robustini ||Stockholm University |
|Christoph KIess ||Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik |
|Ernest Alsina ||Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias |
|Fabio GiannattasioI ||INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma |
|Flavio Calvo ||Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarn |
|Iker S. Requerey ||Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) |
|Ivan Milic ||Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research |
|Johannes Löhner-Böttcher ||Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik |
|José Iván Campos Rozo ||Universidad Nacional de Colombia |
|Junfeng Hou ||National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences |
|Mariarita Murabito ||Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia of Catania |
|Masoumeh Izadparast ||Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo |
|Milan Gošić ||Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) |
|Rahul Yadav ||Udaipur Solar Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory |
|Rebecca Hewitt ||Queen's University Belfast |
|Sara Esteban Pozuelo ||Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía |
|Sebastián Castellanos-Durán ||Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de Colombia |
|Stephanie Yardley ||University College London |
|Sung-Hong Park ||National Observatory of Athens |
|Tine Libbrecht ||Stockholm University |
|Xianyong Bai ||Center for Space Science and Applied Research |
We will use the SIR, NICOLE and HAZEL codes in the School.
They all have to be compiled with a fortran compiler. The best is ifort, but g77 and gfortran can also be employed.
For visualization purposes and preparation of input/output files, we will use IDL. If IDL is not installed in your machines, you can always try the GNU Data Language (http://gnudatalanguage.sourceforge.net), a free and open-source IDL. Matlab is another option, but it would require translating the IDL programs into Matlab. Some programs and scripts will be provided in Python.
Please download the SIR package from
the NICOLE package from
and the HAZEL package from
Find here information about compiling HAZEL
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
The lectures will take place at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía's headquarters in Granada, a small, lively university city in the south of Spain with an outstanding cultural and social agenda. May is one of the best months to enjoy the city, with pleasant temperatures both during the day and at night.
|Address: Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC |
|Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n |
|18008 Granada |