Ecoles des Houches Solar Orbiter

Annonce transmise par Miho Janvier (IAS)


First announcement of the Solar Orbiter school at Ecole de Physique des Houches (France)

We are pleased to announce that we are organising a school dedicated to Solar Orbiter, to be held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, April 6th-9th (2021).

Overview and objectives:

The exploitation of the ESA Solar Orbiter mission will shape the activity of the international heliophysics community for the years to come. Its success will depend on our ability to combine in situ and remote sensing data. This school held in the French Alps, will provide training to young scientists in using the extremely various datasets and the tools specifically developed to analyze them. It targets an international audience primarily composed of PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers.

It will provide short presentations of the mission instruments and first results, hands-on activities for data analyses, as well as sessions for presentation by students. The school is organised by the French community, but is open to everyone.

While we are still facing an on-going worldwide pandemic, the conference center may open but only to a very limited amount of participants. Furthermore, different situations from different locations in the world may mean that international travels will not be possible at the time the school will be held. Therefore, we will provide a live access to the online lectures/hands-on sessions/presentations as well. We will need interested participants (for both on-site and remote participants) to register online, to assess the interest in the community (note that registration for remote participation will be capped to allow proper online interactions).

While we monitor the situation, the current calendar is as follows: pre-registrations will open on December 15th, 2020 on the school website and will close on January 31st, 2021. Applicants will be notified early March, 2021 at the latest.

For more information about the program and updates see:

Scientific and local organising committee:

Miho Janvier (IAS)

Matthieu Kretzschmar (LPC2E)

Nicolas André (IRAP)

Frédéric Auchère (IAS)

Éric Buchlin (IAS)

Vincent Génot (IRAP)

Alexis Rouillard (IRAP)