Last update July 12, 2010
CESRA, the Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers, organises a summer school on solar radio physics and its role in the investigation of the solar atmosphere and its relations with the Heliosphere at the
Radio astronomy is for several reasons an important element of contemporary solar and heliospheric physics:
For these reasons radio astronomy contributes prominently to contemporary research around the major space programmes (Yohkoh, SoHO, RHESSI, STEREO, Hinode, SDO...) and will continue to do so in the future (Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe...). It also plays a role in space weather applications. There is a broad and valuable set of spectrographic and imaging instruments in the world, and new tools such as LOFAR and the Chinese Radioheliograph, will become available in the near future.
This school is the first since long time dedicated to radio investigations of the solar atmosphere. It aims at making graduate students and young researchers from a broad field of scientific interests familiar with these investigations and their basic tools. The school will consist in lectures by experts in the field and of practical work on the application and data analysis. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research interests and activities and to discuss them in an informal atmosphere.
The school is supported by the European Community through the RadioNet project , by the Observatoire de Paris, and the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers en region Centre.
Scientific Organising Committee (CESRA board): Henry Aurass (Potsdam), Karl-Ludwig Klein (Meudon; chair), Alec MacKinnon (Glasgow), Victor Melnikov (St. Petersburg), Alexander Nindos (Ioannina), Stefaan Poedts (Leuwen; President of the European Solar Physics Division, EPS), Silja Pohjolainen (Turku)
Local Organising committee: Samuel Garnier, Karl-Ludwig Klein (chair), Gilles Theureau