The University of Sheffield

Department of Applied Mathematics

Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH Sheffield

Theory and Observations of the Solar-Terrestrial System

STFC Introduction to Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics

15 - 19 September 2008


Lecture Theatre 5, Hicks Building

Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH

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In-situ and remote observations of the Sun and the Solar-Terrestrial System obtained by satellite missions (ACE, CLUSTER, GOES, POLAR, RHESSI, SOHO, STEREO, TRACE, Hinode, ULYSSES, YOHKOH, etc.) have provided with a wealth of information about the physics at various scales in the solar and solar-terrestrial system fostering many theoretical developments. With further advancements in observations, data analysis techniques as well as the boost in computer technology (establishment of GRIDs; consortiums at national and international levels) are revolutionising our current understanding of solar and space physics and space weather.
Since the early 1980s each year STFC (earlier PPARC) has supported an introductory activity in solar and solar-terrestrial plasmas. We wish to continue this excellent tradition and opportunity for UK (and international) postgraduate students in Solar and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (S-STP). In September 2008 we host the next introductory summer school in S-STP at the University of Sheffield (UoS). The Solar Physics & Space Plasma Research Center (SP2RC), Dept. of Applied Mathematics and colleagues in other departments at UoS have a growing S-STP research interest with expertise in both the theoretical modelling and space-based observations across the field.  



 1. All participants (students and lecturers) will be accommodated at The Edge Student Residence, Endcliffe Village, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED (tel: 0114 222-8800 for Reception or 0114 222-4075 for the Monitoring Room for late arrivals). Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the The Edge during the School.

 2. All lectures will take place in Lecture Theatre 5 in the Hicks Building. Plenty of time will also be allocated for informal discussions, poster sessions and short (15 minute) talks (if requested) to allow the student participants to present their own research.

 3. For registration please arrive between 4-6pm in The Edge. There will be a registration desk open where you can register and obtain further info and help if needed. Registration will close at 6pm.

 4. There will be an Icebreaker starting at 7.30pm on Sunday everning in a closeby pub (Ranmoor Inn, Fulwood Road). This will be an ideal opportunity to meet informally with the other students and some lecturers.

 5. There is an Excursion by bus to the famous Chatsworth House on Wednesday afternoon.

 6. There is a Conference Dinner on Thursday everning.