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Summer School

An introduction to the Summer School


ICE-CSIC does forefront scientific and technological research with the mission of contributing to our understanding of the Cosmos.

Our centre organises a Summer School for Master and PhD students every year in summer, usually during the month of July.

Students from everywhere have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, network with researchers and use the experience acquired for their thesis, PhD or post-doc research in the future.

The 7th Institute of Space Sciences Summer School will take place in Barcelona, from July 2nd until July 11th, 2024. The theme this year will be Multiwavelength approach to exoplanetary systems. It will be focused on exoplanet detection and characterisation, as well as on the study of the interaction between exoplanets and their host stars.

7th Summer School

Multiwavelength approach to exoplanetary systems

Exoplanetary sciences are on a boom, with several existing and upcoming missions that are enlarging the number of known planets of all masses and types, and are improving our knowledge of  their atmospheres and interior (e.g. TESS, PLATO, Ariel). The field is connected to several topics of different disciplines: stellar magnetic activity, planetary formation and evolution, magnetism, atmospheric dynamics, the search for extraterrestrial life and possibly many more.

The 2024 Summer School at ICE-CSIC is focused on observations at different wavelengths, exploiting the in-house expertise and existing collaborations. The prime objective being to provide junior astronomers with a foundation in the field of exoplanets through lectures by prominent researchers in the field.

It will be divided into two parts: the first one will be devoted to the understanding of the basics of detection methods, and on how each of them can provide insights into the characterisation of the mass, radius, orbital properties and stability of the exoplanets, the composition and structure of their atmospheres, and the understanding of the stellar hosts including state-of-the art machine learning techniques. The second part aims at forming the students on planetary radio emission and magnetic fields, a topic that recently gained interest in the community. Observational methods and planetary models will be discussed. The school will include extensive hands-on sessions with the aim of showing examples of data analysis for some specific planetary systems, as well as of some numerical models.

ICE-CSIC will welcome around 50 Master and Doctoral students to attend the Summer School, in which they will broaden their knowledge in the exoplanetary field as well as they will get in touch with the other research groups working at the institute. Applications from early-career postdocs are also welcome.

Topics

  • Transit spectrophotometry
  • High-resolution spectroscopy
  • Direct imaging
  • Transmission spectroscopy
  • Stellar activity
  • Machine learning techniques
  • Analysis methods
  • Quest for radio emission in exoplanets
  • Magnetism and radio emission
  • Dynamo and magnetism
  • Flares from magnetic stars
  • Very low frequency radio interferometry
  • Habitability and magnetism

Hands-on & activities

  • Statistical analysis
  • Spectral data extraction
  • Spectroscopic data analysis
  • Photometric data analysis
  • Transmission spectroscopic analysis
  • Stellar activity mitigation
  • Analysis of magnetic field Solar System planets
  • Radio data analysis
  • Preparation of observational proposal
  • Visit to Montsec Observatory

 

Where?

The school will be held at our institute. Please check the information on how to arrive here.

Registration

  • Registration will be open from 20/02/2024 until 15/04/2024.
  • Late registrations, only without financial support (accommodation and/or reduced fee), will be open until 15/06/2024, upon availability.
  • Selected participants with accommodation and/or reduced fees will be notified by 30/04/2024.
  • The school will run from 02/07/2024 to 11/07/2024.

Lecturers 2024

Meet the host lecturers of the 6th Summer School. 

  • Ignasi Ribas

  • Guillem Anglada-Escudé

  • Juan Carlos Morales

  • Fabio del Sordo

  • Daniele Viganò

  • Manuel Perger

    Guest Lecturers

    • Marina Lafarga (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
    • Trifon Trifonov (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany)
    • Nadège Meunier (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
    • Anthony Boccaletti (Observatoire de Paris, France)
    • Lisa Nortmann (Universität zu Göttingen, Germany)
    • Jean-Mathias Grießmeier (Université d’Orléans, France)
    • Rim Fares (Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon)
    • Sudeshna Boro Saikia (Universität Wien, Austria)
    • Ekaterina Ilin (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany)
    • Julián Alvarado Gómez (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany)

    Past editions

    2023

    Life Cycle of Dust

    2022

    Modified gravities, Inflation and Primordial Perturbations: theory and computing

    2021

    Artificial Intelligence for Astronomy

    2020

    Suspended due to the Covid-19 health crisis

    2019

    Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (GRSS)

    2018

    Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    2017

    Neutron Stars and their Environments

    Contact us

    Email our team for questions related to the summer school and its application process.