26-31 Aug 2019 Paris (France)


The Earth is exposed to numerous natural threats that originate from space. Our technology-driven society has become increasingly sensitive to solar storms, while space exploration has generated large amounts of debris that may fall back on Earth without control. Finally, asteroids may also enter the Earth's atmosphere, lighting up the sky but potentially also causing devastating damage when their size exceeds a few meters. This summer school aims at providing bachelor and master students (third to fifth year) with an intensive training on all these natural space risks. The programme will address space weather, space debris, near-Earth objects, and their societal impacts. Resilience aspects will also be tackled by researchers and by experts from the civil society. During this one-week school students will have a mix of academic lectures and hands-on sessions on orbitography, solar observations, and applied data reduction and analysis, during splinter sessions. The lectures and the hand-on sessions will be run by experts coming from all over Europe; experts from the industry will explain the importance of natural space risks for their activities. This school is a unique opportunity for students to meet academic and non-academic researchers at the early stage of a career. During this second edition the time dedicated to hands-on will be of three full-days, giving the opportunity to experiment a lot of complementary subjects. Paris Observatory will host the summer school. Being the oldest and largest infrastructure in astrophysics in France, it will offer the possibility to visit some of the most ancient and up-to-date instrumentation.

Look at the pictures taken during the last Summer School in 2017

The selection of the students is a two stages process. Candidates are first invited to apply by providing a CV, a cover letter (one page) stating the motivations for the school, copies of recent academic transcripts and contact information for one professional reference. A dedicated committee will then select 30 candidates among the best applications.

The deadline for application is April 15th, 2019 (17:00 Paris time)
Applications should be submitted by email to nsr-2019@sciencesconf.org

The list of the selected students will be available by the end of June. After notification of their selection, the students will be asked to pay the registration fees (100€) to confirm their registration. The fees include accomodation and meals. They are not refundable.

Organizing Committee: C. Briand (Paris Observatory), F. Deleflie (Paris Observatory), W. Thuillot (Paris Observatory)

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