Long-Term Solar Activity: Earth and Space Climate

NASA’s Living with a Star Heliophysics Summer School

June 15 - 22, 2021

Deadline for Applications: January 22, 2021

Approximately 35 students will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS). The school lasts for eight days and each participant receives full travel support for airline tickets, lodging and per diem costs.

Student Application Requirements:

> Currently enrolled as a graduate student in any phase of training, or first or second year postdoctoral fellow

> Major in physics with an emphasis on astrophysics, geophysics, plasma physics, and space physics, or experienced in at least one of these areas.

> Pursuing a career in heliophysics or astrophysics


The 2021 Heliophysics Summer School will be focused on the physics of the connections between the Sun, the heliosphere, the magnetospheres and the upper atmospheres of the planets, and its implications for Earth and space climate. The solar system offers a wide variety of conditions under which the interaction of objects with a plasma environment can be studied, while exoplanets and Sun-like stars offer an even wider range of perspectives with lessons about our local cosmos from distant past to distant future. The lecture series will include a core set of lectures covering the fundamentals of heliophysics and the underlying plasma physics. Additional lectures will include solar cycle predictions, solar spectral irradiance, and long-term evolution of the geospace climate. The lectures will be supplemented with hands-on laboratory exercises that explore the Sun-Earth system. Both lectures and laboratories will draw on a set of 5 textbooks developed over previous years of the summer school. The aim of the summer school is to provide students with the background and understanding they need to do research and make discoveries about the interconnected Heliophysics system in their professional careers.

Credit: Announcement to the CEDAR mailing list from CPAESS / UCAR, Kendra Greb, CGMP and program website