3rd SOLARNET School

We are happy to announce the 3rd SOLARNET School on "Solar Magnetic Fields: Modeling and Measuring Techniques" that will be held in Granada (Spain) between 18-23 May 2015, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC).

This international school aims at providing PhD students and early career researchers with a solid background in solar spectropolarimetry, radiative transfer of polarized light, and diagnostic techniques. The school program combines theory and hands-on activities to achieve this goal. The latter will focus on the use of inversion codes such as SIR, NICOLE, and HAZEL, so that the participants can apply these tools to their own observations.

The school will consist of three main courses, each of them with a total duration of 9 hours:

1. "Solar polarization measurements: instruments and techniques"
      Lecturer: Bruce Lites (HAO, USA)

2. "Spectral line formation in the presence of magnetic fields"
      Lecturer: Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta (IAA-CSIC, Spain)

3. "Solar magnetic fields: diagnostics and applications"
      Lecturer: Andrés Asensio Ramos (IAC, Spain)

These courses will be complemented with the following hands-on sessions (4 hours each):

4. "Stokes inversions under LTE conditions: SIR"
      Lecturer: Luis Bellot Rubio (IAA-CSIC, Spain)

5. "Stokes inversions under non-LTE conditions: NICOLE"
       Lecturer: Jaime de la Cruz Rodríguez (ISP, Stockholm University, Sweden)

6. "Hanle and Zeeman inversion of spectral lines: HAZEL"
    Lecturer: David Orozco Suárez (IAC, Spain)

The timetable and other details of the school will be announced at http://spg.iaa.es/School in due time.

Participants in the school can register here.