XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics on radiative transfer

The XXIX edition of the Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, organized by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), focuses on the applications of radiative transfer to stellar and planetary atmospheres.

Starting date: 13 Nov, 2017, 9:00h
End date: 17 Nov, 2017, 18:30h
Location: UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia);  C/ San Agustín, nº 30 . La Laguna.
Organizer: Dr. Lucio Crivellari y Dr. Sergio Simón Díaz (IAC)

The radiative transfer (RT) equation is the master key for the determination of the physical parameters and chemical abundances of the stars by means of model atmospheres and the subsequent spectral synthesis. The progress achieved so far in the field of stellar atmospheres is expected to pave the way to new successful applications of RT to planetary atmospheres. The proposed leitmotiv for the XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics is to discuss the physical and geometrical properties of the stellar and planetary atmospheres in order to ascertain their influence on the radiative transfer equation.

The School is primarily intended for PhD students and recent postdocs in any field of research in Astronomy. Participants will have the opportunity to display their current work by presenting a poster. The format of the School will also encourage close interaction between students and lecturers.

The lectures will be delivered in English and will be published by Cambridge University Press in a dedicated monograph, which will be sent free of charge to all the participants. Speakers will present their topics in a series of three lectures. Visits to the IAC's Headquarter in La Laguna, the Teide Observatory in Tenerife and the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma will be scheduled as part of the activities.

More information: XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

100xCiencia.2. Co-creating Value in Scientific Research

The second edition of the Conference 100xCiencia will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Alicante, with the participation of the 40 Spanish research centers and units  recognized by the program of excellence "Severo Ochoa" and "María de Maeztu", respectively.

Start date: 2 November, 2017
End date: 3 November, 2017
Location: Palacio de Congresos de Alicante, Avenida Denia, 47, 03013 (Alicante) 
Organizer: Instituto de Neurociencias (local organizer) together with the rest of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units

This year the meeting is dedicated to the transfer of the knowledge generated in research centers and units and their value to society. The meeting includes conferences given by women of recognized international relevance in different areas of research, innovation and knowledge valorisation management, as well as roundtables shared by researchers from the Centres of Excellence "Severo Ochoa" (CSOs) and the Units of Excellence "María de Maeztu" (UMMs) with representatives from the industry, technology transfer offices, policy and economic management.

Also included in the program are short presentations of the most successful CSOs and UMMs in transfer and innovation and experts in this area. Dialogue and exchange of experiences and good practices will be fostered throughout the whole meeting, with the fundamental purpose of strengthening the capacities of knowledge transfer and enhancing the social impact of the research developed by the centres and units of excellence in our country.


VI Spanish Meeting of Solar and Heliospheric Physics

From today until Thursday 22 June, 45 Spanish specialists in the study of the Sun, among whom are IAC researcher staff, meet at the University of Extremadura to discuss the role of this Community in the international sphere, especially from the point of view of research infrastructures, as well as the strategic position of the Canarian Observatories for the installation of large solar telescopes. 

Start date: 20 June, 2017
End date: 22 June, 2017
Location: Centro Universitario de Mérida, Universidad de Extremadura, Mérida (Badajoz)
Organizer: Sección de Física Solar y Heliosférica del Grupo de investigación “AIRE” de la Universidad de Extremadura

The meeting aims to maintain the cohesion and collaboration of Spanish groups working on this field in the face of the implementation of different initiatives. Among them is the EST (European Solar Telescope) project, coordinated by the IAC under the direction of the researcher of this center, Manuel Collados. EST will be the largest telescope of its kind in Europe with 4 m in diameter and destined to the Observatories of the Canary Islands.  

The advances in EDP (Energetic Particle Detector) and PHI (Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager) instruments, led and co-led by Spanish researchers, respectively, and in the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter mission, which also has Spanish participation, will be discussed. As well as the most relevant scientific advances in this area. 

Contact: severoochoa@iac.es
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. C/ Via Láctea s/n 38200, La Laguna. Canary Islands. Spain.
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