The University of Southampton

Programme

The summer school will take place from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th September at the University of Southampton.

Sunday 9th September

15:00-18:00 Arrival and check-in
18:00 Registration, icebreaker and evening meal
Monday 10th September
09:00-10:30 Introduction to the Sun and the Sun-Earth System (Speaker TBC)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Solar interior and helioseismology (Dr Anne-Marie Broomhall, Warwick)
12:30-13:00 Student presentations
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Dynamics of Earth's magnetosphere (Prof Steve Milan, Leicester)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Solar observations (Prof Mihalis Mathioudakis, QUB)
17:30-18:00 Student presentations
18:30 Dinner

Tuesday 11th September

09:00-10:30 MHD and plasma waves (Dr Tom Elsden, St. Andrews)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere coupling and the aurora (Dr Daniel Whiter, Southampton)
12:30-13:00 Student presentations
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Career planning (Dr Caitriona Jackman, Southampton)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Wave-particle interaction in the magnetosphere (Dr Clare Watt, Reading)
17:30-18:00 Student presentations
18:30 Dinner

Wednesday 12th September

09:00-10:30 Solar wind research in the era of Solar Probe/Solar Orbiter (Prof Mathew Owens, Reading)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Space weather: forecasting and impacts (Dr Siegfried Gonzi, Met Office)
12:30-13:00 Student presentations
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Planetary and exoplanet magnetospheres (Dr Jonathan Nichols, Leicester)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Outreach practical activity (Dr Sadie Jones and Dr John Coxon, Southampton)
17:30-18:00 Student presentations
18:30 Dinner

Thursday 13th September

09:00-10:30 Plasma turbulence (Dr Robert Wicks, Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Physics of shocks and particle acceleration (Prof Misha Balakhin, Sheffield)
12:30-13:00 Student presentations
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00 Excursion
19:00 Conference dinner

Friday 14th September

09:00-10:30 Dynamo theory (Dr Paul Bushby, Newcastle)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Space- and ground-based solar-terrestrial instrumentation (Dr Jonathan Rae, Mullard Space Science Laboratory)
12:30-13:00 Student presentations
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 MHD instabilities and reconnection (Dr Jonathan Eastwood, Imperial)
15:30 Wrap-up and departure

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