NASA's 2023 Heliophysics Summer School is open for applications.

Nov 28, 2022

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UCAR | CPAESS is accepting applications for the NASA Heliophysics Summer School which focuses on the physics of space weather events that start at the Sun and influence atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres throughout the solar system.

This year’s theme is Observational Heliophysics. In the last two decades, observations of the space environment and the broader heliosphere environment has grown tremendously with dozens of spacecraft missions, and a full range of ground-based efforts. Individual instruments use a variety of fundamental techniques and understanding the details of these measurements are important to interpreting the results and building a model of the space environment. This summer school will review those techniques including: spectroscopy, plasma measurements, magnetometers, radio astronomy and ionosondes, energetic particle detectors, energetic neutral atoms, and others. During the summer school, participants will learn about the fundamental physics of these measurements, how they are implemented in spacecraft and ground-based instruments, practice critical analysis of data with an eye towards uncertainties and errors, consider the stakeholders and consumers of the data sources, and discuss the tension between intellectual property and open science with respect to this data.

The 2023 Summer School has two sections. There will be a remote phase from July 17-21, 2023; and an in-person phase from August 7-11, 2023. We have expanded the summer school to include a remote phase so that more people can participate. Admission is competitive; up to 50 students are selected to attend each year.

The deadline for applications is March 3, 2023.

Find Out More and Learn How to Apply

Questions? Contact Cindy Bruyère



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