FROM OUR STAR TO FAR STARS: VARIATION AND VARIABILITY
British–Hungarian-French N+N+N Workshop for Young Researchers
to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 15-17 January, 2007
The N+N+N Young Researchers' Workshop scheme, initiated and funded by the British Council, aims to provide an opportunity for young researchers to exchange ideas, knowledge and information by coming together in the framework of N+N+N workshops and meetings. Here the term N+N+N workshop refers to a workshop involving a number of researchers from the UK and an equal number from the other participating countries. The workshop should be followed by real and virtual networking to sustain the contacts made with a view to producing a proposal for longer-term externally funded collaboration or applications for further funding.
The meeting will focus on astronomy and astrophysics. Several space- and ground-based observatories as well as sophisticated computer modelling are revolutionising our understanding of surrounding outer space — from the closest star (our Sun) to the far galaxies. We started to learn how planets, stars and galaxies are born, how do they interact and how they die. We aim to understand how the Sun affects our terrestrial environment and the life on Earth. In combining high resolution observations with comprehensive theoretical studies, it is now possible to provide an unparalleled insight into the underlying mechanisms of governing processes in the solar system and galaxies. Although several former problems were already solved, high-resolution observations and powerful computation facilities have brought up many new questions to be answered.
- the origin and manifestation of magnetic phenomena in solar and stellar atmospheres
- heating of solar and stellar plasmas
- waves and instabilities
- stability of planetary systems
- variable stars
- interstellar matter and extragalactic astronomy
- gamma and X-ray astrophysics
- I. Ballai (UK, i.ballai [at] sheffield.ac.uk)
- E. Forgács-Dajka (Hungary, E.Forgacs-Dajka [at] astro.elte.hu)
- L. van Driel-Gesztelyi (France, Lidia.vanDriel [at] obspm.fr)
- Target audience
Post-doctoral scientists and engineers and those tenured for five years or less. PhD students in an advanced phase of their thesis may also apply. Ideally, we expect 10-12 participants from each side. Participants may be of any nationality but they should work at an institution in the U.K., Hungary, or France. Researchers working in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics are welcome.
The meeting will be held at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. The Department of Astronomy of Eötvös University will host the meeting, providing infrastructural support and supplementary funding.
There will be no participation fee, as the British Council provides most of the funding for the meeting. This funding is sufficient to cover local costs (accommodation, including breakfast, and lunches) for all participants, and travel support of up to a fixed amount for U.K. and French participants. Travel support for Hungarian participants may be considered.
Those interested should fill the application form and send it by e-mail to nnn2007 [at] astro.elte.hu not later than 15 November. Successful applicants will be notified by 25 November.