SOLARNET Summer School

Solar atmospheric dynamics - From waves to instabilities and jets

Gyula, Hungary
June 25 - 30, 2023


Current high-resolution ground- and space-based observations have provided an unprecedented new insight into the physical processes in the solar atmosphere. Highly localized waves, oscillations and wide range of dynamic processes from instabilities and jets have been observed at the best available spectral, temporal and spatial resolutions. At the same time, our theoreticalunderstanding -whether numerical or analytical- has also advanced thanks to the latest mathematical techniques and numerical tools developed and applied to describing the dynamics of the solar atmosphere.

The aim of this School is to update the ESRs (i.e. early-stage researchers, e.g. PhD students and PDRAs) on the latest advances made in observations, theory and numerical techniques of solar atmospheric dynamics. With the availability yielded by new instrument suits both in space and on the ground, solar theory will be more challenging to model these dynamical processes for exploring solar magnetism from the photosphere to the low corona at yet unforeseen small spatial, temporal and spectral scales.

The aim will be achieved by the objectives of delivering the attendees: i) an update on the state-of-the-art of solar atmospheric dynamics research and ii) a forum where their results can be discussed in an informal but constructive environment.

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The School is intended to have an introduction to solar theory (both analytical and numerical) and observations of the relevant physics of small-scale solar atmospheric dynamics.

During the School, on-site practice of taking daily solar synoptic data and their analysis will also be carried out at the Gyula Bay Zoltán Solar Observatory (GSO) with their Solar Activity Magnetic Monitor (SAMM) magneto-optical filter (MOF) based facility in order to offer the students a direct and real experience of working with solar data.

The anticipated number of participants for these training schools is around 25 participants due to the limited logistics. It is expected that all participating ESRs will also deliver a short presentation on their research results. Preference for selection of ESRs will be given to those who express willingness to deliver a talk. Partial funding will be provided to support organizational costs and travel expenses (including accommodation) for ESRs and invited speakers.

Organizing Committee

Marianna Korsós (chair) Robertus Erdélyi (chair)
Balázs Asztalos Peter Gömöry (AISAS)
Bernadett Belucz Chris Nelson (ESA)
Robertus Erdélyi Jiajia Liu (USTC)
János Temesváry Francesca Zuccarello (UNICT)
Szabolcs Soós
Noémi Kinga Zsámberger

Programme (version 230618)

Elephant at sunset
The summer school program can be downloaded from here.

Sunday 26 June, 18:00 onwards: Icebreaker, Local Hungarian traditional folklore presentation by "Wine Knight Order of Békés County"
Monday 26 June, 17:30 onwards: Welcome Reception. Open fire joint cooking of Hungarian "Goulash and Stew Paprikas"
Tuesday 27 June, 18:00-20:00: Laserfight (The description is only in Hungarian )
Wednesday 28 June, 17:00-19:00: Gyula Aquapark (hot springs, thermal bath)
Thursday 29 June, 15:30-18:45: Visit Almásy Mension
Thursday 29 June, 19:00 onwards: Conference "Candle Dinner" in Almásy Mension Roof Terrace (if it rains, dinner will be a medieval-style one in the medieval kitchen/dining room of the mension)
Friday 30 June: Departure at own free time, given that reaching Budapest may take about 5-6 hrs. No formal activitie/catering are scheduled.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Patrick Antolin [PA] (Northumbria U.)
Dr Piyali Chatterjee [PC] (IIA)
Prof Andrew Hillier [AH] (U. Exeter)
Dr Marianna Korsos [MK] (U. of Catania)
Prof Mihalis Mathioudakis [MM] (QUB)
Dr Chris Nelson [CN] (ESA)
Prof Temury Zaqarashvilu [TZ] (U. of Graz)

Registration process (update: now closed!)

1. Step:
To register your interest for the SOLARNET school "Solar atmospheric dynamics - From waves to instabilities and jets", please

by email to Robertus Erdélyi including all the above requested information latest by 17 March, 2023 .

2. Step:
The SOC of the School will evaluate all the submitted applications and will select 20-25 candidates. (Update: Students are selected.)

3. Step:
Applicants will be contacted by 31 March, 2023 about the outcome. (Update: Applicants are notified.)


The Conference venue is: Almásy Mansion.


Accommodation will be provided at the Guest Houses of the Council of Gyula city (48 Béke Avenue, Gyula and 2 Szent László Street, Gyula). More information about the accommodation will be provided later. (Update: Students are notified.)


Travel guide about how to reach Gyula is available here and a Gyula city center map with locations is here .

The SOLARNET has received funding from European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 824135.