POEMS Summer School “Stellar Winds and Outflows”

Members of the Stellar Department actively involved in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE project POEMS (Physics of Extreme Massive Stars, coordinated by Michaela Kraus), together with their international colleagues from Europe and South America, have organised an International Summer School entitled “Stellar Winds and Outflows”. This school took place from 3 to 15 September 2023 in the town of Harrachov in the beautiful mountainous area (Krkonoše National Park) in the north-eastern part of the Czech Republic near the border with Poland. The theme of the School of Stellar Winds and Outflows attracted a total of 36 participants from 14 different countries around the world.

The school was divided into theoretical lectures and practical courses. The ultimate goal of the Summer School was to deepen the students’ understanding of the physics of stellar atmospheres and stellar winds, and to provide them with relevant techniques for analysing and correctly interpreting observational data of massive stars with winds. This was achieved by the active participation of the students in a series of courses dealing with analytical exercises as well as theoretical and practical computer-based exercises. In addition, the students were able to carry out small research projects to apply the methods and skills they had learnt at school.

Six researchers from ASU were actively involved in the scientific organisation and implementation of the school by preparing courses, exercises and research projects: Michalis Kourniotis, Michaela Kraus (Chair of SOC and LOC), Olga Maryeva, Péter Németh, Dieter Nickeler and Julieta Sánchez Arias. In addition, two PhD students helped with the local organisation: Suryani Guha and Kuljeet Singh Saddal.

More information about the school can be found here: https://stel.asu.cas.cz/~kraus/POEMS/SWO/

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