FIRST SUMMER SCHOOL ON SPACE RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

for young scientists and PhD students

5-11 July 2021

National Astronomical Observatory, Rozhen, Bulgaria
Organized by the Branch “Cosmos” of the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria
under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria

PROGRAMME

The programme is organised in morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning sessions the lecturers will cover topics from astrophysics and cosmology to payload instrumentation, computational physics and Earth observation. In the afternoon, the young scientists will join several teams working on different projects. At the end of the school they will present their results in a dedicated session.

Sunday, 04.07.                                       Arrival, registration, orientation

Monday, 05.07

I. Fundamental research

09:00 – 11:00 Online lecture: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Lecturer: Stoytcho Yazadjiev (Sofia University)

11:00 – 13:00  Online lecture: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Lecturer: Daniela Doneva (University of Tübingen)

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel practical sessions (on site)

Tuesday, 06.07

I. Fundamental research
09:00 – 12:30 Online lecture: Sun and space weather

Lecturer: Manuela Temmer (University of Graz, Austria)

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel practical sessions (on site)

Wednesday, 07.07

II. Aerospace technologies
09:00 – 12:30 Online lecture: Scientific instruments and payloads

Lecturer: Oliver Roberts (USRA / NASA)  

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel practical sessions (on site)

Thursday, 08.07

II. Aerospace technologies
09:00 – 12:30 Online lecture: Scientific instruments and payloads

Lecturer: Christopher Bridges (Surrey Space Center, UK)

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel practical sessions (on site)

Friday, 09.07

III. Space-related methods and applications
09:00 – 12:30 Online lecture: Earth Observations

Lecturer: Francesco Sarti (ESA)

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel practical sessions (on site)

Saturday, 10.07

III. Space-related methods and applications
09:00 – 12:30 Online lecture: Machine learning methods in physics and astronomy

Lecturer: Peter Hristov (CERN)

14:00 – 18:00 PhD student presentations

18:00   Closing of the summer school

Sunday, 11.07

09:00   Departure

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Stefan Lalkovski (SU, Faculty of Physics)
Stoyan Mishev (NBU and IAPS)
Rositsa Miteva (IANAO-BAS)
Elisaveta Peneva (SU, Faculty of Physics)
Christomir Yordanov (TU, Sofia) 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Marusya Buchvarova (SRTI-BAS)
Lyuba Dimova (SU, Faculty of Physics)
Irina Gancheva (SU, Faculty of Physics)
Galin Gyulchev (SU, Faculty of Physics)
Yuliya Mutafchieva (INRNE-BAS)

COVID-19

The event will be held on place in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures recommended by the health authorities. We will monitor the situation and in case of changes in the place or the way the school is held, we will inform you in due time via e-mail and on the webpage of the event.