The second STFC postgraduate summer school in Astrobiology: 6th - 11th Sept. 2009
The finalised programme is available here.
Further information is available here,
and a campus map is available here.
Prof. Mark Burchell (Professor of Space Science, Course director),
Prof. Michael Smith (Professor of Astronomy)
Dr. Mark Price (STFC supported PDRA in planetary science).
External speakers to include:
Prof. Charles Cockell (The Open University)
Dr. Ian Crawford (Birkbeck College, London)
Dr. Terry Kee (Leeds)
Dr. Lewis Dartnell (UCL)
Dr. Penny Wozniakiewicz (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
applicants should contact:
Professor Mark J.
Centre of Astrophysics and Planetary Science,
School of Physical Sciences ,
Ingram Building ,
University of Kent ,
Kent CT2 7NH .
M.J.Burchell [AT] kent.ac.uk
University of Kent (http://www.kent.ac.uk) has funding
(awarded by STFC, with sponsorship from the Astrobiology Society of Britain) for an
summer school for 30 postgraduate students (as part of the Aurora
school would be held in early September 2009 with arrival on
Sunday Sept. 6th and departure on the afternoon of Friday 11th Sept.
The summer school is aimed primarily at astronomy, planetary science
and space science PhD students. As well as postgraduates, we welcome
applications from STFC supported engineers or PDRAs, especially
those involved with ExoMars or Aurora activities.
school is free for all STFC funded applicants (PhD and PDRAs, including UK travel and accommodation) and partial scholarships are available for
other research council/self-funded students. Numbers are strictly
limited to 30 places.
We also welcome
applications from outside the UK, and some limited support
may be available. Please contact Prof. Mark Burchell for details.
To apply: e-mail Prof. Burchell (m.j.burchell [AT] kent.ac.uk) and include your
name, affiliation, dietary requirements and any other special needs.
Closing date: 15th August 2009 (late applications may be
accepted if spaces are still available).
of lectures, practical sessions etc.
These will be held within the School of Physical
Sciences at the University of Kent. Maps and directions can be found here.
This will be
a team building social event to break up the week and let off steam,
and would be held off campus (venue TBD)
This will be on campus in en-suite rooms
and will be booked by the organisers.
all on campus
All meals, including the formal dinner, will be
catered for by the University Hospitality service.
us know as soon as possible about any special dietary
Breakfast: every day Monday - Friday
Lunch: every day Monday - Friday
Evening meal: Monday - Wednesday
Formal dinner: Wednesday Evening .
New PhD students are also encouraged to read about the STFC Introductory Summer
School in Astronomy 2009.