4th SOLARNET summer school and workshop


Mullard Space Science Laboratory, part of University College London, are delighted to host the 4th SOLARNET summer school on "Solar MHD and Reconnection" from 13 - 19 April 2016. The aim of this school is to provide students and early-career researchers with a solid grounding in Solar MHD and Reconnection using a combination of lectures and hands-on analysis sessions. The primary topics of the school will include 

  • MHD waves and instabilities
  • Kinetic processes in MHD
  • 3-D reconnection
  • Particle acceleration and transport

This summer school will be followed by the 4th SOLARNET workshop on "Solar Eruptive Events: Waves and Instabilities".

Registration & Abstract Submission

Registration for both the Summer School and the Workshop can be completed on the UCL website here

Abstracts for the Workshop can be submitted using the Web Form on the Abstract submission page here.

Important Dates

Deadline for student support: 26 February 2016
 (Note that successful applicants will be notified by 9th March 2016)

Registration and Abstract submission deadline: 11 March 2016

Student Support

Students wishing to apply for support to attend the summer school should email a CV and a motivation letter outlining what they expect to gain from the school to sarah.matthews <at> ucl.ac.uk by 26 February 2016. 

Successful applicants will be judged based on their research field and the relevance of the school to their PhD research. All applicants will be notified of the success of their application by 9th March 2016. 

Please note that attendance at the school will be limited to approximately 20 places due to space restrictions at MSSL and to facilitate close interaction between lecturers and students. Students are also encouraged to attend and submit abstracts for the subsequent workshop on solar eruptive events. 


The provisional programme for the Summer School may be found here. Note that the summer school will involve both lectures and hands-on demonstrations. All attendees will be advised as to the requirements in advance of the school.

The provisional programme for the Workshop may be found here. As well as the invited talks listed, there will be opportunities for contributed talks and posters.


Both the Summer School and Workshop will be hosted at MSSL, the UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics located in the Surrey Hills. 

Please note that students attending the Summer School will be hosted at a nearby hotel in Guildford, with travel to and from the school and workshop provided each day. 


Sarah Matthews 
Deborah Baker
David Long
Gherardo Valori
Stephanie Yardley
Magnus Woods
David Pérez-Suárez