List of Participants

Class Material 

1 – Polarimetry_basics (Juan Manuel Borrero)


2 – Synthetic_spectra_LTE (Juan Manuel Borrero)


3 – Numerical_simulations (Oskar Steiner)


4 – Simulation_data_handling+post-processing (Flavio Calvo)

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5 – Observational_polarimetric_data_access (Adur Pastor Yabar)


6 – High precision polarimetry at IRSOL (Renzo Ramelli)


7 – Synthetic_spectra_NLTE (Jaime de la Cruz Rodríguez)

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SOLARNET is pleased to announce its first application call for its Summer School Programme.

Important dates:

Period 2019 (Sept 9 – Sept 14)
Call announcement: May 31, 2019
Application deadline: June 30, 2019



Università della Svizzera italiana, Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, Black Building SI-003, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland


This school is intended to provide PhD students and early career researchers with competence and skills for the interpretation of spectropolarimetric observational data with the help of synthetic data from numerical simulations. The school program introduces techniques and practical examples for the production  of virtual (synthetic) data and comparison to real observational data, photospheric and chromospheric. This includes hands-on activities with spectropolarimetric radiative transfer codes and handling of simulation data. It also provides insights into the world of realistic numerical simulations and their limits including a view on supercomputing and the CSCS supercomputing center. Access to and use of observational polarimetric data and techniques of high precision polarimetry is also subject of the school.

How to apply

To apply for the SOLARNET school “Solar spectropolarimetry: From virtual to real observations”, please send to a one page CV with a brief statement of interest (1/2 page) indicating your field of research and why you want to participate in the school.

Hotel and travel support

Accommodation will be partially subsidized by the school.
Part of travel costs may be supported in exceptionally cases upon request.

Local organizing and scientific committee

Luca Belluzzi (IRSOL), Michele Bianda (IRSOL), Mats Carlsson (RoCS), Rolf Krause (USI), Maria Giuseppina Chiara Nestola (USI), Oskar Steiner (IRSOL/ KIS) and Francesca Zuccarello (UNICT)

More Information

Solar spectropolarimetry: From virtual to real observations” was the first in a series of schools of the SOLARNET program of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme sponsored under Grant Agreement No 824135. The school was cosponsored by the Swiss Graduate Programme “Foundations in Mathematics and Informatics for Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering” (FoMICS). It was organized by the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL), together with the Institute of Computational Science of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). 25 students, 6 female and 19 male, from 8 countries participated in this summer school.