|An Introduction to IFU Spectroscopy
Place: On line
09:30 - 10:30 Introduction - Martin Roth, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Germany
Date: 14th June 2021
|SO instrumentation school: II. Ansys Workbench for Scientific Instrumentation
Place: On line
IAA-CSIC's Instrumental and Technological Development Unit (UDIT) has prepared an introductory course to the Ansys Workbench environment.
Ansys is one of the most remarkable programs among finite element simulators. Workbench is the most modern and friendly environment to define the boundary conditions for its calculation engine.
The course will deal with mechanical and thermal simulations, and will be very complete, from the very basics:
• Introduction to the interface.
• Preparation of the model.
• Boundary conditions.
Up to concepts applied in rocket launch processes:
• Natural frequencies of vibration.
• Random uploads and PSD.
Upon completion, you will have all the tools and knowledge necessary to face any simulation.
Lessons will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from June 10th to July 1st, from 9:30 to 13:30.
This school will be tutorized by Dr. Jesús Mínguez Algarra
We are waiting for you!!
Date: 10th of June to 1st of July 2021
|SO instrumentation school: I. High level sinthesys for Xilinx FPGAs using Vivado HLS
Introduction to high level sintesis tool Vivado HLS. This course shows sinthesis strategies, tool features, performance improvement, area optimization, interface creation, latency reduction testbench encoding, tricks and coding advices. It is updated to cover new tool features, and Vitis and Vivado HLx integration.
Prerequisite: Vivado 2020.2 installed (Webpack version is enough) Please, note that in this course we will use Zybo and ZyboZ-20 development board (they will be provided for the organization). It is necessary to install Vivado HLS v2020.2. To install the program, please go to:
You have to register on the webpage to be able to access the download area. If your organization does not have license for Vivado 2020.2, please download the webpack version for your OS and select "Vitis" in the installation options. You're done!
Date: 28th to 30th of April 2021
|SOMACHINE 2 Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy
Place: On line
The second edition of the IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy (SOMACHINE 2020) will be held at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd of April 2021. It is directed at researchers in astrophysics of all levels and aims at providing them with a thorough background in the advanced data processing techniques of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning. Classes will be taught by experts from the Andalusian Institute of Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) of the University of Granada (UGR), that belongs to the worldwide leading research institutes in its field. The theoretical lessons will be complemented by practical hands-on lessons and lectures on applications of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in astrophysical research.
Date: 19th to 23rd of April 2021
|Matplotlib for Beginners - A Brief Severo Ochoa Workshop
Place: On line
In this course, I will introduce you to Matplotlib, a library for creating visualizations in Python. You will learn how to create, customize and save scientific plots. We will do several exercises to learn how to make Matplotlib fully meet our scientific needs, producing ready-to-be-published plots. We will connect via Zoom. During the first part of the course, we will do the exercises together following a Google Colaboratory notebook that will be shared in advance. During the second half, participants will work in small groups and will share their work with the whole audience.
Tutor: Ana Karla Díaz Rodríguez (UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester)
Prerequisite: Google account (to be able to run* the Google Colaboratory notebook)
Lectures will be scheduled at 10:00 - 10:45, 11:00 - 11:45, and 12:00 - 12:45
* Without a Google account, you will be able to see the notebook with the exercises but won't be able to execute the code on it or write your own code.
Date: 7th April 2021
|Planets, exoplanets and their systems in a broad and multidisciplinary context
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The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on (exo)planetary systems will be held as an online event at the Aula Virtual of the CSIC organised by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, from the 18th to the 29th of January 2021. The school aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of the planetary systems in a broad context such that the current knowledge about exoplanetary systems and solar system can be viewed in a common frame. The lectures cover topics related to protoplanetary discs, the host star, rocky planets, habitability, fluid and icy giants, satellites, clouds and escape in the atmosphere, minor bodies and debris discs and are mainly addressed to Master and PhD students and young Post-Docs. Junior and senior researchers are invited to attend as well. Lectures will be given by international renowned scientists at the most prestigious research institutions from all over the world. The attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the lecturer for one hour (after having taken the lesson) according to a schedule that will be distributed in due time. Please, fill in the form (URL below) if you are interested in the mentioned school (i.e., pre-register). The deadline for pre-registration is December 18, 2020. No registration fee is required. Details for full registering and accessing the contents of the school will be provided only to pre-registered students.
Date: 18th to 29th of January 2021
|SOMACHINE Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy
The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy (SOMACHINE 2020) will be held as an online event at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of November 2020. It is co-organised by the IAA-CSIC and the Andalusian Institute of Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) of the University of Granada” and is directed at researchers in astrophysics of all levels and aims at providing them with a thorough background in the advanced data processing techniques of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning. Classes will be taught by experts from the DaScI, one of the leading research institutes in its field. The theoretical lessons will be complemented by practical hands-on lessons and lectures on applications of Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in astrophysical research.
Date: 23rd to 27th of November 2020
|El cielo oscuro como recurso científico, cultural, medioambiental y turístico
The sky has gone hand in hand with the development of different civilizations. Before us is
The training proposal goes beyond the mere transmission of knowledge, so the sessions
Date: 6th to 9th of October 2020
|Scientific writing and presentation in Astronomy
Place: On line
The lecturers will impart lessons on clear, concise and effective scientific writing and presentation. There will be theoretical and practical sessions. The number of participants will in principle be limited to 15 in order to assure adequate interaction and individualised attention. Inscription will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. This school will be tutorized by Dr. Rainer Schödel and Dr. Miguel Ángel Pérez Torres.
Date: 16th to 17th of September 2020
|Introductory course to astronomy and astrophysics
This course has been specifically designed at the request of the Severo Ochoa IAA Scientific Committee. It is specially addressed to IAA staff with other non-specific training in astrophysics (electronic engineers, mechanics, computer scientists, etc.) . This course is intended to be a tool to facilitate the work of all personnel who do not have training in these subjects, but who are immersed in their day-to-day work in a multidisciplinary work environment. The content covers all the basic points of astronomy and astrophysics on which to build a subsequent more in-depth study of each subject. The school will be tutorized by Dr. Víctor Manuel Muñoz, Dr. Marcos Villaverde and Dr. Natalia Sol Molina
Date: 1st to 17th of July 2020
|Course on gender analysis in research
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The course on gender analysis in research is organized by the equality commission of the IAA-CSIC, and is set up with the aim of achieving three different objectives. Firstly, it aims to improve the quality of our research by discovering and including the gender/sex perspective. At the same time, it is proposed to avoid further reproduction of sexist biases and thus promote gender/sex equality in the field of science. Finally, it tries to increase the possibilities and quality of the publication of articles and books derived from our research. The course will open with a lecture by Dr. Capitolina Diaz (UV), and will be held online tutored by Dr. Teresa Samper (UV).
Date: 25th of June to 24th of July 2020
|Open Science Droplets
There are tools that researchers can use in their daily work to make their research more flexible, efficient, collaborative and open. We will organize demonstration sessions to showcase how these tools can be incorporated into astronomical research. In each session we will show a real-life example on how to use one tool, without entering in the technical details of how it works. We follow the principle of "show, don't tell" to present a tasting of tools that you may want to consider using. The sessions are complemented with the documentation we are building with details on how to install and use these tools (see link below). Regular meetings will happen every two Mondays at 10:30 am in the room adjacent to the kitchen. We will be happy to stay afterwards for extended discussions and networking. We will get the ball rolling with Jupyter notebooks and will continue with other tools like git, conda, containers, pipelines and Zenodo. However, everybody is welcome to suggest or present a tool that they consider interesting as well. There are no technical requirements for the sessions, you just will need your coffee, not your laptop.
Date: 25th of February to 29th of June 2020
|III Course on Scientific Dissemination Techniques
The third course on scientific dissemination techniques, organized by IAA-CSIC, aims to train science professionals to learn how to communicate their results to a general public. The course will focus on dissemination, communication and dissemination tools. Students will receive techniques to "face" the media, to manage social networks, or to concretize as much as possible an idea in a written text. It will take place at the IAA-CSIC on November 20th-21th.
Date: 20th to 21st of November 2019
|1st IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Statistics, Data Mining and Machine Learning
The 1st IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Statistics, Data Mining and Machine Learning will be held at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, from Monday 4th to Friday 8th of November. It is an introductory school oriented at students and researchers of all levels. It is the first of its kind and will be followed by a School on Advanced Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Fall 2020. The cycle of introductory and advanced school will repeat in 2021 and 2022.
Date: 4th to 8th of November 2019