Training

  Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas   Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía   Excelencia Severo Ochoa   HR Excellence in Research
https://forms.gle/vyyrVJ5ckXevpvWX9 SO Instrumentation School: III. Beckhoff Motion Control
Place: IAA-CSIC
Summary:

The IAA-SO Technological Pillar organizes  a course in 'Beckhoff Motion Control'. Along with an introduction to Beckhoff control systems, this course is mainly oriented to the control of different types of motors. The schedule is from 9:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00 every day. The course, with a duration of 32 hours and which will be limited to 10 participants, will run as follows:

Day 1.
- Overview of Beckhoff products.
- Introduction to EtherCAT.
- Introduction to TwinCAT3.

Days 2-4.
- Motion Control. 
- TwinCAT Scope and OPC-UA.


Date: 21st to 23rd of September 2021
URL: https://forms.gle/vyyrVJ5ckXevpvWX9
https://forms.gle/9wPU1MfNjkLPARFMA English for Academic Purposes - an online workshop series for young researchers
Place: IAA-CSIC, Virtual (zoom or similar)
Summary:

This workshop is offered in collaboration with the University of Leipzig, Germany. In a total of 5 sessions of  2 lessons each, key aspects of the use of English for academic purposes will be highlighted and correct usage encouraged. Each lesson will have a length of 45 min.  For this purpose, both written skills, such as the scientific reporting of results and methods, and oral skills, such as pronunciation, presentation or scientific discussion, are trained. Participants will comprehensively expand their competence in the academic use of English. The course will cover the following topics: 
• Common Errors in Academic English
• Writing up Results and Methods in English
• Pronunciation Practice in English
• Academic Discussions in English
• Presenting your Academic Project in English

For optimal delivery and maximum outcome for participants, we will limit the number of students to 15. Registration is free. Given the limited number of participants we will give preference to PhD students and young researchers. In case you register, please make sure you can attend all sessions so that you do not block someone else’s slot. A solid knowledge of the English language as well as high motivation of the participants is a requirement because the course will be interactive. In case of over-subscription, interviews may be conducted with applicants to assess their level of English as a criterion for eligibility. If deemed a success, we plan to  offer future editions of this course (So, please do not worry in case you cannot participate in this round).


Date: 21st to 25th of June 2021
URL: https://forms.gle/9wPU1MfNjkLPARFMA
https://forms.gle/TeWzd6f5Uta1TMoM8 An Introduction to IFU Spectroscopy
Place: On line
Summary:

The IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa Course "An Introduction to IFU Spectroscopy" aims at providing an introduction to the  powerful observing technique of Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS). The topics covered will be
i) a comprehensive overview of existing Integral Field Units (IFUs) and capabilities
ii) observing, and data reduction with IFS
iii) scientific results: IFS at the astrophysical frontier
iv) future instrumentation: science drivers and technological challenges (ground- and space-based IFUs).

This half-day course is primarily directed at graduate and postgraduate students, and young postdocs, but is open to any researchers wishing to learn about the relevant science and techniques.  Those interested in attending the school should fill in the form (URL below). The deadline for registration is May 30th, 2021. Registration is free. The tutors of the course are Martin Roth (Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Germany), Jorge Iglesias-Páramo (IAA-CSIC, Spain) Carolina Kehrig (IAA-CSIC, Spain, Head of the SOC) Sara Cazzoli (IAA-CSIC, Spain) and Ruben Sanchez-Janssen (STFC UK Astronomy Technology Centre, UK). Lessons will take place between 9:30h and 14:00h.


Date: 14th June 2021
URL: https://forms.gle/TeWzd6f5Uta1TMoM8
https://forms.gle/p7cwZjndRqftKcf39 SO instrumentation school: II. Ansys Workbench for Scientific Instrumentation
Place: On line
Summary:

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, mesh....) 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
URL: https://forms.gle/p7cwZjndRqftKcf39
https://forms.gle/c1BbvV4qTu8ucAxPA Scientific writing and presentation in astronomy
Place: On line
Summary:

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: 9th to 10th of June 2021
URL: https://forms.gle/c1BbvV4qTu8ucAxPA
https://forms.gle/FgMLANsyVD6zqSTPA SO instrumentation school: I. High level sinthesys for Xilinx FPGAs using Vivado HLS
Place: IAA-CSIC
Summary:

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. The course will be limited to 15 participants.

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:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html

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
URL: https://forms.gle/FgMLANsyVD6zqSTPA
https://www.granadacongresos.com/somachine2021 SOMACHINE 2 Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy
Place: On line
Summary:

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
URL: https://www.granadacongresos.com/somachine2021
https://forms.gle/sgURZsXr4cPeFbt19 Matplotlib for Beginners - A Brief Severo Ochoa Workshop
Place: On line
Summary:

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.

The workshop will be tutorized by Ana Karla Díaz Rodríguez (UK ALMA Regional Centre Node, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester). It will have a duration of three hours and will be limited to 25 participants. In order to follow the sessions it will be necessary to have a 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
URL: https://forms.gle/sgURZsXr4cPeFbt19
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5c_V7n7FSnLXSl7nlKDl3oQNZ3x2nxvC8AiiHYbE10aB_IA/viewform Planets, exoplanets and their systems in a broad and multidisciplinary context
Place: On line
Summary:

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
URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5c_V7n7FSnLXSl7nlKDl3oQNZ3x2nxvC8AiiHYbE10aB_IA/viewform
https://www.granadacongresos.com/somachine2020? SOMACHINE Machine Learning, Big Data, and Deep Learning in Astronomy
Place: Online
Summary:

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
URL: https://www.granadacongresos.com/somachine2020?
https://www.unia.es/servicio-de-comunicacion-e-informacion/el-cielo-nocturno-como-recurso-economico-a-estudio-en-los-cursos-de-verano-de-la-unia The dark sky as a scientific, cultural, environmental and tourist resource.
Place: online
Summary:

The sky has gone hand in hand with the development of different civilizations. Before us is poses a major challenge, to join forces to ensure a sufficiently dark sky, for the enjoyment of future generations, and for the scientific development and knowledge, taking care especially the skies of the astronomical observatories, our windows to the universe. The main objective of the course is to update knowledge related to conservation and preservation of the dark sky and analyze this resource from various perspectives: research scientific, legislative bases, public administrations, management projects and initiatives and conservation of the dark sky; The analysis of the sky as an economic, tourist resource will be addressed, heritage and of course scientific. The training proposal goes beyond the mere transmission of knowledge, so the sessions will be interactive, including practical sessions, highlighting the "Guided Tour of the Night Sky", in which an astronomical observation guided by professionals will be made. The training action is aimed at students in the last years of their career, professionals (physicists,
chemists, biologists, geologists, environmentalists, doctors, etc.), engineers and technicians, technical staff of public administrations, social and political actors and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector.


Date: 6th to 9th of October 2020
URL: https://www.unia.es/servicio-de-comunicacion-e-informacion/el-cielo-nocturno-como-recurso-economico-a-estudio-en-los-cursos-de-verano-de-la-unia
https://forms.gle/EcLmmMHW93LiPMyN9 Scientific writing and presentation in Astronomy
Place: On line
Summary:

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
URL: https://forms.gle/EcLmmMHW93LiPMyN9
N/A Introductory course to astronomy and astrophysics
Place: IAA-CSIC
Summary:

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
URL: N/A
N/A Course on gender analysis in research
Place: On line
Summary:

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
URL: N/A
https://droplets-spsrc.readthedocs.io Open Science Droplets
Place: IAA-CSIC
Summary:
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
URL: https://droplets-spsrc.readthedocs.io
http://www.hablandodeciencia.com/articulos/2019/10/17/iii-curso-de-tecnicas-de-divulgacion-en-dc6/ III Course on Scientific Dissemination Techniques
Place: IAA-CSIC
Summary:
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
URL: http://www.hablandodeciencia.com/articulos/2019/10/17/iii-curso-de-tecnicas-de-divulgacion-en-dc6/
https://www.granadacongresos.com/sostat 1st IAA-CSIC Severo Ochoa School on Statistics, Data Mining and Machine Learning
Place: IAA
Summary:
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
URL: https://www.granadacongresos.com/sostat