Members of the Stellar Department actively involved in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE project POEMS (Physics of Extreme Massive Stars, coordinated by Michaela Kraus) along with their international colleagues from Europe and South-America have organized an International Summer School with title “Stellar Winds and Outflows”. This school took place in the period 3-15 September 2023, in the city of Harrachov in the beautiful mountain area (Krkonoše National Park) in the north-eastern part of the Czech Republic close to the border to Poland. The topic of the school of stellar winds and outflows attracted a total of 36 participants from 14 different countries all over the world.
The school had been divided into theoretical lecture courses and practical courses. The ultimate goal of the Summer School was that the students deepen their understanding of the physics of stellar atmospheres and stellar winds and learn relevant techniques to analyze and properly interpret observational data of massive stars with winds. This was achieved by the active participation of the students in a number of courses dealing with analytical exercises as well as with theoretical and practical computer-based exercises. Furthermore, the students could carry out small research projects to apply the methodologies and skills they had acquired during the school.
Six researchers from ASU were actively involved in the scientific organization and implementation of the school by preparing classes, exercises and research projects: Michalis Kourniotis, Michaela Kraus (chair of SOC and LOC), Olga Maryeva, Péter Németh, Dieter Nickeler, and Julieta Sánchez Arias. Moreover, two PhD-students helped in the local organization: Suryani Guha and Kuljeet Singh Saddal.
More information about the school can be found here: https://stelweb.asu.cas.cz/~kraus/POEMS/SWO/