The 2021 school will be virtual and will take place on Aug 16-20.
The ZTF summer school is designed to provide young astronomers (graduate level and above) with hands-on experience and training in data processing of ZTF and other transient survey data using modern data science techniques such as Bayesian inference, time-series analysis, and machine learning. During the school, students will use Python Jupyter notebooks and work on multiple assignments under the guidance of experts in the field.
APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED
Applications for the school will be accepted between April 15 and June 1st. To apply for the school, you will need to fill a registration form and submit with it:
We suggest that you prepare your documents first, then return here and click on the Submit an Application button below. Note that in order to upload file into the registration form, you will be asked to sign into your Google account.
Selected applicants will be invited in mid-June.
The theme for this school is variable stars. Click below to view a summary program of the topics that will be included. The school format will include pre-recorded lectures that students need to watch before joining the live school sessions. The live sessions will have a brief Q&A part during which students can discuss the video lectures with the lecturers and an interactive part when students will work with Python Jupyter notebooks to complete data processing assignments under the guidance of tutors.
To accommodate students across multiple time zones we've selected to run the live sessions approximately between 9 am and 12 pm CDT (UTC-5). Selected students will also work in groups on homework each day between 1- 4 pm CDT, with the possibility of groups working in morning Europe time if there is sufficient student and tutor availability. During that time, they will be able to submit questions to tutors via Slack. Students whose time zones make it inconvenient to join the homework sessions can work on their own.
The lead organizer of the ZTF summer schools is Michael Coughlin at the University of Minnesota. He is assisted by members of the ZTF partnership who bring in diverse expertise to form an organizing committee. The members of the organizing committee are:
If you have questions, please get in touch with the organizing committee at email@example.com.