ZTF Summer School 2022

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The 2022 edition of the ZTF summer school will be hybrid with in-person and virtual attendance possible. The school will take place on July 25-29 at the University of Minnesota, USA. This year's theme is multi-messenger astrophysics. We expect to accommodate about 40 in-person participants and an equal number of online attendees. Students who plan to attend in-person should be able to cover the cost of their travel and accommodation during the school.

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.


The deadline for applications has passed.


Materials from the ZTF summer school are made freely available to students and educators. You can watch recordings of the lectures on Youtube and download the Python notebooks from Github.


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The theme for this multi-messenger astrophysics. The school format includes short lectures and interactive hands-on sessions when students will work with Python Jupyter notebooks to complete data processing assignments under the guidance of tutors. The school will run approximately between 9 am and 4 pm CDT (UTC-5) each day. During that time, students who participate online will be able to submit questions to tutors via Slack. Students whose time zones make it inconvenient to join the school can work on their own.


The school is hosted by our ZTF partner institution the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The school sessions will take place on campus. Participants who are attending the school in person, need to arrange for their accommodation. Two options within walking distance from the campus are the Graduate Minneapolis and Days Hotel .


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.

  • Matthew Graham - ZTF Project Scientist (Caltech)
  • Iva Kostadinova - ZTF Program Coordinator (Caltech)


If you have questions, please get in touch with us at ztf dot summer dot school @ gmail.com