42nd International School for Young Astronomers in Kunming, China. Registration open

The 42nd International School for Young Astronomers, ISYA2019, will take place in Kunming, China, from the 14th of October to the 3th of November 2019. The International School for Young Astronomers (ISYA) is a long-tradition project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), nowadays also co-sponsored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL) through the Office for Young Astronomers (OYA). The 42nd school is co-organized by the OYA, and the Yunnan Observatories (YNOs) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

ISYAs are three-week international postgraduate schools for regions where students have less opportunity to be directly exposed to the full extent of up-to-date astrophysics. They have the purpose of broadening the young students’ perspective from international lecturers with up-to-date astrophysics, both on theory and observations. This three-week school will be also beneficial for the academic exchanges within countries, in particular in Asia. Young students of Astronomy, Astrophysics and related sciences will be brought together, and the mutual understanding and friendship between them will be promoted for future collaboration.

Students and young professionals within a broad range of education and experience, from senior undergraduate to postdoctoral level, are welcome to the ISYA2019 held in China. Preference will be given to students in their early career, MSc/PhDs. Priority will be given to applicants from East and Southeast Asia, but other nationalities will also be considered.

Acceptance to the school includes a studentship that covers transportation to Kunming and back to the students´ home location, and full boarding at the ISYA. All selected students are expected to commit 100% of their time to the three-week long program and participate in all scheduled activities.

Registration is now open at http://isya2019.csp.escience.cn/

Scientific Program:

Interstellar Medium and Star Formation. Ewine van Dishoeck (Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands)
Solar System and Exo-planets. David Jewitt (UCLA, USA)
Stellar Evolution and Structure. Yoshida Naoki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Eclipsing Binaries. Liying Zhu (YNOs, China)
Pulsating Stars. David Mkrtichian (NARIT, Thailand)
Cataclysmic Variables. Shengbang Qian (YNOs, China)
Stellar Clusters. Wen-Ping Chen (National Central University, Taiwan)
Galaxies. Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE, Mexico)
Active Galatic Nuclei. Xiaohui Fan (U. Arizona, USA)
Cosmology. David Mota (U. Oslo, Norway)
Observational Astronomy and Data Processing Lab. Liying Zhu (YNOs, China), Liang Liu (YNOs, China) and Jia Zhang (YNOs, China)
Photometry and Spectroscopy Lab. Shengbang Qian (YNOs, China) and David Mkrtichian (NARIT, Thailand)
X-ray Astronomy Lab. Li Ji (Purple Mountain Obs, China)
Radioastronomy Lab. Aeree Chung (Yonsei Univ., Korea)
Virtual observatory Lab. Yogesh Wadadekar (Tata Inst., India)

Organizing Committees:

Directors
Shengbang Qian (YNOs, China, 42nd ISYA Local Director)
Itziar Aretxaga (INAOE, Mexico, ISYA Program Director)
David Mota (U. Oslo, Norway, ISYA Program Deputy Director)
Scientific Advisory Committee

Shengbang Qian (YNOs, China, Chair)
Jinming Bai (YNOs, China)
Liying Zhu (YNOs, China)
Li Zhang (Yunnan University, China)
Wen-Ping Chen (National Central University, Taiwan, China)
Boonrucksar Soonthornthum (NARIT, Thailand)
Saran Poshyachinda (NARIT, Thailand)
Hakim L. Malasan (Indonesian Astronomer Bosscha Observatory, Indonesia)
Yoshida Naoki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Qijun Zhi (Guizhou Normal University, China)
Liang Liu (YNOs, China)
Local Organization Committee

Liying Zhu (YNOs, Chair)
Wenping Liao (YNOs)
Jia Zhang (YNOs)
Nianping Liu (YNOs)
Jiajia He (YNOs)
Ergang Zhao (YNOs)
Linjia Li (YNOs)
Xiao Zhou (YNOs)
Zhongtao Han (YNOs)
Xiangdong Shi (YNOs)

Student Applications at http://isya2019.csp.escience.cn/

Open application: April 1st, 2019
Deadline for application: June 15th, 2019
Notification of acceptance: mid-July, 2019