Focus of the Winter School
The first SOFIA winter school is intended to bring together young astronomers, scientists, and
experienced SOFIA users from the German community at a 3-4 day meeting dealing with SOFIA
relevant astrophysics of the interstellar medium.
The workshop will include lectures on the physics of the interstellar medium (ISM), such as
basics of spectroscopy, dust polarimetry, and the dynamics of the ISM, but also practical courses
targeting proposal preparation soft skills and preparation/simulation of observations. Special
focus will be on the German PI instruments GREAT and FIFI-LS.
On the last day of the meeting, we envisage a discussion on SOFIA future instrumentation, both
in the sense of scientific topics and technological possibilities.
The meeting will be limited to 60 participants.
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