The fourth Neon school (or first one in the new series) will take place
ESO-Garching (Germany) from July 14 to 24, 2004
The principles are the same as in previous schools: introductory
lectures on topics of general interest, work in small groups,
execution of a real research project, presentation of the results at the end of the school.
BUT instead of using new data obtained at the telescope, the scientific programs will be conceived around the use of archival data, from ground telescopes or from space observatories.
Emphasis will therefore be put specifically on the analysis of data quality and on multi-wavelength research.
Financial conditions: due
to the lack of EU funding, participating students are expected to
pay their travel expenses,
and board and lodging expenses themselves (from their home institution money).
The school will however be free of charges.
The school is open to PhD students or post-docs with limited observing
experience from all over Europe (including the far east).
A limited amount of financial support is available for students coming from countries/institutes with small resources.
For general information about the Neon school, see the EAS
For details about this particular school (registration, schedule, practical information, etc...) see the ESO Web page.
Deadline for registration: April
The final list of selected participants should be available by early june.