St Andrews Monte Carlo Summer School

23rd to 28th August 2015

Venue: University of St Andrews, UK

A summer school on Monte Carlo radiation transfer techniques will be held at the University of St Andrews, UK from 23rd to 28th August 2015. The course is limited to thirty students, with priority given to STFC-funded PhD students and postdocs.

Students will be introduced to the basic techniques in Monte Carlo radiation transfer and their applications to scattered light, dust and gas radiative equilibrium, photoionization, and NLTE molecular line transfer. Several publicly available Monte Carlo codes will be introduced in detail with the goal that by the end of the school the students will have a toolbox of codes that they can use in their own astrophysical research projects. The program will comprise short introductory lectures to each topic, followed by detailed descriptions of individual codes. Lots of time will be set aside for students to become familiar with using the codes and interacting with the lecturers who developed them.

Further information, including details of how to register, can be found here: