2-11 July 2024
Institute of Space Sciences
Europe/Madrid timezone
7th Institute of Space Sciences Summer School


The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC / IEEC) is an institution at the forefront of scientific and technological research with the mission of contributing to the general advance of studies of the Cosmos.

The theme of the 7th Institute of Space Sciences Summer School will be the Multiwavelength approach to Exoplanets.


Exoplanetary sciences are on a boom, with several existing upcoming missions that are enlarging the known number of planets of all masses and types, and are improving the information about their atmospheres and internal properties (e.g. TESS, PLATO, Ariel). The field is connected to several topics of different disciplines: stellar activity, planetary formation and evolution, magnetism, atmospheric dynamics, the search for extraterrestrial life and possibly many more. 

The 2024 Summer School at the ICE-CSIC is focused on observations at different wavelengths, exploiting the in-house expertise and existing collaborations. The prime objective being to provide junior astronomers with a foundation in the field of exoplanets through lectures by prominent researchers in the field.

It will be divided into two parts: the first one will be devoted to the understanding of the basics of detection methods, and on how each of them can provide insights into the characterization of the mass, radius, orbital properties and stability of the exoplanets, the composition and structure of their atmospheres, and the understanding of the stellar hosts including state-of-the art machine learning techniques. The second part aims at forming the students on one of the key characteristics of planets, that is the radio emission due to their magnetic field, a topic that recently gained interest in the community. Observational methods and planetary models will be discussed. The school will include extensive hands-on sessions with the aim of showing examples of data analysis for some specific planetary systems, as well as of some numerical models.

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC/IEEC) will welcome around 40 Master and Doctoral students to attend the Summer School, in which they will broaden their knowledge on Exoplanets as well as get in touch with the other research groups working at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC). Applications from early-career postdocs are also welcome.


  • Transit spectrophotometry

  • High-resolution spectroscopy

  • Direct imaging

  • Transmission spectroscopy

  • Stellar activity

  • Machine learning techniques

  • Analysis methods

  • Quest for radio emission in exoplanets

  • Magnetism and radio emission

  • Dynamo and magnetism

  • Flares from magnetic stars

  • Radio interferometry

  • Very low frequency interferometry

  • Habitability and magnetism

Hands-on activities

  • Statistical analysis

  • Spectral data extraction

  • Spectroscopic data analysis

  • Photometric data analysis

  • Transmission spectroscopic analysis

  • Stellar activity mitigation

  • Analysis of magnetic field Solar System planets

  • Playing with radio data

  • Preparation of observational proposal

  • Visit to Montsec Observatory


Local and Scientific Organizing Committees

  • SOC: Juan Carlos Morales (chair), Daniele Viganò, Manuel Perger, Fabio del Sordo
  • LOC: Clàudia Soriano-Guerrero, Simranpreet Kaur, Albert Elias-López, Jordi Blanco-Pozo, Carles Blazquez
  • Noemí Cortés: LOC, logistics


    Organizing Institutions


Institute of Space Sciences
Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC / IEEC) Campus UAB - Bellaterra (Barcelona) - Spain
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