ENIGMA Winter School 2004

Jerisjärvi, Finland, 19-25 April 2004

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The EU-funded training network ENIGMA will organize a winter school for the ENIGMA students in Jerisjärvi, Lapland, Finland on 19-25 April 2004. Jerisjärvi is located in Muonio (there is a short summary in English on Muonio), about 20 km from the town centre.

Accomondation will be in double rooms (with a possibility for staying in log cabins; 4 persons per cabin) at the school location. The cost is 65 euros/day, full board. Single occupancy in a double room will cost 20 euros/day more.

The arrival date for the school is 19th of April!
Deadline for registration to the school is 29th of February!

Muonio can be reached by plane from Helsinki. There are TWO daily Finnair flights from Helsinki to Kittilä (departure times: 11:30 am and 16:10 pm; see Finnair web site). We recommend that you use Finnair also when flying to Helsinki, the connecting flight will be cheaper then.

Jerisjärvi is 56 km north from Kittilä airport. From Kittilä airport one can take a taxi or bus to Jerisjärvi, or if you tell us your arrival time we can arrange transportation to the hotel. Or you can take a train from Helsinki to Kolari or Rovaniemi (takes about 12 hours), and then a bus to Muonio.

We expect some 20 students/postdocs to attend to the school. The school is mandatory to ALL ENIGMA sponsored students and postdocs. The school will be organized such that there will be plenty of time for recreational activities (skiing) and to social events. Crosscountry skiing is possible starting at the hotel, downhill skiing is possible at nearby centres (Ylläs, Levi, Pallas, Olos).

There will be four different topics to be taught at the school:

Observing tecniques at TeV-energies: Prof. Eckart Lorenz (MPI Munich)
Blazar radio observing techniques: Dr. Merja Tornikoski (Metsähovi Radio Observatory)
The high-energy astrophysics of active galaxies: Prof. John Kirk (MPI, Heidelberg)
Theoretical modelling vs. observations: Prof. Alan Marscher (Boston University)

Each topic will consist of six hours of lectures with some required preschool reading and possible "hands-on" exercises.

The winterschool will be followed by an ENIGMA meeting at the same location on 26-28 April.

Local organizers are:
Aimo Sillanpää (aimosill@utu.fi)
Leo Takalo (takalo@utu.fi)

Other sources of valuable and interesting information:

Travelling Weather Finland

Last updated: 14 June 2004 by Rami T. F. Rekola