3rd SOLARNET Workshop

2nd announcement "Polarization in the Sun, the Solar System, and Beyond",  3rd SOLARNET Workshop, 25-28 May 2015, Granada, Spain

The 3rd SOLARNET Workshop “Polarization in the Sun, the Solar System, and Beyond” will take place in Granada (Spain) between 25-28 May 2015, organized by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC). SOLARNET is an international project promoted by the European Association for Solar Telescopes and funded by the European Commission (see www.solarnet-east.eu).

The goal of this workshop is to present the latest advances in astronomical polarimetry and spectropolarimetry, with a focus on the sun, solar system bodies, stars, and exoplanets. We also aim at bringing together the different communities and fostering collaborations between them. In order to provide a detailed account of the latest developments in these areas - including instrumentation, measurement techniques, data analysis and interpretation - the following sessions have been scheduled:

- Instrumentation (ground, space, laboratory)
- Diagnostics and Interpretation

- Solar Photosphere
- Solar Chromosphere, Transition Region, and Corona
- Polarization in the Solar System and Exoplanetary Systems
- Stellar Magnetic Fields
Invited speakers are being contacted and will be announced soon on the workshop website at

The workshop will be carried out right after the 3rd SOLARNET School on “Solar Magnetic Fields: Modeling and Measuring Techniques” (18-23 May 2015, Granada, Spain). See http://spg.iaa.es/School for more information.

Important dates

27 February 2015: Abstract submission deadline
16 March 2015:Selection of contributions by the SOC
31 March 2015:Early registration deadline
25-28 May 2015:Workshop

The registration fee is 225 euros before 31 March and 300 euros 
after that. Students attending the 3rd SOLARNET school will 
a reduced fee of 50 euros before 31 March. 
The registration fee will cover the coffee 
breaks,  4 lunches at the conference venue, the conference dinner, 
and a night visit to the Alhambra
Online registration and abstract submission will be opened in January 2015 at http://spg.iaa.es/Workshop

Granada is a small university town in the south of Spain, with a lively cultural and social atmosphere. May is one of the best months to enjoy the city, home to the famous Alhambra, with warm temperatures both during the day and at night. Granada is well connected to Madrid by airplane and can also be easily reached by bus from Malaga international airport (travel time is one hour and a half). 
The workshop will be held at Hotel Andalucía Center
We have made a block reservation at a negotiated rate of 69.3 euro per night including breakfast and taxes. The hotel is conveniently located with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. It is only 15 minutes away from the city center on foot. Hotel reservation will be opened in January 2015.
Scientific Organizing Committee

L. Bellot Rubio (Chair, IAA-CSIC), 
J. de la Cruz Rodríguez (Stockholm University) 
M. Faurobert (Université de Nice) 
K. Ichimoto (Kyoto University) 
H. Lin (University of Hawaii) 
B. Lites (HAO) 
V. Martínez Pillet (NSO) 
O. Muñoz (IAA-CSIC)
F. Snik (Leiden University) 
K. Strassmeier (AIP) 
R. Schlichenmaier (KIS) 
A. Title (LMSAL) 
J. Trujillo Bueno (IAC) 
F. Zuccarello (Università di Catania, INAF)

Local Organizing Committee

S. Esteban Pozuelo, M. Gosic, I. Requerey, J.C. del Toro Iniesta, L. Bellot Rubio (IAA-CSIC)