A Joint IAU I-HOW and COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop in X-ray Astronomy
North-West University Potchefstroom, South Africa
X-VISION2023 Capacity Building Workshop aims to provide a unique platform for students and young
researchers from developing nations to learn how to analyze X-ray data from missions like
NICER and NuSTAR.
The teams of experts include a number of renowned senior lecturers
from various fields. The hands-on sessions will be led by the respective instrument team
members. One of the objectives of this Workshop is to inspire and prepare young researchers
to use future X-ray observing facilities like XRISM,
These observatories will undoubtedly usher in a new era in X-ray astronomy and advance our
understanding of the energetic universe.
This is the first time the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) are joining hands for supporting a Capacity Building Workshop in Astronomy. This workshop is also generously supported in various forms by the South African Gamma-ray Astronomy Programme (SA-GAMMA), and Centre for Space Research at North-West University (NWU), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and European Space Agency (ESA) in various forms.
There is no registration fee for this workshop. Limited financial support for travel is also available. Accommodation of all the selected participants shall be provided by the organizers. The participants with accompanying person(s) should send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to get accomodation arranged by the organizers. Unfortunately, the expenses for any accompanying person will not be covered by the workshop.
The IAU I-HOW and COSPAR Capacity Building Workshops have a rich history of enriching young researchers across the globe with technical and scientific knowledge in diverse areas of Space Science and Astronomy. These short training and teaching programmes are very effective and provide ample opportunities for collaborative research with experts. This particular Workshop also aims to highlight a number of research programmes, in line with main research themes, in South Africa and to explore new possibilities of Pan-Africa collaborations.
These Capacity Building Workshops also promote cultural exchange between participants through various activities outside normal workshop hours.
This is to help in writing an effective motivation letter for this workshop. Note that the below points do not guarantee selection, which is competitive and shall be conducted by an independent committee. However, writing around following points will definitely add clarity in your letter.
The Lectures and hands-on sessions shall revolve around the following major scientific areas, but are by no means limited to: