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 +======Cloudy Summer School 2014======
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 +**28 January 2014**
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 +We are pleased to announce the Cloudy Summer School 2014, which will be held in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen'​s University Belfast. This will be the first European-based Summer School and hence is a good opportunity for people in the UK to attend at relatively low cost.
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 +Nearly all of the quantitative information we have about the cosmos is the result of the analysis of spectra. We can directly measure the temperature,​ density, pressure or composition of a cloud of gas or a star, using a telescope and a spectrometer. This Summer School will go over some basics of spectroscopy,​ with an emphasis on emission-line regions such as star-forming regions, AGB stars, Active Galactic Nuclei and Starburst galaxies, and the intergalactic medium.
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 +We will cover both the theory of diffuse non-LTE matter, quantitative spectroscopy (the science of using spectra to make physical measurements),​ and using Cloudy to understand an object and its spectrum. The sessions will consist of a mix of textbook study (using Osterbrock & Ferland, Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei), application of the spectral-simulation code Cloudy to a variety of astrophysical problems, and projects organized by the participants. No prior experience with Cloudy is assumed.
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 +For further information and to enroll please follow the weblink: http://​cloud9.pa.uky.edu/​~gary/​cloudy/​CloudySummerSchool/ ​
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 +**Local contact** - Professor Francis Keenan, Astrophysics Research Centre. Email <​f.keenan@qub.ac.uk>​
  
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