27 June 2022 - 6 July 2022


Overview of the AL1SSC-2022 Workshop

The Aditya-L1 mission is India's first dedicated spacecraft mission to study the Sun. It will enable a comprehensive understanding of the dynamical processes of the Sun and address some of the outstanding problems in solar physics and heliophysics. As a joint effort of ISRO and ARIES, the Aditya-L1 Science Support Cell (AL1SSC) has been set up to act as a community service centre for the guest observers in preparing science observing proposals and analyzing science data. This support cell provides tools and documentations required to understand, download and analyse the data. The AL1SSC will be organising several workshops before and after the launch of Aditya-L1 mission to familiarize students with the basic processes happening on the Sun, current open problems, the Aditya-L1 mission and observational data analysis so that the scientific data can be explored by a larger community leading to the exciting scientific outcomes. With this objective, the first AL1SSC workshop will be held at ARIES, Nainital from 27th June to 6th July 2022.

Registration start date - 23 May 2022
Registration end date - 4 June 2022
Deadline for Referee Report - 4 June 2022
Participant list - 6 June 2022
Program Schedule -Click Here
Selected Participants List - Click Here.

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to the Sun
  • Imaging observations
  • Spectroscopic observations
  • Polarimetric observations and in-situ observations of the solar atmosphere
  • Introduction to the advanced statistical and AI/ML techniques commonly used in solar physics
  • Introduction to the ADITYA-L1 mission and its science objectives
  • Hands-on sessions on the basic solar data analysis
    • Imaging analysis
    • Spectroscopic analysis
    • Time series analysis
    • Numerical simulations
    • Remote sensing
    • In-situ observations
    • AI/ML methods using Python, IDL, and Fortran

Aries also has a 15 cm H-alpha telescope. Participants will visit the solar telescope and make real-time observations depending on the local weather conditions.

Who can apply?

The target audience for the workshop are primarily students who are pursuing M.Sc/Integrated PhD (1st and 2nd year)/Integrated M.Sc (4th or 5th year)/B.Tech/M.Tech or who have passed M.Sc (Physics)/B.Tech/M.Tech/Integrated M.Sc (Physics) in 2021 with an interest and motivation to work in solar physics. Open sessions will be organised for discussion and interaction with solar physicists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The total number of participants are limited to 30. The selected participants from university are eligible to get travel support. Sleeper class train fare or ordinary bus fare will be reimbursed for the round trip journey by the shortest route from applicant's address after producing original tickets of inward journey and photocopies of tickets of outward journey. Free lodging and boarding from one day before the workshop starts to one day after the workshop ends will be provided.


Dr. Dipankar Banerjee
(Director ARIES)

Dr. Vaibhav Pant
(ARIES; co-ordinator)

Dr. K Sankarsubramaniam

Dr. Mohammad Hasan

A joint effort of ISRO & ARIES

Collaborating Institutes