Since its beginning IMPRS-HD has organized a Summer School every year. The announcement was world wide and invite students and young postdocs were invited to apply. The school usually took place mid of September at the "Max-Planck-Haus" (Max Planck House) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Scope of the Schools:
The focus of the schools is on general aspects of a topical field in astrophysics / astronomy that is thought to be interesting for a wide audience. The school usually concentrates on methods and their applications, including a brief general introduction to the field.
The IMPRS Summer Schools have three major components:
(1) Lectures are presented by leading experts in their fields.
(2) Hands-on computer exercises are prepared for selected topics.
(3) A few presentations on specific scientific applications are given by scientists from astronomical institutes in Heidelberg.
In addition, a social program is organized, intended to provide a pleasent and relaxed atmosphere for fruitful scientific discussions between all participants and the lectures.