The training of young researchers is a priority of the network. To make sure the training and networking goals are met we plan the following:
a) To establish a good working relationship between all concerned, particularly between the young researchers, soon after most of the appointments are complete. The researchers themselves will organize a meeting where the prime purpose will be to get to know each other and discuss their respective roles in the network. They will be required to produce a report on their activities.
b) Introductory courses and tutorials in the network will be offered in the first two years and will, where possible, be organized in association with our regular network meetings. (These will be in addition to the regular courses run as part of the standard PhD training programmes at the main institutes.) Each course will last about a week and will usually have a mixture of theoretical and observational topics. We expect them to be attended by all early-stage and experienced researchers. The latter, as part of their training, will be expected give some of the tutorials in their respective fields of expertise.
Likely tutorial topics include:
- Measuring the Hubble constant
- Mass modelling of gravitational lenses
- Microlensing theory
- Reduction of optical imaging and spectroscopy data
- Galaxy formation and dynamics
- N-body simulations
- VLBI in lensing
Information on planned ANGLES meetings, network schools and relevant scientific conferences will be posted on the ANGLES Meetings page.