Cloudy Summer School 2014

Last updated May 29, 2017 by Andrew Brown

A very successful Cloudy Summer School was held in the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast from 18-22nd August 2014. This was the first European-based Summer School and provided a good opportunity for people in the UK and EU to attend at a relatively low cost. The workshop was oversubscribed and participants (pictured below) travelled from as far afield as the USA, South Africa, Europe, India and South America. The content of the Summer School covered the 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. Each session consisted of a mix of textbook study, application of the spectral-simulation code Cloudy to a variety of astrophysical problems, and projects organized by the participants. The workshop was run by Prof. Gary Ferland from the University of Kentucky who is on a years sabbatical at QUB working alongside Prof. Francis Keenan of the Astrophysics Research Centre and Dr Cathy Ramsbottom from CTAMOP. Due to popular demand a Winter School, already oversubscribed, is scheduled for January 12-16th 2015.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.