List of Workshops

During and after the end of the EXTraS project a number of workshops with highschool students were held in Italy, Germany, and UK. Our workshops include several activities that make use of the EXTraS science gateway and the EXTraS public archive:

  1. Search for transient sources
  2. Study of long-term variability
  3. Study of aperiodic variability
The following table collects the main infos on these workshops:


Location Student Number Student Age Date
INAF-Brera Observatory, Milan, Italy 4 17-18 Feb 2015
INAF-Brera Observatory, Milan, Italy 12 17-18 Jun 2015
Liceo Majorana, Desio (Mi), Italy 30 17-18 Oct 2015
Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, Bamberg, Germany
MPE, Munich, Germany
8 14-17 May 2016
INAF-Brera Observatory, Milan, Italy 24 17-18 Jun 2016
Leicester University, Senior Space School, UK 25 16-18 Aug 2016
Leicester University, Senior Space School, UK 25 16-18 Aug 2016
INAF-Brera Observatory, Milan, Italy 24 17-18 Jun 2017
INAF-IASF, Milan, Italy 6 17-18 Sep 2017
INAF-Brera Observatory, Milan, Italy 24 17-18 Jun 2018
INAF-IASF, Milan, Italy 6 17-18 Sep 2018

We received very positive feedback from the students who attended these workshops and from their institutions. Although the subjects we treat are very complex, being at the edge of current scientific research, the students often outperformed our expectations. One discovery even led to a publication that had a broad resonance on the international media.