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22nd Working Meeting of the European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry

The “First Announcement” of the 22nd Working meeting of The European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry was recently released. The meeting will be held on May 17-21, 2015, on Sao Miguel, Azores.

3rd RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop - Revised Announcement

The 3rd RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop "Metrologies at Radio Astronomy Antennas" is announced to take place on September 1- 2, 2014 at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden and not as a Special Session of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting as previously planned.

First fringes for the Sardinia Radio Telescope

Fringes were found in an interferometric observation done on 27 January 2014 between the Sardinia Radio Telescope and the Medicina 32m dish of 3C454.3 at 22GHz. These are the first fringes found with the SRT, a 64m dish inaugurated in September 2013.

RadioNet3 sponsor of the 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly

The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly will take place in Moscow, Russia, on 2 – 10 August 2014 (http://www.cospar-assembly.org). RadioNet3 sponsors the Event E1.10 “The sharpest view of the radio universe – results from the RadioAstron (SPEKTR-R) mission”. The request for a contributed paper to this event is now available.

RadioNet3 ERATec Special Session at the IEEE-AP/URSI Symposium

The 3rd RadioNet3 European Radio Astronomy Technical Forum Workshop “Metrologies at Radio Astronomy Antennas” has been announced. It will be organized as a Special Session of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, which will be held at the Memphis Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, July 6th – 12th 2014.

ERC Synergy Grant to image event horizon of black hole

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 14 Million Euros to a team of European astrophysicists to construct the first accurate image of a black hole. The team will test the predictions of current theories of gravity, including Einstein's theory of General Relativity. The funding is provided in the form of a ‘Synergy Grant’, the largest and most competitive type of grant of the ERC.

Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. First Announcement of a SKA Science meeting

A major SKA Science Meeting is announced for 8 – 14 June, 2014, Giardini Naxos, Italy. The first announcement can be found below. A second announcement with registration and booking information will follow shortly.

Horizon 2020 approved by the European Parliament

Horizon 2020 was approved by the European Parliament on November 21st, 2013. The European Commission welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of Horizon 2020, the next EU research and innovation programme. Horizon 2020, will run from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion.

RadioNet3 Mid Term Review

RadioNet3 has been under review for the first 18 months of his activity. The Mid Term Review took place at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie in Bonn on November 18, 2013. The aim of a technical review is to assess the work carried out under the project over the period and provide recommendations to the Commission. The RadioNet3 Reviewer was Prof. Richard Schilizzi, University of Manchester. The EC Commissioner Elena Righi-Steele attended the review session.

“First MERCUR Winterschool on Plasma-Astroparticle Physics”

The first MERCUR winterschool on plasma-astroparticle physics in the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, between January 12-17, 2014 has been announced. The school is designed for students at the PhD (or advanced master) level in astroparticle physics and will address topics like cosmic ray transport, interaction and detection.
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