Dissecting the Universe - Workshop on Results from High-Resolution VLBI

Event starts: 
Mon, 30/11/2015
Event ends: 
Wed, 02/12/2015

Recent developments have pushed the limits of resolution in astrophysics to new frontiers. Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) at millimetre wavelengths or using antennas in space yields resolutions down to tens of microarcseconds (that is, fractions of nanoradians). These observations probe compact objects such as the innermost regions of active galactic nuclei. Space VLBI is living a new era at present with the results from the RadioAstron mission, enhancing radio interferometry in terms of resolution at least one order of magnitude with respect to ground-based VLBI. Millimetre VLBI also brings radio interferometry to a new range of resolution and with much enhanced sensitivity due to improvements in data bit rate. With more antennas capable of VLBI at 3-mm wavelength, and successful observations being carried out at 1-mm, a new window is open to universe at unprecedented resolution. This workshop will review recent results on high resolution radio astronomy, including opportunities provided by new antennas becoming available. It will also discuss on the applications of high-resolution imaging techniques and the synergies in the study of compact objects by space and mm-VLBI together.

Contributions to the workshop will be published online in this webpage; no regular proceedings are planned.


Scientific Organising Committee:

E. Ros (MPIfR; Chair), M. Giroletti (IRA-INAF), T. Hovatta (Aalto Univ.), Y.Y. Kovalev (ASC Lebedev), A.P. Lobanov (MPIfR), J.A. Zensus (MPIfR)

Local Organising Committee:

E. Ros (Chair), G. Bruni, B. Naunheim, J.A. Zensus

Important dates:
First announcement June 12, 2015
Second announcement October 10, 2015
Deadline for abstract submission October 20, 2015
Final announcement, program publication November 15, 2015
Meeting November 30-December 2, 2015

The meeting registration is closed, we have reached the participants limit by far.

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