Newsletter Issue 10/2019

From observation to dissemination – RadioNet Transnational user A. Zavagno reports

From observation to dissemination

A. Zavagno – doing her research at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille – is one of the successful beneficiaries of the Transnational Access and Scientific Dissemination programmes of the RadioNet project. [] The RadioNet support is really useful to develop communication, starting of new collaborations and training actions in the community of radio astronomers. This support allowed me to attend this conference, present recent results and start new collaborations…[] Read the full story.

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9th IRAM 30m Summer School is over!

The 9th IRAM 30-meter Summer School on Millimetre Astronomy took place on 6-13 September 2019 in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, at only 15 minutes driving distance from the IRAM 30-meter telescope. Forty-two students have attended twenty lectures, worked in five groups performing their observations, reducing and analysing them and eventually producing and presenting the results. The tremendous work done by the organisers, trainers and trainees resulted in an overall success. This event belongs to a series of training events supported by RadioNet. Read more.

Image © B. Ladjelate


Views on the Interstellar Medium in Galaxies in the ALMA Era

The study of the Interstellar medium in galaxies is one of the central research fields performed with RadioNet infrastructures. This was the focus of the conference organised by INAF in Bologna on 2-6 September 2019 and supported by RadioNet. The aim of this conference was a review of the latest results on the extragalactic study of the baryon cycle, some of them obtained with the IRAM 30m telescope and NOEMA. The event offered the RadioNet community an opportunity to gather worldwide experts on the star formation galaxy evolution across the universe. Click here for more

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The 3C Extragalactic Radio Sky conference

An event-taking place in Torino (Italy) on 16-20 September was celebrating 60 anniversary of the first release of the Third Cambridge Catalogue (3C). The 3C survey played a fundamental role in the development and advancement of the European radio astronomy. The conference allowed to for disseminating scientific & technical highlights taking maximal advantage of existing and future radio astronomical infrastructures, focusing primarily on the scientific results achieved using the RadioNet infrastructures as EVN, e-MERLIN, LOFAR, IRAM NOEMA and IRAM-30m. The event was supported by RadioNet.  More

Image © University of Turin, CIFS, INIA and Dr. S. Manconi.


Phased Array Feeds for radio-astronomical observations 2019

A technical workshop was organised by MPIfR on 16-18 September 2019 in Bonn, and supported by RadioNet. The development of PAF receivers is of great importance in the era of increased Radio Frequency Interferences. This workshop brought together RadioNet beneficiaries and other experts from the academic and industrial world to exchange the engineering results as well as to define new paths in the technical PAF developments. More

Image © MPIFR/ M. Schmitz


LOFAR MKSP and Busy Days

The LOFAR MKSP took place in Bochum (DE) on 23-27 September 2019, hosted by the Astronomical Institute of the Ruhr-University and supported by the RadioNet project. This event is a primary research platform for LOFAR users in the area of cosmic magnetic fields. The meeting was optimized to allow ample discussion time for the newest results, and new approaches in data reduction and analysis. Additionally Busy Days of the LOFAR community are important to push LOFAR data quality. More

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10th OPTICON Gaia Science Alerts workshop

10th OPTICON Gaia Science Alerts workshop

The workshop will be held in Catania (Italy) on 18 - 20 December 2019. This year's workshop will be an opportunity to learn about Gaia and Gaia Alerts, to meet people behind the pipelines and web pages, to find out about most recent scientific highlights from Gaia Alerts and to discuss the scientific potential of this programme. In particular, we would like to extend the time-domain activities to radio and other wavelengths.

Special Session of NRAO and the ngVLA Project: The Scientific Quest for High Angular Resolution, January 7, 2020 in Honolulu

Special Session of NRAO and the ngVLA Project

The NRAO and the ngVLA Project will convene a Special Session on 7 January 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – The Scientific Quest for High Angular Resolution. This Special Session will highlight recent scientific breakthroughs enabled by imaging at high angular resolution.

First announcement of the COSPAR event E1.17 on radio galaxies, August 2020 in Sydney

COSPAR event E1.17 on radio galaxies

The event will be held at the next COSPAR general assembly on 15-23 August 2020 in Sydney/AU. It will provide an overview of our knowledge of radio galaxies as obtained from space experiments, with a particular focus on the results obtained by RadioAstron and the X-ray/gamma-ray satellites. Abstracts submission is open.



Update ESFRI Roadmap 2021 Launched!

The Roadmap 2021 Update is a two-year-long process, which will lead to the creation of a new ESFRI Roadmap. It will include new RI Projects and present the evolution of current ESFRI Research Infrastructures. The ESFRI Roadmap Guide provides details on definitions, methods and submission procedures. The call for proposals is open until 5 May 2020.

European Research & Innovation Days

This high-level event from 24-26 September 2019 was to discuss and shape the future research and innovation policy. Meanwhile, the European Commission placed the recordings of the sessions from the Policy Conferences and from the Innovation Europe Hub. Additionally, the EC has published a brief interim report on the web-based consultation, in which among others Research infrastructures are seen as key platforms to provide support to the activities undertaken in other pillars and to facilitate international cooperation and interdisciplinary research activities for addressing global challenges.

Horizon Impact Award 2019 announced

On 26 September 2019, the European Commission has announced the four winners of the first Horizon Impact Award, a prize of 10000 € dedicated to EU-funded projects that have created societal impact across Europe and beyond. This year the winning projects addressed the digital security, drug therapy for rare diseases, and child abuse and climate changes of the coast.



RadioNet's Transnational Access programme ensures free of charge access to the best European radio astronomical research infrastructures. This opportunity is open to all European researchers and to some extent to researchers from non-EU countries. More



- ASTRON - Software staff

- IRAM - Postdoc position

- OSO - Postdoc position

- SKA - SKA Regional Centre Scientist

Check also EURAXESS



supported by RadioNet

• LOFAR4SW User Workshop on November 6, 2019 - Warsaw/PL

• IPTA Hack week on December 9, 2019 - Paris/FR

• Frontiers in Radio Astronomy with Innovative Engineering on December 11, 2019 - Kamena Courla/GR

• EPTA on March 29, 2020 - Ringberg/DE

• 6. Workshop on CSS & GPS  Radio Sources on June 9, 2020 - Torun/PL

• 15th European VLBI Network Symposium and User´s meeting on July 6, 2020 - Cork/IR

Links to these and to other related events are in our Calendar.



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