ERIS 2019 – First announcement

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ERIS 2019 – First announcement

We are happy to announce that the Eighth European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS) will take place in Gothenburg (Sweden) during the week 7 – 11 October 2019. 

ERIS will provide a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. The topics covered by the lectures/tutorials will include:

  • Calibration and imaging of continuum, spectral line, and polarization data;
  • Observing techniques for low frequencies (e.g. LOFAR), intermediate frequencies (e.g. VLA and e-MERLIN), high frequencies (e.g. ALMA and NOEMA), and VLBI (e.g. EVN);
  • Extracting the information from astronomical data and interpreting the results;
  • Choosing the most suitable array and observing plan for your project.​

Participants are expected to bring their own laptops, with CASA pre-installed.

The school will be hosted by Onsala Space Observatory​ at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). The school will take place at Hotel Panorama in Gothenburg. Accommodation will also be at Hotel Panorama. Participants will be sharing double rooms. 

This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet].

Please register via the school website (deadline 3 May):

Due to logistical limitations we will be able to accommodate up to about 70 participants. About two weeks after the registration deadline, you will get information about whether your participation has been accepted or not. In case of oversubscription, we will strive for a balance in e.g. gender and geographical distribution when selecting participants. Accepted participants will then be asked to pay the registration fee of 2100 SEK (incl. VAT; about 200 Euro). It will cover the accommodation and half board for the 5 days of the school, from the arrival on Sunday 6 October 2019 to the departure on Friday 11 October 2019.


Support (travel, registration fee, etc.) is available for up to 1-2 persons from African institutions via the H2020 program JUMPING JIVE. If you are eligible and wish to apply for this support please contact Robert Beswick ( as soon as possible.

If you need a visa to enter Sweden, please start the application process as soon as possible after you have been accepted to attend the school. We can provide you with an invitation letter if you need one. In such a case, please contact us at


SOC: Arancha Castro-Carrizo (IRAM, NOEMA), Liz Humphreys (ESO, Garching), Katharine Johnston (University of Leeds), Robert Laing (SKA, Jodrell Bank Observatory), Michael Lindqvist (Chalmers, Chair), Matthias Maercker (Chalmers), John McKean (ASTRON), Monica Orienti (INAF), Anita Richards (JBCA), Eduardo Ros (MPIfR, Bonn), Ilse van Bemmel (JIVE), Wouter Vlemmings (Chalmers)

LOCStephen Bourke, Michael Lindqvist, Matthias Maercker (Chair), Magnus Thomasson

Contact: The SOC and the LOC have a common email address:


First distributed on March 4, 2019

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