The YERAC has been held almost every year since 1968, hosted by the various European Radio Astronomical Institutes. It gives undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral
students in radio astronomy from all over Europe the opportunity to meet and present their work. For many of the participants, YERAC is the first international meeting and a good opportunity to get practice presenting their research.
Due to its nature, YERAC covers all aspects of radio astronomy, from the Sun out to the cosmic microwave background, from stars and planets to the most distant galaxies, using single dish and interferometric techniques, models and theoretical work.
YERAC is especially valuable in forging pan-European links between new astronomers which frequently lead to fruitful collaborations over many decades.
The Istituto di Radioastronomia hosted the YERAC three times in the past: in
1972, 1980 and 1996.
Participation in YERAC is by nomination only. A maximum of about 50 participants will be accepted. Directors of radio astronomical institutes and University Departments are invited to send one student and inform the organization of the YERAC as soon as possible, and in any case no later than May 15th, 2017.
RadioNet and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Istituto di Radioastronomia will cover the costs of accommodation and lunch for each participant. No further support to participants will be allocated. No registration fee is requested.
Find information on YERAC 2017 here.
Find information on the previous YERAC conferences here.