Self-calibration and advanced imaging workshop

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Workshop on self-calibration and advanced imaging

11-13 December 2017 - Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

The Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre organizes a 2-day workshop on self-calibration and advanced imaging, to be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna, Italy) on 11-13 December 2017. Lectures will be held by Ed Fomalont (NRAO/Chile), Anita Richards (UK ARC Node), and Robert Laing (SKA office, Manchester).

The main purpose of this short workshop is to obtain a better understanding of the self-calibration and advanced imaging techniques, in particular on ALMA data. It will be a unique opportunity for the participants to familiarize themselves with these techniques and to discuss about them in an informal way with experts in the field. During the hands-on sessions participants can possibly work on their own datasets, receiving help from the experts and discussing with the other participants. A "backup" dataset will be also made available. Participation is open to all members of nodes of the European ALMA Regional Centre and all interested people working at the Istituto di Radioastronomia.


Monday, 11/12

   14:00 - 15:30 Initial imaging (talk + tutorial) [Ed Fomalont]  Initial imaging script
   15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
   16:00 - 17:30 Self-calibration (talk + tutorial) [Anita Richards]   Selfcal_cont script  Selfcal line script

Tuesday, 12/12

   10:00 - 13:20 Self-calibration (part II)
   Coffee/Tea break at about 11:15 (ca. 15 min)
   13:30               Lunch
   14:30 - 17:00 Advanced imaging + Array combination [Ed Fomalont]   Array combination script
   Coffee/Tea break at about 15:45 (ca. 15 min)

Wednesday, 13/12

   10:00 - 13:20 Continue working on data and discussion 
   Coffee/Tea break at about 11:15 (ca. 15 min)
   13:30               Lunch

The datasets needed for the tutorials are available here:


Registration is now closed.

Registered participants (updated Nov. 28)

  1. Stephen Bourke (Nordic ARC Node)
  2. Ana Lopez Sepulcre (IRAM ARC Node)
  3. Ciro Pappalardo (Portuguese ALMA center of expertise)
  4. Miroslav Barta (Czech ARC Node)
  5. Kazi Rygl (Italian ARC Node)
  6. Claudia Mancuso (Italian ARC Node)
  7. Vincenzo Galluzzi (Italian ARC Node)
  8. Alvaro Sanchez-Monge (German ARC Node)
  9. Rosita Paladino (Italian ARC Node)
  10. Matteo Bonato (Italian ARC Node)
  11. Quirino D'amato (Universita' di Bologna)
  12. Giovanni Sabatini (Universita' di Bologna - IRA)
  13. Jan Brand (Italian ARC node)
  14. Elisabetta Liuzzo (Italian ARC node)
  15. Sandra Burkutean (Italian ARC node)
  16. Marcella Massardi (Italian ARC node
  17. Andrea Giannetti (Italian ARC node)
  18. Myriam Gitti (Universita' di Bologna)
  19. Alessandro Ignesti (Universita' di Bologna)
  20. Ilaria Ruffa (Universita' di Bologna - IRA)
  21. Giuseppe Pupillo (Istituto di Radioastronomia - Bologna)
  22. Beatrice Terni de' Gregory (Universita' di Bologna - IRA)
  23. Chiara Stuardi (Universita' di Bologna - IRA)
  24. Nicola Locatelli (Universita' di Bologna - IRA)


The tutorial will be run on the local ARC cluster. Access details will be circulated to the participants before the meeting.

Venue, Logistics & contacts

The meeting will be held at the Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, Bologna. Directions to reach the campus can be found here. Hotels close to the campus are listed here. For any request please contact the Italian ARC

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