Workshop on mm-VLBI with ALMA

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22nd January 2015 - Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

The Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre organizes a meeting on the subject of mm-VLBI with ALMA, to be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna, Italy) on 22nd January 2015.

The idea of the workshop is to discuss the status of the mm-VLBI networks, the inclusion of ALMA therein and the role of the European ARC in this process. The meeting will be an open session on 22nd January (all day) including science cases and presentations of the network status to a general public (on the days before we'll be hosting an Italian community workshop on mm astronomy and people might attend both events)

At the workshop there is room for ~ 10 contributing talks (ca. 20 min), either on......

SOC Jan Brand (INAF-IRA, Bologna, Italy; Italian ARC)
Gabriele Giovannini (INAF-IRA, Bologna, Italy; Università di Bologna)
Robert Laing (European Southern Observatory)
Elisabetta Liuzzo (INAF-IRA, Bologna, Italy; Italian ARC)
Marcella Massardi (INAF-IRA, Bologna, Italy; Italian ARC)
Leonardo Testi (European Southern Observatory)


Italian Arc Node

Preliminary Program

Thursday, 01/22/2014

 9.30 -  9.45       : Welcome                                              [Liuzzo/Brand]                    
 9.45 - 10.15       : Towards the event horizon - BlackHoleCam project     [Falcke] 
10.15 - 10.35       : The Alma phasing project                             [Fish (TBC)]           
10.35 - 10.55       : EHT                                                  [Doeleman (TBC)]          
10.55 - 11.25       : COFFEE BREAK                                       
11.25 - 11.55       : Review on blazar science with mm-VLBI                [Giroletti]
11.55 - 13.10       : 5 x 15 m  contributed talks on AGN scince    

13.10 - 14.10       : LUNCH
14.10 - 14.40       : Review on maser science with mm-VLBI                 [Colomer] 
14.40 - 15.55       : 5 x 15 m contributed talks on maser science
15.55 - 16.10       : Pulsars with the phased ALMA array                   [Kramer]
16.10 - 16.40       : COFFEE BREAK                                     
16.40 - 16.55       : ALMA correlator status- VLBI compatibility           [Baudry] 
16.55 - 17.10       : IRAM activity                                        [Gueth (TBC)]                         
17.10 - 17.25       : KVN                                                  [Bong Von Sohn (TBC)]
17.25 - 17.45       : Using ALMA as part of the GMVA                       [Ros]
17.45 - 18.30       : final discussion on future mm-VLBI networks


Please fill in the registration form if you are interested to participate and/or give a contibution. No registration fee is requested. Registration deadline is ....

Social dinner ??

Tutorial & Videocon

????? The tutorial will be run on the local ARC cluster. Access details will be circulated to the participants before the meeting. A videocon session can be organized for a restricted number of participants. Access details will be circulated to the participants.

Venue, Logistics & contacts

The workshop will take place in the CNR Research Area in Bologna, room 216 (main hall, first floor). The CNR Research Area in Bologna can be reached by following the directions given here . The Institute of Radioastronomy is also hosted in the same Research Area.

For any request please contact the Italian ARC