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.

Very long baseline interferometry at millimetre/submillimetre wavelengths offers the highest achievable spatial resolution at any wavelength in astronomy and the inclusion of ALMA into a global network will bring unprecedented sensitivity.

An international consortium is presently constructing a beamformer for ALMA in Chile that will be available as a facility instrument. The extraordinary sensitivity of phased ALMA, combined with the extremely fine angular resolution available on baselines to the Northern Hemisphere, will enable transformational new very long baseline interferometry observations in the 0.8 mm and 1.3 mm bands, and provide substantial improvements to existing VLBI arrays at 7 and 3 mm. The ALMA beamformer will have impact on a variety of scientific topics, including accretion and outflow processes around black holes in active galactic nuclei, tests of general relativity near black holes, jet launch and collimation from AGN and microquasars, pulsar and magnetar emission processes, the chemical history of the universe and the evolution of fundamental constants across cosmic time, maser science, and astrometry.

At this workshop we want to review this broad range of science topics allowed by mm-VLBI with ALMA and also discuss the status of the existing and future mm-VLBI networks. This should involve not only current VLBI users but also those who are just becoming interested in this rapidly evolving field.

At the workshop there is room for ~ 10 contributed talks (ca. 15 min).

Please note that on the days before of the this workshop, we'll be hosting an Italian community workshop on mm astronomy.

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)

LOC
Italian Arc Node


Preliminary Program

Thursday, 01/22/2014

 9.10 -  9.25       : Welcome                                              [Liuzzo/Brand]                    
 9.25 - 11.00       : Title TBD                                            [Falcke] 
                    : Title TBD                                            [Fish]           
                    : Title TBD                                            [Doeleman]          
11.00 - 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   

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 
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]                         
17.10 - 17.25       : KVN                                                  [Bong Von Sohn]
17.25 - 17.40       : title TBD                                            [Lonsdale]
17.40 - 18.00       : Using ALMA as part of the GMVA                       [Ros]

Participants

(last update November 25th)

Alberdi Antxon (IAA-CSIC)
Agudo Ivan (JIVE)
Arcidiacono Carmelo (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna)
Asadi Saghar (Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University)
Baudry Alain (University of Bordeaux, OASU/LAB)
Biggs Andy ESO
Boller Thomas (MPE Garching)
Brand Jan (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Bruni Gabriele MPIfR
Casasola Viviana (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Colomer Francisco Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN-OAN), Spain
Dallacasa Daniele (DIFA - UniBO)
D'Ammando Filippo INAF-IRA, Unibo
Falcke Heino (Radboud University NL/ASTRON/MPIfR Bonn)
Feretti Luigina (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy))
Galluzzi Vincenzo (INAF Bologna)
Giannini Teresa (INAF-OAR)
Giovannini Gabriele (Bologna University & IRA/INAF)
Giroletti Marcello (INAF Istituto di Radioastronomia)
Gomez Jose L. (Instituto de Astrofisica de Ancalucia - CSIC)
Guirado Jose Carlos (Universidad de Valencia)
Gueth Frederic IRAM
Hughes David Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica,Óptica y Electrónica
Humphreys Liz ESO
Iono Daisuke (NAOJ)
Jung Taehyun Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute
Kadler Matthias Univ. Wuerzburg
Koyama Shoko Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Kramer Michael MPI fuer Radioastronomie
Krichbaum Thomas (MPIfR)
Laing Robert (ESO)
Lico Rocco (Università di Bologna & IRA/INAF)
Likhachev Sergey (Astro Space Center)
Lindqvist Michael (Onsala Space Observatory)
Liuzzo Elisabetta (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Lonsdale Colin MIT Haystack Observatory
Lorenzetti Dario INAF - Osservatorio di Roma
Lu Rusen (MPIfR)
Mantovani Franco (Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna)
Marcelino Nuria (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Maris Assimo Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Bologna Marti-Vidal Ivan (Onsala Space Observatory)
Massardi Marcella (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Mignano Arturo (INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Muehle Stefanie (German ARC node, Argelander Institute for Astronomy)
Muxlow Tom (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics)
Orienti Monica INAF-IRA
Pace Giancarlo (CAUP, Porto, Portugal)
Paladino Rosita (Bologna University; INAF/IRA,Bologna(Italy); Italian ARC)
Petry Dirk (ESO)
Prandoni Isabella (Ira - Inaf)
Richards Anita (JBCA, Manchester)
Rivilla Victor M. Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Ros Eduardo (MPIfR)
Rossi Andrea (INAF-IASFBO)
Rudnitskiy Alexey (Astro Space Center)
Rushton Anthony Oxford University
Rygl Kazi (ESA-Estec)
Savolainen Tuomas (Aalto University Metsahovi Radio Observatory)
Schulz Robert Univ. Wuerzburg; Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg Stanghellini Carlo (IRA-INAF)
Tazaki Fumie NAOJ
Testi Leonardo (ESO/Arcetri)
Tilanus Remo (Allegro, Leiden Observatory; IMAPP, Radboud University)
van Bemmel Ilse (JIVE)
van Langevelde Huib (JIVE)
Vigorito Annalisa dipartimento di chimica "Giacomo Ciamician" di Bologna
Wootten Al (NRAO)
Zanichelli Alessandra (INAF-IRA)
Zwaan Martin (ESO)

Registration

The SOC will decide on contributed talks on the basis of the Abstracts provided on the registration form.
There is no registration fee.

The registration deadline was 1 December 2014. The maximum number of participants is 85.

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. A selection of hotels in Bologna can be found in this list.

If you have questions, please contact us:

mm-workshop@ira.inaf.it