Special Session SS11 3 – 6 April 2018 (TBD)

Exploring the Universe: a European vision for the future of VLBI

Aims and scope

The aim of this special session is to discuss and position the role of very long baseline interferometry at radio wavelengths (VLBI) in the context of the challenges and open questions of astrophysics as we approach the next decade. VLBI arrays are the only instruments capable of reaching milliarsecond scale resolution and below, and with the proposed symposium we plan to address those astrophysical key areas where VLBI will prove to be crucial for a major improvement of our knowledge. This special session will be part of an ongoing effort to shape the new VLBI roadmap for the next decade, and will provide us a very good chance to gather many experts within and outside the VLBI community, to discuss the most fundamental astrophysical questions VLBI will be able to address, complementing the other main forthcoming astronomical facilities.


Invited speakers

Scientific organisers
Tiziana Venturi (tventuri @ ira.inaf.it), Istituto di Radioastronomia, INAF
Zsolt Paragi (zparagi @ jive.eu) Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE)
Michael Lindqvist (Michael.Lindqvist @ chalmers.se) Onsala Space Observatory

Tiziana Venturi - tventuri @ ira.inaf.it
Paragi - zparagi @ jive.eu
Lindqvist -Michael.Lindqvist @ chalmers.se

Updated on Thu Sep 14 16:19:54 CEST 2017