11th EVN Symposium and User meeting - Bordeaux, 9-12 October 2012



11th European VLBI Network Symposium and EVN Users Meeting (1st announcement)

Bordeaux, France, 9-12 October 2012


The Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB) at the University of Bordeaux (France), on behalf of the European VLBI Consortium, will host the 11th European VLBI Network (EVN) Symposium and EVN Users Meeting on October 9-12, 2012. The Symposium will be held at the "Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Bordeaux", located in the "Palais de la Bourse", in the center of Bordeaux.

The latest scientific results and technical developments from VLBI and e-VLBI will be reported at the conference. Planned sessions will include stars (from birth to death), galaxies, AGN, extreme astrophysics, astrometry and geodesy, planetary and space science, as well as techniques and developments. Presentations addressing synergy between (e-)VLBI and other new or planned radio facilities (e-MERLIN, EVLA, LOFAR, ALMA, MeerKAT, ASKAP, SKA,...) or instruments at other wavelengths (Fermi, Gaia,...) are welcome. The programme will also include an EVN Users Meeting to foster interaction between the EVN users and the EVN organization. All individuals who have interest in the various research fields of VLBI and related fields are encouraged to attend the symposium and make an oral or poster presentation.


Bordeaux is famous for its wine but also for its rich and varied history. The city center has been recognized as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Additionally, there are many things to discover outside the city in the Aquitaine region.


Accommodation for participants has been pre-booked at several hotels within walkingdistance of the conference venue. For details, see the above web page.


Registration and abstract submission are open and will close on 10 July 2012.


Contact: loc-vlbi@obs.u-bordeaux1.fr