Symposium Re-inventing Radio Astronomy: Technologies that made a difference, 29 May 2013, ASTRON, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands



Symposium: Re-inventing Radio Astronomy - Technologies that made a difference

Arnold van Ardenne will retire in the spring of 2013. To mark his 65th birthday ASTRON organizes a one day symposium on May 29th, 2013.

Arnold's long career at ASTRON has been of major importance for the development of all kinds of technologies that made a difference in the institute and in the entire field of Radio Astronomy. Arnold expressed his wish to celebrate his birthday with a symposium with in-depth talks addressing key technologies in radio-astronomy in which he has been involved (accepting the unavoidable references to his own contributions).

The symposium has been planned for May 29th, 2013 exactly one month after his 65th birthday and will be followed by a 1.5 day SKA AA Consortium Meeting.

Topics for the symposium range from mm to low-frequency technologies, covering WSRT, JCMT, VLBI and (of course) the SKA.

The full day symposium will take place at ASTRON (Dwingeloo, The Netherlands). Due to restrictions as far as the room is concerned registrations are limited to 100. For that reason attendance will be by invitation only.

After the symposium there will be a reception open to all.

Scientific Organising Committee:
Ger de Bruijn
Harvey Butcher
Peter Hall
Thijs van der Hulst
Justin Jonas
Hans Olofsson
Richard Schilizzi
Marco de Vos (chair)
Peter Wilkinson


Local Organising Committee:
Truus van den Brink-Havinga
André van Es
Ronald Halfwerk
Jan Geralt bij de Vaate


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