Upcoming ESO or ESO-related workshops
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Interferometer (ALMA) are two leading facilities prominent for high-resolution imaging. VLTI and ALMA data alone provided breakthroughs in astronomy, widening our knowledge of the Universe on several hot topics, such as evolved stars, extrasolar planets, star-forming regions, galaxies, and the high-z Universe. Since the last lustrum, interest is growing within the scientific community to employ both VLTI and ALMA data to derive high-impact results (e.g., A&A 658, A183).
During the three-day workshop, a historical overview of image reconstruction methods will lead the participants to develop the know-how for mutual understanding. Further themes include traditional reconstruction methods, advanced statistical, and machine learning methodology applied to image analysis and model fitting, as well as tools at the interface between the data and imaging. Ample time for discussion is foreseen at the end of each session.
In addition, ample time will be reserved for more focused discussion sessions to forge synergies between different teams and develop plans for collaborative surveys.
Supported by the EU-funded Opticon RadioNet Pilot (ORP), the "VLTI and ALMA Synthesis Imaging" Workshop will be held at the ESO Headquarters in Garching near Munich, from 9 to 12 January 2023.
The registration deadline is 20 December 2022. Registration to the workshop as remote participant is possible until 23 December.
Many aspects of modern peer review have not changed from its inception in the 18th century despite drastic changes in the scientific community. Specifically, contrary to the early days of peer review, it has become a significant challenge to identify experts that can effectively review the more and more specialized fields of science. The problem is exacerbated by the ever-rising number of researchers (having grown by 15% between 2014 and 2018 according to a UNESCO report) also seen through the staggering increase of publications and proposals (doubling every 14 years in astronomy). Some say that peer review has not adequately innovated as technology has advanced and the dissemination of publications has surged, creating a space for stagnant and biased reviews. In this workshop, we want to bring together experts from a large number of facilities (ESO, ESA, ALMA, Space Telescope, NASA, NOIRLab) to discuss the state of peer review and the ways forward for a digital and interconnected science community.
The workshop will be held at the ESO headquarters in Garching near Munich, from 6 to 10 February and will allow virtual as well as in-person participation. Registration is open.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory are jointly organising a symposium with the main goal of maximising the science impact of surveys conducted by both organisation’s facilities. The aims of the symposium are to raise awareness across the respective communities of survey capabilities and to build liaisons in preparation for synergetic surveys, as well as for multi-wavelength follow-up programs. To achieve this, the symposium will have sessions focussing on planned surveys and current and upcoming survey facilities, including SKA pathfinder and precursor instruments as well as the SKA, and ESO’s optical, near infrared and mm facilities. It will cover a variety of research areas: the Galaxy and Solar System science, galaxies and galaxy evolution, EOR and the high-redshift Universe, and transients and time-domain science. In addition, ample time will be reserved for more focussed discussion sessions to forge synergies between different teams and develop plans for collaborative surveys and cross-facility follow-up programs.
The symposium will be held at the ESO headquarters in Garching near Munich (Germany, UTC+1), from 27 February to 3 March and will allow virtual as well as in-person participation.
Abstract submission deadline has passed, but registration is still open.