VLBI school 2016

2nd IVS Training School on VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry

Date:  2016, March 9-12
Place: Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy (South Africa)

The aim of this training school was to convey knowledge to the next generation researchers who will work with the next generation VLBI system for Geodesy and Astrometry. The goal was to cover all major aspects of todays VLBI system and the next generation VLBI system. The school coverer technical aspects, observations, correlation, data analysis and the interpretation of results.

The program can be found here: Program of the VLBI-school

The VLBI training school was part of the activities in the IVS Committe on Training and Education of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) . The organizing committee consisted of

The teaching team consists of members of the international components of the IVS:

  • Thomas Artz (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Johannes Böhm (Vienna Technical University, Austria)
  • Walter Brisken (NRAO, USA)
  • Roger Cappallo (MIT, Haystack Observatory)
  • Patrick Charlot (Bordeaux Observatory, France)
  • John Gipson (NASA, NVI Inc., USA)
  • Rüdiger Haas (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Thomas Hobiger (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Chris Jacobs (JPL, NASA, USA)
  • Axel Nothnagel (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Alexander Neidhardt (TU Munich, Germany)
  • Bill Petrachenko (National Resources Canada, Canada)
  • Gino Tuccari (Instituto di Radioastronomia, Italy)
  • Harro Verkouter (JIVE, The Netherlands)

Lecture notes:
The lecture notes of the 2nd IVS Training School on VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry are available here.

All successfully participating students received a certification of their participation.

The VLBI Training school was be held at Hartebeesthoek Radio Observatory.

The participation in the training school required a bachelor degree in geodesy, astronomy, physics, geophysics, electrical engineering or engineering physics.  Applicants with master’s degree or PhD degree in one of these areas were welcome, too. A reference letter by a supervisor was also required.

Applications for participation:

The number of students was restricted to 40. Applications for participation had to be submitted electronically as pdf-files. The applications had to include:

  1. A personal statement describing the motivation for the application.
  2. Information on the educational background (e.g. scanned degree certificate).
  3. A letter of recommendation by a supervisor.

Last update: 2018-08-10, by Rüdiger Haas