Aerial view of Onsala space observatory
​Aerial view of Onsala space observatory.
​Credit: Onsala space observatory/Västkustflyg

Nearby Galaxies at Low Frequencies: Processes and Probes

​The aim of the workshop is to bring together members of the LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) Nearby Galaxies Working Groups (in the Magnetism and the Surveys Key Science Projects) and other scientists interested in low-frequency probes of physical processes in nearby galaxies. The topics will include:
1) Science: review of and work on ongoing LOFAR projects; probing the thermal and non-thermal gas in galaxies through low-frequency spectral energy distributions; diffusion and ageing of cosmic ray electrons; mapping star formation and evolution in nearby galaxies;  galactic structures (disks, jets, halos); galactic magnetic fields; polarization and depolarization at low frequencies;
2) Data: data processing, calibration, polarization.
3) Future work: pointed observations and exploitation of the LOFAR surveys, scientific collaborations, preparing for the Square Kilometer Array.

Invited speakers: Andrew Fletcher (Newcastle), George Heald (Perth), Volker Heesen (Hamburg), Ann Mao (Bonn), David Mulcahy (Manchester).

The workshop will be held on 29 May – 2 June in Gothenburg, Sweden, at Chalmers University of Technology, and at Onsala Space Observatory, located about 40 km south of Gothenburg.

The workshop is hosted by Onsala Space Observatory and the Division of Astronomy and Plasma Physics at the Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers.
The workshop is sponsored by the Gothenburg Centre for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology (GoCAS).

Published: Thu 11 May 2017.