Radio Interferometry SS 2017 (8404)

Dr. Stefanie Mühle, Dr. Benjamin Magnelli, Prof. F. Bertoldi, Dr. Alexander Karim, Prof. Dr. M. Kramer, PD Dr. R. Mauersberger
 
 

The course "Radio Interferometry: Methods and Science" offers a hands-on overview of major aspects of radio/mm/submm interferometry for master students, PhD students and senior astronomers. The lectures start with a general introduction to radio interferometry and data reduction, followed by an overview of various fields of research and the special observing modes that they require, given by experts of the respective fields. The latest developments of selected world-leading radio/mm/submm interferometers will be presented as well.

The course also comprises a hands-on tutorial, where participants learn how to reduce interferometric data with the Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) package.

As a Master student you can take this course for credit, obtaining 4 CP. Following the hands-on approach of the course, the coursework relevant for the final grade consists of assignments related to the data reduction and analysis of a small interferometric dataset: commented scripts and logs used for the data reduction and analysis, followed by a presentation (Referat, 15 min length) and a short paper summarizing the data reduction, the analysis and the scientific results (5-12 A4 pages). It is expected that "for credit" students attend all the lectures and tutorials and register for the exam on Basis before the deadline!

You are also very welcome to attend if you do NOT want/need to earn credit points. In this case, feel free to pick only some lectures and/or the tutorial.

On 19 April, we will collect the email addresses of all participants to set up a mailing list that we will use to circulate updates, material and other information related to the course. If you can't attend on 19 April, but are interested in participating in the course, please contact us before 21 April.

We will offer remote access to the lectures and tutorials on a best-efforts basis (maximum 5 remote locations). If you would like to follow the course from a remote location, please contact us before 01 April.

Note: the lectures start on 19 April 2016!


Time:

Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45 lecture, 12:00-12:45 tutorial

Location:

AIfA Room 0.006

Organization:

Stefanie Mühle, muehle at astro.uni-bonn.de, AIfA R. 1.002

Schedule

19 April

10:15 - 11:45

Introduction to interferometry

R. Mauersberger

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: introduction, installation

S. Mühle

26 April

10:15 - 11:45

Interferometry basics

A. Karim

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: first steps, trouble-shooting

S. Mühle, R. Schaaf

03 May

10:15 - 11:45

Calibration

A. Sánchez-Monge

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: calibration I

B. Magnelli

10 May

10:15 - 11:45

Imaging

A. Sánchez-Monge

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: calibration II

B. Magnelli

17 May

10:15 - 11:45

Dies academicus - no lecture

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12:00 - 12:45

no tutorial

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24 May

10:15 - 11:45

Polarimetry

Y. Pidopryhora

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: calibration III

B. Magnelli

31 May

10:15 - 11:45

Spectral line interferometry

L. Moser

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: calibration IV

B. Magnelli

07 June

10:15 - 11:45

no lecture

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12:00 - 12:45

no tutorial

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14 June

10:15 - 11:45

LOFAR

A. Horneffer

12:00 - 13:00

CASA: imaging I

B. Magnelli

21 June

10:15 - 11:45

VLBI

O. Wucknitz

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: imaging II

B. Magnelli

28 June

10:15 - 11:45

SKA and precursors

M. Kramer

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: imaging III

B. Magnelli

05 July

10:15 - 11:45

ALMA

S. Mühle

12:00 - 12:45

data reduction in AIPS

S. Mühle

12 July

10:15 - 11:45

Proposal preparation

S. Mühle

12:00 - 12:45

CASA: analysis

B. Magnelli

19 July

10:15 - 11:45

CASA Q&A

B. Magnelli

12:00 - 12:45

CASA Q&A

B. Magnelli

26 July

10:15 - 12:45

student presentations

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