Lorentz Center - Surveying the low frequency sky with LOFAR from 8 Mar 2010 through 12 Mar 2010
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    Surveying the low frequency sky with LOFAR
    from 8 Mar 2010 through 12 Mar 2010

 

PROGRAM

 

 

All lectures will be in room 201 of the Huygens Building. Parallel sessions will be organized on the spot.

 

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Monday 8 March 2010

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09:00 - 10:00        Office assignment and coffee

10:00 - 10:15        Welcome by the Lorentz Center (Mieke Schutte)

                               Welcome by Scientific Organizers (Huub Rottgering)

                               (Presentation)

 

                               Science with LOFAR

10:15 - 10:40        Michael Wise: LOFAR opening up the low frequency sky

                               (Presentation)

10:40 - 11:05        Leon Koopmans: Epoch of Reionization

                               (Presentation)

11:05 - 11:20        Huub Rottgering: Surveying the low frequency sky

                               (Presentation)

11:20 - 11:45        Ralph Wijers: Transient radio sky

                               (Presentation)

11:45 - 12:10        Krzysztof Chyzy: Cosmic magnetism

                               (Presentation)

 

12:10- 13:30         Lunch break@Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

13:30 - 13:55        Heino Falcke: Cosmic rays

                               (Presentation)

13:55 - 14:20        Kurt van der Heijden: Surveying the sky with Meerkat

                               (Presentation)

14:20 - 14:30        Daan du Toit: Strategic perspectives from South Africa

                               (Presentation)

14:30 - 14:55        Ray Norris: Surveying the sky with ASKAP

                               (Presentation)

14:55 - 15:15        Coffee/tea break

 

                               Recent science results

15:15 - 15:35        Reinout van Weeren: Shocks in nearby clusters

15:35 - 17:00        Discussion KSP+path finder synergies

 

17:00 - 18:30        Wine & cheese party in the common room

 

 

 

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Tuesday 9 March 2010                                            

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                               LOFAR survey project: status reports

09:30 - 09:50        Michael Wise: MSSS

                               (Presentation)

09:50 - 10:05        David Rafferty: RFI

                               (Presentation)

10:05 - 10:25        Bas van der Tol: Ionospheric calibration and the imager

                               (Presentation)

10:25 - 10:40        Olaf Wucknitz: Analysis of early LOFAR data with VLBI

                               methods (Presentation)

10:40 - 10:55        Coffee/tea break

10:55 - 11:10        Reinout van Weeren: 3C61

11:10 - 11:25        Antonis Polatidis: LOFAR operations and schedules

                               (Presentation)

11:25 - 11:40        George Heald / John McKean: Data available

                               (Presentation)

11:40 - 12:00        Neal Jackson: Summary technical issues

                               (Presentation)

 

12:00 - 13:00        Lunchbreak@Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

                               LOFAR survey project: Reports from the PIs

13:00 - 13:15        Huub Rottgering: 1. General overview

13:15 - 13:20        2. The Galactic plane

13:20 - 13:25        3. The highest redshift radio sources

                               (Presentation)

13:25 - 13:35        Marcus Brüggen/Gianfranco Brunetti: Clusters and cluster

                               halo sources

13:35 - 13:45        Matt Lehnert / Peter Barthel: Cosmic Star-Formation history

13:45 - 13:55        Philip Best: AGN at moderate redshifts

13:55 - 14:05        John Conway/Krzysztof Chyzy: Nearby galaxies

14:05 - 14:15        Neal Jackson/Olaf Wucknitz: Strong lensing

                               (Presentation)

14:15 - 14:25        Matt Jarvis: Cosmological Parameters and Large-scale

                               structure

14:25 - 14:45        Coffee/tea break

14:45 - 16:45        Parallel Science group meetings

 

18:30 - 22:00        Workshop dinner@Faculty Club downtown Leiden

                               Map -  Sign up

                               Transportation: not arranged (bus schedule and map is in

                               your folder and in the link above)

 

 

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Wednesday 10 March 2010                                              

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09:30 - 09:50        Alvise Raccanelli: ISW with LOFAR

09:50 - 10:10        Prina Patel: Lensing with LOFAR

10:10 - 10:30        Rossella Cassano: Radio halos in the LOFAR era

10:30 - 10:50        Matthias Hoeft: Radio Relics and the origin of cosmic

                               magnetic fields

10:50 - 11:10        Coffee/tea break

11:10 - 12:10        Parallel:

                               George Heald + John McKean: BBS Tutorial

                               Neal Jackson: Expert discussion on LOFAR data reduction

                               Survey technical working group meeting

 

12:10 - 13:10        Lunchbreak@Gorlaeus Restaurant

                                           

                               Parallel

13:10 - 14:10        George Heald + John McKean: BBS Tutorial

                               Neal Jackson: Expert discussion on LOFAR data reduction

                               Survey technical working group meeting

14:10 - 14:30        Coffee/tea break

14:30 - 16:30        Parallel

                               BBS Practicing

                               Working on data

                               Science group work

16:30 - 17:00        Concluding session

 

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Thursday 11 March 2010                                        

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09:30 - 09:45        Rainer Beck: Status of the Magnetism KSP and RM

                               synthesis

09:45 - 10:00        James Anderson: Polarisation commissioning

10:00 - 10:20        Coffee/tea break

10:20 - 12:10        Parallel          

                               George Heald + John McKean: BBS Practicing

                               Neal Jackson: Working on data

                               Science group work

 

12:10 - 13:10        Lunch break@Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

13:10 - 15:05        Parallel: Science Group meetings

15:05 - 15:25        Coffee/tea break

15:25 - 16:10        Pis: report from science groups

16:10 - 16:40        Michael Wise: MSSS discussion

16:40 - 16:55        Neal Jackson: Status LOFAR data and reduction

16:55 - 17:10        Huub Rottgering: planning and concluding session                          

 

 

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Friday 12 March 2010                                              

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                               Conclusions and future directions

09:30 - 12:30        Parallel          

                               George Heald + John McKean: BBS Practicing

                               Working on data

                               Science group work

12:30 - 13:30        Lunch break@Gorlaeus Restaurant

 

13:30 - 14:15        Concluding session on LOFAR data

 

 

 

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