Over 70 students from all over the world participated in the 9th European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2022), funded by the ORP Project and hosted by JIVE and ASTRON in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands) between 19 - 23 September 2022.
The ERIS 2022 school provided a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry.
Over 20 tutors experts in radio astronomy and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) provided different lectures and tutorials including introduction to interferometry; How to plan and propose for observations; Calibration and imaging of interferometry data; and Observing techniques with various arrays (e.g. LOFAR, e-MERLIN, EVN/VLBI, ALMA and NOEMA). During the week students also worked in small groups with the tutors to prepare an observing proposal to present it during the last day of the school.
The School was also complemented by several activities outside the programme of Lectures and Tutorials, including a visit to the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, a visit to the JIVE Correlator or the organisation of the Evening Lecture “Supermassive black holes and where to find them” by James Moran (Harvard Smithsonian CfA, USA), who is one of the world experts in the use of VLBI to study cosmic masers and supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies.
The School was co-organised by JIVE and ASTRON and sponsored by the H2020 Opticon RadioNet Pilot (ORP) Project.
For more information please visit the ERIS 2022 website.
Group Picture ERIS 2022 School organised in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands. Credit: Zsolt Paragi / JIVE.