Upcoming conferences

The Power of Faraday Tomography: Towards 3D Mapping of Cosmic Magnetic Fields

28 May – 2 June 2018, Miyazaki, Japan

Magnetic fields play vital roles on all scales throughout the Universe: allowing the creation of stars and exoplanets, affecting the gas flows in the interstellar medium, forming galactic and AGN jet structures, and permeating the cosmic web such as galaxy clusters. One of the breakthroughs given by such modern radio telescopes is wide bandwidth in frequency. It improves, for example, the sensitivity, the spectral index estimation, and depolarization analysis. Moreover, it brings us an innovative data analysis method called Faraday tomography. We hold here the workshop to review the current status and future prospects of Faraday tomography, combining astronomical observations, numerical simulations, and astrophysical theories. An ASKAP POSSUM project meeting will take place during the conference.


IAU General Assembly Focus Meeting 8: New Insights in Extragalactic Magnetic Fields

29-31 August 2018, Vienna, Austria

The coming years and decades will see a burst in our information and understanding of extragalactic magnetic fields due to the next generation of radio astronomy facilities, especially the SKA and its precursors, as well as major advances in MHD numerical simulations and algorithmic improvements to extract magnetism information from the databases. The Focus Meeting will be the moment to discuss the challenges and opportunities for understanding the magnetized Universe from scales of galaxies to the cosmic web and connect information across the spectrum.


IAU General Assembly Focus Meeting 4: Magnetic fields along the star-formation sequence

30-31 August 2018, Vienna, Austria

It is believed that magnetic fields play important roles in star formation processes, in particular to overcome both the angular momentum and magnetic flux problems. Polarimetry from the optical to the centimeter wavelengths has been the most powerful observing technique to study magnetic fields: in this Focus Meeting we wish to bring together communities working with polarimetric observations of the various stages and objects along the star formation sequence, from the structure of star-forming molecular clouds to the arrival of young stars on the zero-age main sequence. The goal is to discuss how to compare observations of magnetic fields at different evolutionary stages and physical scales such that we can establish a coherent view of their key role in the multi-scale process of star formation. Combining results from different fields is complex, and thus we will emphasize how different measurements of the magnetic fields can be compared and interpreted into a coherent picture despite widely varying observing techniques, and the very different objects and physical scales that are probed.


LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project annual meeting

10-14 September 2018, Kraków, Poland

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the LOFAR Magnetism Key Science Project will take place in Kraków, Poland. The meeting includes two days of science presentations, and 3 Busy Days. The meeting is organised by the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University, and will be hosted in the main building of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science. The purpose of this Meeting is to present recent science results obtained with LOFAR, discuss future work of the MKSP within the LOFAR project, as well as other related tasks.


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