We are pleased to announce the 6th annual Scintillometry Workshop, taking place at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, from 4 to 8 November 2019.
The word "scintillometry", a portmanteau of the words "scintillation" and "astrometry", refers to the use of the interference pattern caused by multipath propagation through the ISM as a high-resolution probe of pulsars (and potentially FRBs). Conversely, scintillation is a powerful probe of the interstellar medium, revealing small scale structure and magnetization of the free electrons which cause scattering.
In this workshop, we will discuss the many recent developments in the field, including mapping scattering screens using VLBI, using scintillation to spatially resolve pulsar emission and solve pulsar orbits, studies of plasma lensing in plasma-dense environments, physical models of scintillation, and ways to remove scintillation/scattering from a pulsar's intrinsic emission.
Each day will be a mixture of scientific talks, structured discussions, and open time for discussion and collaboration. There will be a conference dinner, and a day trip to the Effelsberg telescope to any interested participants, dates TBD.
Registration is now open! If you would like to present a talk, we ask you to submit an abstract by Friday September 6.
Science Organising Committee (SOC):
- Robert Main (MPIfR) - ramain (at) mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
- Franz Kirsten (Chalmers)
- Dongzi Li (Toronto / CITA / Dunlap)
- JP Macquart (Curtin)
- Viswesh Marthi (Toronto / CITA / Dunlap)
- James McKee (MPIfR)
- Ue-Li Pen (Toronto / CITA / Dunlap)
- Dana Simard (Toronto / CITA / Dunlap)
- Laura Spitler (MPIfR)
- Dan Stinebring (Oberlin College)
- Olaf Wucknitz (MPIfR)