2-6 September 2024
CJD Bonn Castell
Europe/Berlin timezone

The EVN Symposium

The European VLBI Network Symposium is the main forum for discussion of the latest Very Long Baseline Interferometry scientific results and technical and technological developments within the EVN member countries. The 16th EVN Symposium and Users meeting, hosted by the Max-Planck-Institut für Radiostronomie, is being in Bonn in September 2-6, 2024.

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Conference poster (for PDF version see the poster menu page).

The covered topics will include:

  • Active galactic nuclei and relativistic outflows
  • Starburst galaxies, extragalactic masers, and supernovae
  • Stellar evolution and stellar masers
  • Transient sources and pulsars
  • Astrometric, geodetic & space applications of VLBI
  • VLBI technology developments
  • Users feedback
  • Current and future VLBI facilities and international cooperation

Invited speakers:

  • Markus Ackermann (DESY, Zeuthen, Germany)
  • Bia Boccardi (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany)
  • Roger Deane (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Simon Garrington (Jodrell Bank Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Giancarlo Ghirlanda (Osservatorio di Brera, Milano, Italy)
  • Preeti Kharb (Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Pune, India)
  • Michela Mapelli (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Benito Marcote (Joint Institute for VLBI-ERIC, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands)
  • James Miller-Jones (Curtin University, Melbourne, Australia)
  • Suma Murthy (Joint Institute for VLBI-ERIC, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands)
  • Alexander Plavin (Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Eduardo Ros (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany)
  • Gabriele Surcis (Osservatorio di Cagliari, Italy)
  • Kiyoaki Wajima (KASI Daejeon, Korea & Shanghai Observatory, PR China)
  • Benjamin Winkel (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany)
  • Simona Vegetti (MPA, Garching, Germany)
  • Jun Yang (Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)

Scientific Organising Committee:

  • Tao An (Shanghai Observatory, China)
  • Pikky Atri (ASTRON, Dwingeloo, Netherlands)
  • Paola Castangia (INAF Cagliari, Italy)
  • Talvikki Hovatta (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)
  • Marcin Gawroński (University of Torun, Poland)
  • Michael Lindqvist (Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden)
  • Andrei Lobanov (MPIfR, Bonn, Germany; chair)
  • Sara Motta (INAF Milano, Italy)
  • Tom Muxlow (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Zsolt Paragi (JIV-ERIC, Dwingeloo, Netherlands)
  • Kazi Rygl (INAF Bologna, Italy)

Local Organising Committee:

  • Siân Adey
  • Vieri Bartolini
  • Petra Benke
  • Lena Debbrecht
  • Sergio Dzib-Quijano
  • JongSeo Kim
  • Galina Lipunova
  • Andrei P. Lobanov
  • Jan Röder
  • Eduardo Ros (chair)
  • Saurabh

Important dates:

  • 26 January: First Announcement
  • 20 March: Second Announcement
  • 20 March: Registration and abstract submission opens
  • 10 June: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 29 June: Third announcement: preliminary program made public
  • 10 July: Deadline for registration and payment
  • 22 July: Final Announcement
  • 02 September: Conference starts

We look forward to welcoming you to Bonn in 2024 for what promises to be an exciting and informative event. Stay tuned for more information!

Starts 2 Sep 2024 09:00
Ends 6 Sep 2024 14:00
CJD Bonn Castell
Graurheindorfer Str. 149, 53117 Bonn

Conference Fee

A conference fee will be charged to cover the cost of the conference room, lunches, coffee breaks, social activities, and the conference dinner.  

The conference fee is 350€.  A reduced fee for graduate students has been established, for 250€.  Further instructions on the payment will follow per email.

Location and Accommodation

The conference will be held at the CJD Bonn Castell, a conference centre at Graurheindorfer Str. 149, 53117 Bonn (see https://www.cjd-bonn.de/), conveniently located near the city centre and the Rhine promenade (public transportation stop is “Innenministerium"). The conference centre has its own hotel rooms, with 59 single and 33 double rooms (86€ and 128€ per night respectively, including breakfast buffet), all with shower, WC and TV.  We encourage you to use this option.

You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements with the conference venue (see below).  Please email your booking request to reservierung@cjd.de and quote the booking code "Max-Planck-Institut" when contacting the CJD.

Conference Proceedings

As it has been the case for all earlier EVN Symposia, the EVN Symposium 2024 will have conference proceedings which will be made available online and will be registered at the ADS.  The Proceedings will be not peer-reviewed and will be edited, similarly to the Proceedings of the EVN Symposium in 2002 (see e.g., https://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/div/vlbi/evn2002/book/).

What to do in Bonn and around

Near the city are some impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruehl (15km north of Bonn), Cologne Cathedral (35km north), Aix-la-Chapelle (aka Aachen) Cathedral (80km north-west), the former Zollverein coking plant in Essen (100km north), or the Roman monuments, cathedral and Church of Our Lady in Trier (150km south-east). The area around Bonn is home to one of the largest concentrations of museums in Europe (not only the Museum Mile in Bonn, but also the attractions in Cologne). The Rhine is a beautiful tourist area. The so-called Romantic Rhine covers the Rhine Valley between Rüdesheim and Bonn. Beautiful scenery, picturesque castles and fertile vineyards await you (if you are travelling by train from Frankfurt via Koblenz, take a window seat to the right and enjoy the view). The most famous area is the Middle Rhine, 80km to the south, but the area around Bonn is also well worth a visit. We recommend a boat trip to enjoy the panoramic views, either around Bonn or from Koblenz. You can also visit the Drachenfels in the Siebengebirge nature reserve (6km to the south), Eltz Castle (50km to the south), the Ahr valley (30km to the south) or the Volcano Park in the eastern Eifel (50km to the south).

How to get to Bonn

Here you can find additional information.


In accordance with the existing policy of the EVN of pausing collaboration with Russian institutions, it is not possible to allow scientists from Russian and Belarus institutions to attend until such a policy is lifted.