The September 2021 issue of the EVN/JIVE Newsletter is now available and includes relevant updates of the European VLBI Network (EVN). The newsletter can be accessed here.
Highlights of the September 2021 issue include:
- Announcement for the new call for proposals to use the European VLBI Network (EVN);
- Information about contribution of the EVN and JIVE to the global effort to study quasars, blazars, comlex supernovas and localisations of fast radio bursts;
- News from the EVN Network Members including information about the Effelsberg Telescope 50th anniversary and the aftermaths of the flooding event at the observatory in July 2021;
- Institutional news such as update on the closure of the H2020 JUMPING JIVE project;
- Reports from events such as the EVN online mini-Symposium and Users Meeting in 2021 and the VLBI Special Session organised in the framework of the EAS 2021 Meeting.
The EVN/JIVE Newsletter is published quarterly and previous issues could be found at the EVN website. Next newsletter issue will be published in January 2022. Ideas for contributions can be submitted until 15 November 2021 by contacting the JIVE communications officer at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
The European VLBI Network (EVN) is an interferometric array of radio telescopes spread throughout Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Americas that conducts unique, high-resolution, radio astronomical observations of cosmic radio sources. Established in 1980, the EVN has grown into the most sensitive VLBI array in the world, including over 20 individual telescopes, among them some of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescopes. The EVN is composed of 13 Full Member Institutes and 5 Associated Member Institutes.
The Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE) has as its primary mission to operate and develop the EVN data processor, a powerful supercomputer that combines the signals from radio telescopes located across the planet. Founded in 1993, JIVE is since 2015 a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) with seven member countries: France, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain and Sweden; additional support is received from partner institutes in China, Germany and South Africa. JIVE is hosted at the offices of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) in the Netherlands.
Jorge Rivero González
JIVE Science Communications Officer