The May 2022 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 May 2022 issue include:
- Statement of the EVN Directors on the events unfolding in Ukraine
- Announcement for the new call for proposals to use the European VLBI Network (EVN);
- Announcement for first online EVN Users' Training Event on 11 May 2022;
- Information about contribution of the EVN and JIVE to the global effort to study Tidal Disruption Events, masers and Fast Radio Bursts;
- News from the EVN Network Members and collaborators including information about the celebrations of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science at Yebes Observatory (Spain), information about the final EVN Online Seminar in May and the 15th European VLBI Network Symposium to be organised in July in Cork (Ireland)
- Updates regarding the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) project;
- A report from the VLBI in the SKA Era Symposium and information regarding the ERIS 2022 school.
The EVN/JIVE Newsletter is published quarterly and previous issues could be found at the EVN website. Next newsletter issue will be published in September 2022. Ideas for contributions can be submitted until 1 July 2022 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