The EVN/JIVE Newsletter #61 is published

Published on 3 January 2022


The January 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 January 2022 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 dark matter, star formation in luminous infrared galaxies, the solar wind by the observation of a spacecraft during its solar conjunction and jets in radiogalaxies;
  • News from the EVN Network Members and collaborators including information about the publication of a book commemorating the origins of the institute of Radioastronomy (Italy), the new memorandum of understanding for the East Asian VLBI Network, an article about Radio astronomy and Space science in Azores (Portugal) and the announcement about the second edition of the EVN Online Seminars;
  • Institutional news such the successful closure of the H2020 JUMPING JIVE project as well as updates regarding the OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot (ORP) project;
  • A report from the VLBI Session at the XXXIV General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI).

The EVN/JIVE Newsletter is published quarterly and previous issues could be found at the EVN website. Next newsletter issue will be published in May 2022. Ideas for contributions can be submitted until 28 February 2022 by contacting the JIVE communications officer at

Additional information

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