The May 2021 issue of the EVN/JIVE Newsletter is now available and includes relevant updates of the European VLBI Network (EVN). The May 2021 Newsletter can be accessed here.
Highlights of the May 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 M87, the study of HI in AGNs, fast radio bursts, and polarization studies with Radioastron;
- News from the EVN Network Members including information about Jodrell Bank and the Sardina Radio telescope;
- Institutional news such as Italy joining JIVE ERIC as full member, JIVE ERIC Director Francisco Colomer was appointed as chair of the ERIC Forum and the announcement of the start of the EC H2020 Opticon-RadioNet pilot project;
- Updates from events such as the EVN online mini-Symposium and Users Meeting in 2021 and EVN e-Seminars.
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 2021. Contributions to the next issue can be submitted until 10 August 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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