Gas and Magnetic Fields in Galaxies with ASKAP

A one-day workshop on

"Gas and Magnetic Fields in Galaxies with ASKAP"

will be held at the ATNF headquarters in Sydney on Tuesday, 7th April, 2009.

In June 2009, the ATNF will seek submissions for large survey proposals using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). The goal of this workshop is to discuss the prospects, issues, challenges and synergies for ASKAP survey proposals relating to studies of magnetic fields (synchrotron emission, polarisation, Faraday rotation) and the diffuse interstellar medium (HI emission and absorption) in the Milky Way and in external galaxies.

If you are interested in participating, please confirm your attendance by 1 April, 2009, by email to Bryan Gaensler (bgaensler@usyd.edu.au). There is no registration fee; lunch and tea breaks will be provided for all participants. If you would like to give a talk, please email a talk title when you confirm your attendance. If you have dietary constraints, please also note this in your email.

I look forward to seeing you in Sydney on 7th April.

Bryan Gaensler
bgaensler@usyd.edu.au



WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

  • 20 minute talks: 15 minutes + 5 minutes of questions
  • 25 minute talks: 20 minutes + 5 minutes of questions
  • 30 minute talks: 25 minutes + 5 minutes of questions


SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO ASKAP (Chair: Bryan Gaensler)
0900-0925Ilana Feain (ATNF)"Surveys with the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder"
0925-0950Matthew Whiting (ATNF)"Overview of ASKAP computing"
 
0950-1020Coffee
 
SESSION 2: MAGNETIC FIELDS IN GALAXIES (Chair: Simon Johnston)
1020-1045Ray Norris (ATNF)"EMU: Evolutionary Map of the Universe"
1045-1110Bryan Gaensler (U Sydney)"ARMPIT: The ASKAP Rotation Measure and Polarisation InvestigaTion"
1110-1140Phil Kronberg (U Toronto / LANL)"Probes of rotation measure and magnetic fields over 0 < z < 3"
1140-1200Joss Bland-Hawthorn (U Sydney)"Magnetic fields and gas accretion in galaxies"
1200-1220Robert Braun (ATNF)"RM synthesis of nearby galaxy disks"
 
1220-1320Lunch
 
SESSION 3: GAS AND MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE MILKY WAY (Chair: Andrew Hopkins)
1320-1345John Dickey (U Tasmania)"The Galactic ASKAP Survey"
1345-1415Tom Landecker (DRAO)"The Global Magneto-Ionic Medium Survey - Mapping the Polarized Sky with Large Single Antennas"
1415-1435Greg Madsen (U Sydney)"Synergies between ASKAP and WHAM-South"
 
1435-1505Coffee
 
SESSION 4: GAS IN GALAXIES (Chair: Scott Croom)
1505-1530Bärbel Koribalski (ATNF)"ASKAP HI Surveys" and
  "BROLGA: Broadband Radio Observations of Local Groups with ASKAP"
1530-1600Leo Blitz (UC Berkeley)"The Gas Consumption History of the Universe"
1600-1625Neeraj Gupta (ATNF)"Intermediate redshift 21cm absorbers with ASKAP"
1625-1650Elaine Sadler (U Sydney)"ASKAP-FLASH: The First Large Absorption Survey in HI"
 
1650-1700Final discussion




SUMMARY OF INFORMATION

  • What : "Gas and Magnetic Fields in Galaxies with ASKAP"
  • When : Tue, 7th April 2009 (9.00am-5.00pm)
  • Where : ATNF lecture theatre, Marsfield NSW
  • RSVP : By 1st April, 2009, to bgaensler@usyd.edu.au
  • Cost : Nil
  • Information on ASKAP science and technical capabilities:
  • List of ASKAP expressions of interest for survey projects:
  • Visitors' guide to ATNF headquarters: