Radio Studies of Galactic Objects, Galaxies and AGNs
July 18-25, 2002
Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy runs the largest steerable radio telescope -- Effelsberg 100m telescope. German radio astronomers also proundly constructed the 30m IRAM mm telescope, and the 10m HHT sub-mm telescope. On China side, Chinese radio astronomers constructed the Miyun meter-wave-length synthesis radio telescope, and two 25m cm-wave VLBI telescope at Shanghai and Urumoqi stations and one 13.7m mm-wave telescope at Delinha station. The FAST (500m telescope) is also on the stage of pre-design.
The purpose of this conference is to bring radio astronomers from China and Germany together and exchange their ideas on radio study of galactic objects, galaxies, and active galactic nuclei, with leading theorists joining the hot discussions or give some lectures. We hope they can find more common ground and more actively cooperate in future. The conference is also open to these international colleagues from other countries who wish to cooperate with or have more links to Chinese radio astronomers. The radio astronomers from Taiwan region are specially welcome to take part in the meeting. Chinese students are encouraged to participate the conference so that they can breath fresh air in the atmosphere of radio astronomy and develop their career on radio astronomy in the future. In China, this will also function as being the national radio astronomy meeting, so foreign guests can find their (potential) Chinese collaborators and discuss their projects.
The main topics of the conference are:
The conference will be hold at Xi'an, the antient Chinese capital city, with lots of attractive historical sites to visit. This gives the foreign friends a good chance to see the long history of China. The Sunday will be free for participants to go around Xian. Some tourism program will be organized.
Conference proceeding: published in a special issue of Acta Astronomica Sinica, and selectively republished by Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The guests from foreign countries probably need visa to enter China -- visa application normally should be made one month before your travel. For official invitation letter and "Official confirmation to China embassy", please contact with LOC as soon as you decide to participate the meeting.
Very limited local support is available for foreign guests. Application should be made to LOC. Germen guests should contact with Prof. Wielebinski (MPIfR), if he/she would like to have MPG support.
All participants are encouraged to also join "2002 PACIFIC
RIM CONFERENCE ON STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS", also held in Xian between July
11 - 17, 2002. You can registrate for that meeting at: http://bohr.physics.hku.hk/~xian2002/registration.html