ASTRON Netherlands Organisation for Radio Astronomy and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2015 Summer Research Programme. The Programme enables astronomy students (graduate or advanced under-graduate) to spend the summer (10-12 weeks) at the Dwingeloo Observatory, conducting astronomical research under the supervision of ASTRON and JIVE staff members. Possible topics of study include radio galaxies and quasars, aspects of observational cosmology, continuum and line emission/absorption from normal and starbust galaxies, faint radio sources, pulsars, molecular clouds, cosmic magnetism, as well as working with LOFAR data. The actual project the successful candidate will work on will be defined after arrangement with the local supervisor.
ASTRON operates the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR), a cutting-edge, low-frequency, multi-field aperture array telescope that is using transformational technologies and novel software approaches to explore the Universe between 10-240 MHz. ASTRON also operates the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) used for observations at wavelengths from 3.6 to 92 cm; the WSRT will soon be equipped with the new widefield APERTIF receivers. JIVE operates the European VLBI Network's 16 station VLBI Data Processor and is leading the development of real-time e-VLBI in Europe. For more information see the institutes’ websites.
The research grants will provide successful candidates with accommodation in the locality of the Observatory, a modest stipend for up to three months, and full travel reimbursement. We expect the participants to start early June 2014. We aim for as much overlap of the participants as possible and encourage interaction between the students in social activities.
Registration for the ASTRON/JIVE Summer Student Programme 2015 will open in Dec 2014 !Please find below more information about the 2015 programme:
In case you have questions please send an email to summerprogramme [at] astron [dot] nl.
Previous Summer Students
Summer student programme 2014