[ASA] First Announcement: The Ephemeral Universe with Widefield Low Frequency Arrays

Bryan Gaensler bryan.gaensler at sydney.edu.au
Sat Jun 29 18:10:38 AEST 2013

	The Ephemeral Universe with Widefield Low Frequency Arrays
			 Perth, Australia
			   12-14 Nov 2013

We would like to announce a two and a half day workshop on high time resolution science being conducted on upcoming low frequency widefield radio arrays.

The main objective of this meeting is to discuss the future of pulsar and transients science at low frequencies.  Transients and pulsars constitute significant components of the science programmes of LOFAR, MWA and the LWA.  But what are prospects for detecting both pulsars and transients in large numbers with these instruments?  

There has been a recent flurry of detections of new transients, including extragalactic high-DM bursts: can low frequency arrays, with their extremely wide fields of view, detect these objects in large numbers, or does scattering limit their detectability?  Do low frequency observations of RRATS and extreme pulsars at low frequency hold the key to understanding the nature of their emission?
What backend processing capabilities are required to turn future instruments, such as SKA-low, into the world's preeminent transients detection machine?  

Topics include:
- Early MWA and LOFAR pulsar and transients results
- Survey strategies
- Lorimer bursts and Perytons
- Low frequency polarization measurements
- The effects of scattering - scintillation holography and detection
   Extreme Scattering Events in the Insterstellar Medium
- Processing and station requirements for SKA-low

For more details about the meeting and to register (deadline 15 Oct 2013), visit 

A preliminary list of invited speakers includes
Matthew Bailes
Jason Hessels
Michael Kramer (to be confirmed)
Ben Stappers

Jason Hessels
Willem van Straten
Cath Trott
Keith Bannister
Jean-Pierre Macquart

This meeting is jointly sponsored by ICRAR and CAASTRO.

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