ASTRON / JIVE International Summer Students Programme 2013
The Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON) and the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) announce the availability of a limited number of grants for their 2013 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 2.7 km Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) used largely for precision mapping at wavelengths from 3.6 to 92 cm and has started to operate the new digital LOFAR (The Low Frequency Array) telescope, which will revolutionize low-frequency radio astronomy. 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 2013. If this is not possible please indicate why. We aim for as much overlap of the participants as possible and encourage interaction between the students in social activities.
More information about recent summer schools can be found at http://www.astron.nl (go to ‘Astronomy Group’ - ‘Summer School’) or http://www.jive.nl (go to ‘Visit’ - ‘Summer Students’).
To apply for the summer school, please register at http://www.astron.nl/summerstudent
Please note that two letters of reference are needed; information about this is being provided at the registration website. Deadline for applications is 4 February 2013.