Sources and Scintillations

Refraction and Scattering in Radio Astronomy IAU Colloquium 182

  • R. Strom
  • P. Bo
  • M. Walker
  • N. Rendong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction to Interstellar Scintillation

  3. Pulsars: Their Scattering and Intrinsic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. A. K. Yangalov, M. V. Popov, V. A. Soglasnov, K. V. Semenkov, H. Hirabayashi, X. Liu et al.
      Pages 39-42
    3. V. I. Kondratiev, M. V. Popov, V. A. Soglasnov, S. V. Kostyuk
      Pages 43-46
    4. Na Wang, R. N. Manchester, Aili Yusup, Xinji Wu, Jin Zhang, Maozheng Chen
      Pages 57-60
    5. Ashok K. Singal
      Pages 61-64
    6. T. V. Smirnova, V. I. Shishov
      Pages 71-75
    7. Maxim Lyutikov
      Pages 81-84
  4. Intra-Day Variability, Gravitational Lensing and Polarization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. David L. Jauncey, Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, James E. J. Lovell, Jean-Pierre Macquart, George D. Nicolson, Rick A. Perley et al.
      Pages 87-92
    3. C. Jin, T. P. Krichbaum, A. Witzel, R. Nan, B. Peng, A. Kraus et al.
      Pages 97-100
    4. J. Dennett-Thorpe, A. G. De Bruyn
      Pages 101-104
    5. Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, David L. Jauncey, Mark A. Wieringa, Anastasios K. Tzioumis, Hayley E. Bignall
      Pages 113-117
    6. S. J. Qian, A. Kraus, T. P. Krichbaum, A. Witzel, J. A. Zensus
      Pages 119-122
    7. Joachim Wambsganss
      Pages 123-128
    8. Jean-Pierre Macquart, Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, David Jauncey, David Rayner
      Pages 135-138
    9. H. Y. Zhang, R. D. Nan
      Pages 143-146
  5. Extreme Scattering Events, Distribution of Material and IPS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mark A. Walker
      Pages 149-154
    3. T. Joseph W. Lazio, Alan L. Fey, R. A. Gaume
      Pages 155-158
    4. Anthony Minter
      Pages 159-162
    5. N. D. Ramesh Bhat, Yashwant Gupta, A. Pramesh Rao, P. B. Preethi
      Pages 171-174
    6. J. Wu, X. Zhang, Y. Zheng
      Pages 189-192
    7. Pradeep Gothoskar, K. R. Anantharamahaia, Ketan Desai, A. P. Rao
      Pages 193-196
  6. Future Large Telescope Projects: SKA and FAST

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Yuri Parijskij, Vladimir Chernenkov
      Pages 199-204
    3. Wim Brouw
      Pages 205-208
    4. Richard G. Strom, Bart Smolders, Arnold Van Ardenne
      Pages 209-212
    5. B. Zhu, Y. Nie, R. Nan, B. Peng
      Pages 213-218
    6. B. Peng, R. Nan, Y. Su, Y. Qiu, L. Zhu, W. Zhu
      Pages 219-224
    7. Li Guoqiang, Shen Liyuan, Luo Yongfeng, Deng Changgen, He Yamei
      Pages 225-230
    8. Y. F. Luo, C. G. Deng, G. Q. Li, Y. M. He
      Pages 231-236

About this book


The genesis of IAU Colloquium 182, 'Sources and scintillations: refraction and scattering in radio astronomy,' can be traced to the desire, on the one hand, of Beijing Astronomical Observatory radio astronomers to organize a conference which would highlight the need for high sensitivity - as a way ofpromoting their own project to build the world's largest telescope (FAST) - and to a suggestion from Ron Ekers on the other. During a discussion with the two SOC co-chairs (as they then were not) in January 1999 in Epping, Ron noted the success ofa meeting on 'radio seeing' in Beijing in 1989, and wondered whether the time might not be ripe to organize another conference devoted to radio propagation. This set the ball rolling, and with enthusiastic input from SOC members, a successful application was made to the IAU. Later, the URSI also agreed to co-sponsor the meeting. From April 17-21, 2000, over 80 astronomers from a dozen countries met in Guiyang, China, to discuss the latestexciting results and theoretical ideas on radio propagation through interstellar, intergalactic and interplanetary space. These pro­ ceedings include almost all (95%) ofthe oral presentations given at the conference. In addition to the 52 talks presented during 5 days of the Colloquium, Ron Ekers gave a fine summary at the end to tie things up. There were also poster sessions where some twenty papers were displayed. Besides the scientific sessions, the LOC had organized a program for spouses and otheraccompanying persons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Strom
    • 1
  • P. Bo
    • 2
  • M. Walker
    • 3
  • N. Rendong
    • 4
  1. 1.ASTRONDwingeloo and University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Beijing Astronomical Observatory, National Astronomical ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesChina
  3. 3.Research Centre for Theoretical AstrophysicsUniversity of Sydney Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIROAustralia
  4. 4.Beijing Astronomical ObservatoryNational Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of SciencesChina

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3879-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1001-6
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