New Frontiers in

Radio Astronomy


Radio astronomy is on the rise again as old observatories are rejuvenated with upgraded capabilities, and as new generation facilities are now becoming online. New exciting discoveries are already being made across various fields in radio astronomy. One example is the “best image” of the birth of planets in a protoplanetary disk with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA). Other examples include the detection of jets from forming brown dwarfs, identifying the “missing-links” between regular supernova explosions and gamma-ray bursts, and unraveling the mystery of nova gamma rays. Some discoveries also present us with new mysteries. Such is the discovery of a population of fast radio bursts. These mysteries events still elude us and there is a global effort by numerous research groups to try and solve this puzzle.

Overall, windows towards new research are now open thanks to the new capabilities the radio astronomy community now have in hand. Telescope sensitivities have been increased by order of magnitude and more, new frequencies are now accessible with increasing bandwidth, spectral resolution has increased by factors of thousands, better high resolution imaging is now available and wide-fields receivers are in place.

The “New Frontiers in Radio Astronomy” workshop is aimed towards the goal of understanding some of the interesting questions that can be researched with these new capabilities in the next decade or two. For this purpose, some of the world experts in radio astronomy will gather together with local experts and discuss various exciting research opportunities.

  1. *Supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 1937/12 and No. 1829/12). Supported also by the Goldschleger Foundation and the Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics


About the workshop


Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Dates: December 7 - 9, 2015


Assaf Horesh
assaf.horesh “at”

Eran Ofek
eran.ofek “at”

Hadar Alper
hadar.alper “at”