SPARCS (3-5 November) 2016 meeting, all presentations (18 November 2016)
|1000 - 1030||GMRT upgrade: current status||Yashwant Gupta|
|1030 -1100||MeerKat and MIGHTEE||Russ Taylor|
|1130 - 1200||LOFAR and Two-metre Sky Survey||Timothy Shimwell|
|1200 - 1230||ASKAP and EMU Updates||Josh Marvin|
|1230 - 1300||An overview of the POSSUM polarisation survey on ASKAP (cancelled)||Bryan Gaensler|
|1400 - 1420||The ATCA XXL-S radio survey:First result and preliminary AGN luminosity functions||Minh Huynh|
|1420 - 1440||LOFAR, latest result on cluster, AGN and star bursting galaxies (cancelled)||Huub Rottgering|
|1440 - 1500||First result from the observations of the SPARCS Northern Reference Field with the DRAO synthesis
|1500 - 1520||Isolating AGN using deep wide-field VLBI & e-MERLIN Observations||Jack Radcliffe|
|1520 - 1540||Unveiling the nature of infrared-faint radio sources in deep fields||Veeresh Singh|
|1540 - 1600||HELP-ing radio continuum surveys||Mattia Vaccari|
|1630 - 1650||Large scale relativistic jets spiral galaxies||Joydeep Bagchi|
|1650 - 1710||Do z~0 AGN show signature of black hole growth feed-back?||Prajval Shastri|
|1710 - 1730||Tracking galaxy evolution through merger & feedback using GMRT and citizen-science - RAD@home||Anand Hota|
|1730 - 1750||Radio observations of candidate dual active galactic nuclei in double peaked emission lines||Rubinur Khatun|
|1750 -1810||Low frequency observations of S7 Seyfert galaxies||Preeti Kharb|
|FRIDAY, 04 Nov 2016|
|0900 - 0920||Clarifying confusion||Tessa Vernstrom|
|0920 - 0940||Residual fringe subtraction to mitigate direction dependant errors||Srikrishna Sekhar|
|0940 - 1000||How to SPAM the 150 MHz sky||Huib Intema|
|1000 - 1020||Using GLEAM to unravel the nature of the low-frequency radio source population||Thomas Franzen|
|1020 - 1040||Result from the real-time RFI excision system of uGMRT||Kaushal Buch|
|1040 - 1100||Peering through the Lockman hole with LOFAR||Soumyajit Mandal|
|1130 -1150||Broadband, widefield radiopolarimetry with ASKAP||Craig Anderson|
|1150 -1210||Magnetic fields in and around a nearby ionized intermediate-velocity filament||Jeroen Stil|
|1210 -1230||How many rotation measure grids do we need to study the intergalactic magnetic field?||Takuya Akahori|
|1230 -1250||Recent result on polarimetry of extragalctic sources||Bryan Gaensler|
|1400 - 1420||uGMRT test observations: Preliminary science results||Dharam Vir Lal|
|1420 - 1440||Simulation of imaging extended sources with the GMRT and uGMRT||Deepak Kumar Deo|
|1440 - 1500||From GMRT to uGMRT and beyond: Prospects for studying diffuse extended source||Ruta Kale|
|1500 - 1520||Challenges and solutions in upcoming low-frequency surveys: from LOFAR-LBA to uGMRT||Francesco de Gasperin|
|1520 - 1540||A study of cometary shaped radio galaxies using legacy and upgraded GMRT systems||Biny Sebastian|
|1540 - 1600||GMRT deep images of legacy fields and our new efforts using uGMRT|
|1630 - 1800||GMRT - MIGHTEE collaboration||Russ Taylor|
|SATURDAY, 05 Nov 2016|
|0900 - 0920||FR II radio galaxies with SKA pathfinders: from MHz to GHz||Jeremy Harwood|
|0920 - 0940||SAGAN: Search & analysis of GRG's with associated nuclei||Pratik Dabhade|
|0940 - 1000||GMRT Low frequency observations of gas around void galaxies||Mousumi Das|
|1000 - 1020||Cold gas in high redshift galaxies (cancelled)||J.N.H.S. Aditya|
|1020 -1040||An SKA and uGMRT perspective of possible discover of multiple shocks structures and filamentary inroads
to masive galaxy clusters
|1040 - 1100||Disentangling the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect and diffuse emission sub-structure in galaxy cluster||Siddharth Malu|
|1140 -1200||LOFAR and radio-loud AGN||Wendy Williams|
|1200 - 1220||Recurrent jet acytivity in radio galaxies||Marek Jamrozy|
|1220 -1240||A dying, giant radio galaxy in the distant universe||Yogesh Wadadekar|
|1240 - 1300||GMRT observations of diffuse radio sources||Viral Parekh|
|1400 - 1420||Deep GMRT observations of the faint radio sources population of the ELAIS-N1||Zara Randriamanakoto|
|1420 - 1440||Studying galaxies below the detection threshold using Bayesian statisticle techniques||Maria Santos|
|1440 -1500||Multi-wavelength analysis of AGN/SFG separation||Emmanuel Ocran|
|1500 - 1520||Bayesian approach for measurement of the polarization properties of sources below the noise (cancelled)||Jon Zwart|
|1520 -1540||Source detection in the SKA Era - lessons from LOFAR||Niruj Ramanujam|
SPARCS 2016 meeting updates (1 November 2016)
SPARCS 2016 - Second announcement
A portion of the GMRT 325 MHz image of the DEEP2 field. The field is 1.0 x 0.5 deg2 and rms noise is 100 µJy (credits: C.H. Ishwara-Chandra).
The 2016 meeting of the SKA Pathfinders Radio Continuum Surveys (SPARCS) will be hosted by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), in Goa, India from 3 to 5 November 2016, just before the SKA conference "SKA 2016: Science for the SKA generation".
2016 will see important milestones on the pathway to SKA continuum survey science. The ongoing GMRT upgrade is nearing completion and the second phase of upgraded system has already been released to astronomical community. Early science with MeerKAT and ASKAP will begin, with full operations to follow on the time scale of a year. These pathfinder instruments have opened up opportunities for high impact SKA pathfinder programs. Developments at the MWA, JVLA and LOFAR continue to provide important scientific and technical direction for the next generation surveys. This year will see important milestones on the pathway to SKA continuum survey science.
Early registration deadline : 16 September 2016
Abstract submission deadline : 16 September 2016
Meeting dates : 3 - 5 November 2016
Accommodation booking deadline : 16 September 2016
The meeting will be held at the International Centre Goa (ICG), Goa, India
The state of Goa, India is considered a major tourist destination, owing to its beautiful beaches, sites of worship and world heritage architecture. The famous Dona Paula Beach https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dona_Paula is located about three kilometre from the ICG.
For registration, please send mail to SPARCS-2016 <firstname.lastname@example.org> giving name, affiliation and status (student/post-doc/faculty).
The early registration fee is INR 3500, which covers lunch, tea/coffee with biscuits/cookies during session-breaks, packaged drinking water, Wi-Fi at the meeting hall, etc. The registration fee is to be paid through bank transfer (account details given below) before 16 September 2016. Participants who want to pay after the early registration deadline or at the meeting venue will be charged the registration fee of INR 4000. If you need invoice for paying the registration fee and accommodation charges, please write to us. Young researchers, e.g. students, post-doctorals who need the registration fee waiver should write to us at
and request their supervisors to support the same.
NCRA-TIFR has booked 30 room occupancy from 2 to 5 Nov 2016 (check-in 2nd Nov after 12 noon, check-out 6th Nov 10 am). The tariff is INR 3500 + tax (INR ~4000) for single occupancy, and INR 4500 + tax (INR ~5200) for a double occupancy room. Kindly transfer the amount to account details (given below) for the no. of days for accommodation and write back to the meeting email. Participants opting to book double occupancy room should find their partners themselves.
About the rooms and amenities, please see
Booked accommodation may be cancelled as per the norms of the ICG.
Alternatively, accommodation can also be booked at Hotel Cidade de Goa (15 mins walking distance from the ICG), the venue of SKA Conference, "SKA 2016: Science for the SKA generation" directly
The discounted rates applicable for the SKA Science conference are also valid for the duration of SPARCS-2016 meeting (booking title should be SKA2016 meeting). Note that November is high tourist season, we strongly advise participants to book early.
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
1) Name of the beneficiary - SKA PAthfinders RAdio Continuum Surveys (SPARCS) meeting
2) Name of the Bank - Bank of India
3) Branch - NCRA Ext.counter, Pashan Road Branch, Pune 411007 Maharashtra, India.
4) Current Account Number - 051620110000295
5) IFSC Code - BKID0000516 (for transactions within India)
6) SWIFT Code - BKIDINBBPMB (for International transactions)
(Note: After the transaction, please send a mail to SPARCS-2016 <email@example.com> giving us the details of the payment.)
HOW TO REACH THE ICG
There are direct flights from several major international airports to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi. Goa is well connected by air to these cities. Participants are encouraged to take pre-paid taxi from airport to "the ICG, Dona Paula". Approximate cost of air-conditioned pre-paid taxi from airport to "the ICG, Dona Paula" is INR 950. For more information on travel, activities in Goa, etc., please see the SKA Science meeting page
A simple format, plain-text, giving title, authors and abstract, should be mailed to
SPARCS-2016 <firstname.lastname@example.org> .
Please include word, "Abstract" in the subject line.
INVITATION LETTER AND VISA
Important: Most participants will require a visa to visit India. Obtaining an Indian visa can require more than three months from certain countries. These visas will require an invitation letter from our Indian colleagues. To obtain a copy of such a letter, please contact us at
SPARCS-2016 <email@example.com> .
Dharam V. Lal and C. H. Ishwara-Chandra
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
S.P. Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind P.O. Pune 411007 India