Upcoming and Past ngVLA-Related Events
Radio/Millimeter Astrophysical Frontiers in the Next Decade June 25-27, 2019
Workshop • June 25th - 27th, 2019 • Charlottesville, VA • 8:00 AM
This workshop is intended to review the astrophysical frontiers identified in the Science White Papers submitted to the Astro 2020 Decadal Survey. A particular focus will be on those science frontiers that demand observations at centimeter and/or millimeter wavelengths across all Astro 2020 thematic areas. It is anticipated that a broad range of innovative ideas and approaches will be described, and that this...
Multi-messenger Astrophysics: Insights from Combining Gravity and Radio Waves
Conference • February 16th, 2019 • Washington, DC • 10:00 AM
This symposium will discuss the essential role radio astronomy plays in improving our understanding of the physics of gravitational wave events now being detected in the Universe. This field of multi-messenger astrophysics is rapidly advancing and maturing, with the first generation of gravitational wave telescopes now online, and the discovery of diverse numbers of gravitational wave events. The most recent...
Theoretical Advances Guided by Radio-Millimeter-Submillimeter Arrays
Conference • January 9th, 2019 • Seattle, WA • 2:00 PM
This Special Session will highlight recent theoretical breakthroughs enabled by the VLA and ALMA, summarize planned VLA and ALMA improvements, discuss theoretical leaps that are likely to follow, and underscore the relevance of the VLA and ALMA to the science themes motivating the great observatories that will be commissioned in the next decade. This Special Session will feature a session of invited oral...
URSI National Radio Science Meeting: ngVLA Special Session
Conference • January 9th - 12th, 2019 • Boulder, CO • 12:00 AM
This special session at the URSI National Radio Science Meeting will focus on recent technical development of the ngVLA concept and enabling technologies.
Astrophysical Frontiers in the Next Decade and Beyond: Planets, Galaxies, Black Holes, and the Transient Universe
Conference • June 26th - 29th, 2018 • Portland, OR • 8:00 AM
New research facilities and the scientific vision outlined by New Worlds, New Horizons have motivated the exploration of vast new discovery space, and astrophysics has seen extraordinary progress in the past decade, opening new frontiers across many fields. This conference will bring together a substantial cross-section of the astronomical community to discuss how to effectively address the highest priority...
ngVLA Optics Workshop
Workshop • June 19th - 20th, 2018 • Pasadena, CA • 12:00 AM
This was a small workshop on the topic of reflector optics and feeds for ngVLA held at Caltech, Jun 19-20, 2018. The main questions I see for the workshop are as follows: 1) Reflector Shape and Sub Reflector Size; 2) Receiver Frequency Ranges; and 3) Receiver Calibration.
VLBI Futures Meeting
Workshop • March 12th - 13th, 2018 • Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, USA • 8:00 AM
This workshop will focus on the future of VLBI astronomy in the North America.
The Very Large Array Today and Tomorrow: First Molecules to Life on Exoplanets
Conference • January 11th, 2018 • National Harbor, MD • 2:00 PM
This Special Session will showcase that cutting-edge research. It will also address future transformative scientific opportunities that could be enabled by new capabilities that would ensure the instrument's pre-eminence well into the 21st century.
U.S. Radio/Millimeter/Submillimeter Science Futures III
Conference • August 2nd - 4th, 2017 • Berkley, CA • 8:00 AM
Futures III continued discussions and analysis of two key opportunities emerging from the Futures I and II meetings – ngVLA and Spectral-Line Cosomology & Low Frequency Instruments, including HERA and related intensity mapping opportunities. An update on other key areas – CMB, Pulsars and mid-scale developments was also given.
Developing the ngVLA Science Program Workshop
Workshop • June 26th - 29th, 2017 • Socorro, NM • 8:00 AM
This workshop focused on developing the key science goals and associated technical requirements for the ngVLA. The program consisted of invited and contributed talks talks that highlighted recent results from existing instruments (e.g., JVLA, ALMA), discussed synergies between the ngVLA and future major astronomical facilities (e.g., JWST, LUVOIR, HABEX, OST, LSST, ELTs and the SKA), and summarized the...
Poster Session @ Winter 2017 AAS
Conference • January 6th, 2017 • Grapevine, TX • 4:00 PM
A total of 13 posters describing both key science requirements and critical technical aspects of the ngVLA. Posters were presented by both members of the community and NRAO.
ngVLA Session at URSI
Conference • January 4th, 2017 • Boulder, CO • 8:00 AM
A technical session dedicated to the ngVLA was held at the 2017 URSI meeting.
U.S. Radio/Millimeter/Submillimeter Science Futures II
Conference • August 3rd - 5th, 2016 • Baltimore, MD • 8:00 AM
At the second radio/millimeter/sub-millimeter futures meeting, four parallel sessions were held to broadly discuss potential radio-millimeter-submillimeter “Flagship” and “Small/Midscale” initiatives. The primary flagship option that was discussed was the ngVLA, which received a tremendous amount of support from the nearly 140 attendees.
ngVLA Workshop @ Winter 2016 AAS
Workshop • January 4th, 2016 • Kissimmee, FL • 8:00 AM
This second ngVLA AAS workshop continued the community discussion on various concepts for a next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA). The session was split between science presentations and discussion of high-level technical issues, while also allowing for substantial open discussion time.
2015 Technical Workshop
Workshop • December 8th - 9th, 2015 • Socorro, NM • 8:00 AM
This second ngVLA technical workshop was broadly patterned after the first, additionally addressed a number of key topics by holding sessions focussed on: Operation concepts, Computer architectures, Time and frequency distrubiton, and Data transmission.
2015 Inaugural ngVLA Technical Workshop
Workshop • April 8th - 9th, 2015 • Pasadena, CA • 12:00 AM
This workshop focused on science opportunities and enabling technologies for a next-generation cm-to-mm interferometer. The principal conclusion from this workshop was that the technical requirements for achieving a scientifically transformational ngVLA demand only a plausible extrapolation of current technologies.
ngVLA Workshop @ Winter 2015 AAS
Workshop • January 4th, 2015 • Seattle, WA • 12:00 AM
This first ngVLA AAS workshop discussed the scientific impact of a facility operating in the few cm to few mm regime with a substantially larger (factor 5 to 10) collecting area, and improved spatial resolution relative to the current VLA (i.e., the ngVLA).