The Messenger Astronomical News

QUESO: Submillimetre/Millimetre/Centimetre Q & U (and V)

  • Andreani, Paola [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Laing, Robert [Square Kilometre Array Organisation, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Manchester, UK]
  • Lu, Hau-Yu [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]

Astronomical News

Polarised emission encodes essential physical information about many components of the Universe, ranging from dust grains and magnetic fields in molecular clouds, protoplanetary discs and evolved stars, through to the formation and propagation of relativistic outflows in Active Galactic Nuclei, and to the effects of inflation and primordial gravitational waves on Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies. The aim of this workshop was to bring together current and future ALMA users, observatory calibration experts and software developers from a broad range of research fields making use of polarimetric techniques in the frequency range between approximately 5 and 1000 GHz. This range was deliberately restricted in order to focus attention on common problems and to promote cross-fertilisation between different subject areas. The meeting provided an opportunity for the polarimetric community to develop collaborations, understand the latest technological developments and decide on common priorities for the future.

Created: 2018-03-01/2018-03-31
2 pages

Cite this article:

P. Andreani, R. Laing, H. Lu; QUESO: Submillimetre/Millimetre/Centimetre Q & U (and V). The Messenger 171 (March 2018): 46–47.