Division x: Radio Astronomy

Russ Taylor, Jessica Chapman, Nan Rendong, Christopher Carilli, Gabriele Giovannini, Richard Hills, Hisashi Hirabayashi, Justin Jonas, Joseph Lazio, Raffaella Morganti, Monica Rubio, Prajval Shastri

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This triennium has seen a phenomenal investment in development of observational radio astronomy facilities in all parts of the globe at a scale that significantly impacts the international community. This includes both major enhancements such as the transition from the VLA to the EVLA in North America, and the development of new facilities such as LOFAR, ALMA, FAST, and Square Kilometre Array precursor telescopes in Australia and South Africa. These developments are driven by advances in radio-frequency, digital and information technologies that tremendously enhance the capabilities in radio astronomy. These new developments foreshadow major scientific advances driven by radio observations in the next triennium. We highlight these facility developments in section 3 of this report. A selection of science highlight from this triennium are summarized in section 2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the International Astronomical Union. A: Reports on astronomy
Issue numberT28A
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2012

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