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Self-calibration and advanced imaging workshop

Workshop on self-calibration and advanced imaging

11-13 December 2017 – Istituto di Radioastronomia Bologna, Italy

The Italian node of the European ALMA Regional Centre organizes a 2-day workshop on self-calibration and advanced imaging, to be held at the INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia (Bologna, Italy) on 11-13 December 2017. Lectures will be held by Ed Fomalont (NRAO/Chile), Anita Richards (UK ARC Node), and Robert Laing (SKA office, Manchester).

This short workshop aims to obtain a better understanding of self-calibration and advanced imaging techniques, particularly on ALMA data. It will be a unique opportunity for the participants to familiarize themselves with these techniques and to discuss them in an informal way with experts in the field. During the hands-on sessions, participants can possibly work on their own datasets, receiving help from the experts and discussing with the other participants. A “backup” dataset will be also made available. Participation is open to all members of the European ALMA Regional Centre nodes and all interested people working at the Istituto di Radioastronomia.


The tutorial will be run on the local ARC cluster. Access details will be circulated to the participants before the meeting.
The datasets needed for the tutorials are available here:

The agenda is the following:

11th Dec 2017 Speaker Title
13:45 – 14:00 Jan Brand Benvenuto
14:00 – 15:30 Ed Fomalont Initial imaging: talk + tutorial – Initial imaging script
15:30 – 16:00  Coffee break —— ——
11:30 – 12:00 Anita Richards Self-calibration (part I): talk + tutorial – Selfcal_cont script Selfcal line script
12th Dec 2017
10:00 – 11:15 Anita Richards Self-calibration (part IIa)
11:15 – 11:30  Coffee break —— ——
11:30 – 13:20 Anita Richards Self-calibration (part IIb)
13:30 – 14:30  Lunch —— ——
14:30 – 15:45 Ed Fomalont Advanced imaging + Array combination (part I) – Array combination script
11:15 – 11:30  Coffee break —— ——
11:30 – 13:20 Ed Fomalont Advanced imaging + Array combination (part II)
13th Dec 2017
10:00 – 11:15 ItARC Continue working on data and discussion
11:15 – 11:30  Coffee break —— ——
11:30 – 13:20 ItARC Continue working on data and discussion
13:30 – 14:30  Lunch —— ——


  1. Stephen Bourke (Nordic ARC Node)
  2. Ana Lopez Sepulcre (IRAM ARC Node)
  3. Ciro Pappalardo (Portuguese ALMA center of expertise)
  4. Miroslav Barta (Czech ARC Node)
  5. Kazi Rygl (Italian ARC Node)
  6. Claudia Mancuso (Italian ARC Node)
  7. Vincenzo Galluzzi (Italian ARC Node)
  8. Alvaro Sanchez-Monge (German ARC Node)
  9. Rosita Paladino (Italian ARC Node)
  10. Matteo Bonato (Italian ARC Node)
  11. Quirino D’amato (Universita’ di Bologna)
  12. Giovanni Sabatini (Universita’ di Bologna – IRA)
  13. Jan Brand (Italian ARC node)
  14. Elisabetta Liuzzo (Italian ARC node)
  15. Sandra Burkutean (Italian ARC node)
  16. Marcella Massardi (Italian ARC node
  17. Andrea Giannetti (Italian ARC node)
  18. Myriam Gitti (Universita’ di Bologna)
  19. Alessandro Ignesti (Universita’ di Bologna)
  20. Ilaria Ruffa (Universita’ di Bologna – IRA)
  21. Giuseppe Pupillo (Istituto di Radioastronomia – Bologna)
  22. Beatrice Terni de’ Gregory (Universita’ di Bologna – IRA)
  23. Chiara Stuardi (Universita’ di Bologna – IRA)
  24. Nicola Locatelli (Universita’ di Bologna – IRA)


Registration is now closed.

Venue, Logistics & contacts

The meeting will be held at the Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, Bologna. Directions to reach the campus can be found here.
Hotels close to the campus are listed here. For any request please contact the Italian ARC

If you have questions, please contact the Italian ARC: