NenuFAR: status and prospects for 21-cm observations

from Monday, 30 March 2015 (09:30) to Tuesday, 31 March 2015 (12:00)
IAP, Paris (Salle du Conseil)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
30 Mar 2015
31 Mar 2015
Registration (until 10:00) (Salle du Conseil)
Welcome from the Director of the Institut Lagrange de Paris, Ben Wandelt - Benjamin Wandelt (IAP) (until 10:05) (Salle du Conseil)
10:05 Status and characteristics of NenuFAR - Dr Philippe ZARKA (Observatoire de Paris, MEUDON)   (Salle du Conseil)
10:45 Challenges and Requirements to Observe the Cosmic Dawn with NenuFar - Prof. Leon Koopmans (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)   (Salle du Conseil)
11:25 --- Coffee break ---
11:45 Bayesian semi-blind foreground removal for interferometric 21cm observations - Prof. Benjamin Wandelt (IAP, UPMC)   (Salle du Conseil)
Special ILP colloquium by Leon Koopmans: The Dark Ages, Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionization: SKA and its Precursors and Pathfinders (until 12:00) (Amphithéâtre)
Discussion: NenuFAR instrumental and observational challenges (until 12:55) (Salle du Conseil)
12:55 --- Lunch break ---
14:15 Prospects for EoR and cosmic dawn observations with NenuFAR - Anastasia Fialkov (ENS)   (Salle du Conseil)
14:55 The 21 cm forest - Dr benoit semelin (LERMA)   (Salle du Conseil)
Discussion: NenuFAR science objective (optimistic and conservative scenarios) (until 16:05) (Salle du Conseil)
16:05 --- Coffee break ---
16:25 Calibration and imaging issues for the LOFAR surveys - Dr Cyril Tasse (Observatoire de Paris)   (Salle du Conseil)
17:05 Visibility based angular power spectrum estimation in low frequency radio interferometric observations - Dr Abhik Ghosh (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)   (Salle du Conseil)
General discussion: (1) NenuFAR strategies for data analysis, (2) technical challenges, (3) collaboration with LOFAR, and (4) local resources and manpowers (until 19:00) (Salle du Conseil)