The Steerable 110-m Aperture Radio Telescope (SmART) is a key project at state level jointly promoted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and the astronomical community in China. The general goal of the project is to build the world’s largest aperture fully steerable radio telescope in Qitai County, Xinjiang. The telescope is also known as the Qitai Radio Telescope (QTT for short).
The design of the QTT and associated systems is well advanced and we expect construction to commence soon. We are planning a Colloquium to provide an overview of building and operating large-aperture radio telescopes around the world, with a focus on QTT scientific goals, frontier technologies, QTT construction and project management, etc. We expect the Colloquium to provide valuable suggestions to further the development of radio astronomy and technology in China.
We cordially invite domestic and foreign experts in radio astronomy to join the Colloquium.
Merger of supermassive black holes and detection of low-frequency gravitational waves
Star formation and origin of organic molecules
Astrophysics and astrometry of micro-arcsecond and micro-Jy VLBI
Planets and search for extra-terrestrial life
Strategies for scientific goals
Ultra-wide-band receiver technologies
Phased Array Feed (PAF) technologies
Active reflector measuring and adjusting technologies
Servo control and pointing error distributions
Construction and management of large radio telescopes
10 - 14 July, 2018
Tuha Petroleum Hotel, Urumqi, Xinjiang
DING Zhen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 185 9905 3370
NIE Jun, email@example.com, 135 7943 0205