The Young European Radio Astronomers Conference has been held almost every year since 1968, hosted by the various European Radio Astronomical Institutes.
The purpose of YERAC is for undergraduate, graduate and young post-doctoral students in radio astronomy from all over Europe to meet each other and present their work. 'Europe' includes any country from Russia in the East to Portugal in the west, plus affiliates of the European VLBI Network, RadioNet or other current bodies.
For many of the participants, YERAC is their first international meeting, and it provides them with a good opportunity to get practice giving talks about their research. The conference sessions are therefore exclusively for their talks and posters. Due to its nature, YERAC covers all aspects of radio astronomy, from the Sun out to the cosmic microwave background, from stars and planets to the most distant galaxies, using single dish and interferometric techniques, models and theoretical work. YERAC is especially valuable in forging pan-European links between new astronomers which frequently lead to fruitful collaborations over many decades.
The Istituto di Radioastronomia hosted the YERAC three times in the past: in 1972, 1980 and 1996.
Participation in YERAC is by nomination only. Directors of radio astronomical institutes and University Departments are invited to send one student.
RadioNet and the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Istituto di Radioastronomia will cover the costs of accommodation and lunch for each participant. No further support to participants will be allocated. No registration fee is requested. At the page www.yerac.org information on the previous editions of the YERAC can be found.
This event has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet]