ACAMAR 10 Workshop

May 13 - May 16
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The ACAMAR 10 Workshop was held from 13 – 15 May 2024 in Guangzhou, China.

This workshop brought together members of the Australian and Chinese astronomy communities to discuss all areas of astronomical collaboration between Australian and China. Workshop themes included:

  • Fast radio bursts, pulsars and gravitational waves
  • Galactic astronomy
  • Facilities (including SKA, ASKAP, MWA, FAST and Antarctic astronomy)
  • Time-domain astronomy
  • Galaxies and cosmology
  • Machine learning, virtual observatories and big data challenges

More can be found on the workshop website.


Workshop Prizes

Five prizes were awarded during the workshop for PhD students and ECRs (within 5 years of the start of their research career). See here for more information on each poster – or see below for the winners!


Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award for an Australia-based PhD student: 

  • Winner: Silvia Mantovanini (ICRAR/Curtin), “Low radio frequency images of the southern Galactic plane for supernova remnant detection”
  • Highly commended: Sanja Lazarevic (WSU/CSIRO/AOB), “A Bow Shock Pulsar Wind Nebula: The Curious Case of Potoroo”


The Best Poster Award for an China-based PhD student: 

  • Winner: Yao Chen (Guangzhou University), “A DM-free scheme for fast radio burst search in multibeam data based on EfficientNet”


People’s Choice Poster Award:

  • Winner: Zhongnan Dong (Sun Yat-sen University), “Design, testing and preliminary results of the Antarctic infrared binocular telescope (AIRBT)”


Best Presentation Award

The Best Presentation Award for an Australia-based PhD student: 

  • Winner: Andrew Zic (CSIRO), “The Parkes Pulsar Timing Array: recent results, and implications for nanohertz-frequency gravitational-wave astronomy”
  • Highly commended: Yuanming Wang (Swinburne), “CORA: multiwavelength study for minute-timescale transients with Chinese widefield optical instruments and ASKAP”


The Best Presentation Award for an China-based PhD student: 

  • Winner: Niankun Yu (NAOC), “The inferred gas fueling and kinematics from resolved and unresolved observations”


Invited speakers

Invited speakers included:

  • Aaron Ludlow, ICRAR/UWA – The impact of spurious collisional heating on the spatial distribution and kinematics of stellar and dark matter particles in simulated galaxies
  • Aman Chokski, University of Melbourne – Instrumental Challenges of an Epoch of Reionization Detection
  • Andrew Zic, CSIRO – PPTA/IPTA
  • Connor Bottrell, ICRAR/UWA – Galaxy evolution simulations
  • Emil Lenc, CSIRO – The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey
  • Fabo Feng, Shanghai JiaoTong University – Jiao-Tong University Spectroscopic Telescope (JUST)
  • Fei Liu, NAOC – New RF phase field telescope receiver – Cosmic Antenna
  • Fei Xie, Guangxi University – Vela pulsar wind nebula X-rays are polarized to near the synchrotron limit
  • Ivy Wong, CSIRO – AI in Astronomy
  • Jian Ge, SHAO – ET
  • John Morgan, CSIRO – Interplanetary Scintillation
  • Junhua Gu, NAOC – 21CMA and SKA low frequency detection in China
  • Kat Ross, ICRAR/Curtin – GLEAM-X
  • Qi Guo, NAOC – Dark matter simulation, galaxy/large scale formation
  • Quentin Parker, HKU – Bespoke AI and ML technologies applied to dense star-field wide-field narrow bad data to discover Planetary Nebulae
  • Tasso Tzioumis, CSIRO – ATNF Technology
  • Tessa Vernstrom, ICRAR/UWA – Cosmic Magnetism with Next Generation Radio Surveys
  • Xiaodong Li, Sun Yat-sen University – The applications of AI to astrophysics and cosmology
  • Yi Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University – Peculiar velocity comoslogy: RSD and kSZ effects
  • Yu Yu, Shanghai JiaoTong University – Optimal cosmological information extraction from Stage-IV galaxy survey
  • Zhenwei Li, YNAO – First generation supernova
  • Zhiping Jin, PMO – GRB 220101A
  • Zhiqi Huang, Sun Yat-sen University – Measuring primordial tensor perturbations with ground-based CMB experiments


Conference Venue

ACAMAR 10 was held in Songlin Hall at the Guangdong Yingbin Hotel.

Address: No.603 Jiefang North Road, Yue Xiu, 510180 Guangzhou, China


Thanks to everyone for a successful ACAMAR 10. 


May 13
May 16
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