Radio Pulsars: August 26-29 2002

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This August we will be holding a four-day meeting on "Radio Pulsars" on the island of Crete in the Mediterranean. Meeting dates will be Monday, August 26 through Thursday, August 29, 2002, inclusive. A reception will be held on the evening of Sunday August 25.

Chania Lighthouse
"Lighthouse model of a pulsar Chania-style"

The meeting is being held in part to recognise the contributions of Andrew Lyne, Dick Manchester and Joe Taylor on or near their 60th birthdays. The focus will be on contemporary topics in radio pulsar astronomy, including results of recent searches and timing programs, the evolution of pulsar binaries and the pulsar population, instrumentation for pulsar observations, pulsars in globular clusters, pulsar-related observations of the interstellar medium, links to other wavelengths, etc.


The stone houses at Maich
"The academic village"

The venue of the meeting is the conference centre at the Agronomic Institute of Chania. For details click here. Chania is an ancient city on the Northern coast of Crete.


The chairs of the meeting are Matthew Bailes, David Nice and Steve Thorsett.

The scientific organising committee consists of the above plus Zaven Arzoumanian, Dipankar Bhattacharya, Fernando Camilo, Vicky Kaspi, Michael Kramer, Duncan Lorimer, Fred Rasio, and Ingrid Stairs.


There will be opportunities for both contributed talks and posters. The organisers would welcome brief summaries of the conference contributions, with formal abstracts to follow nearer the conference date. These can be submitted via the registration page. A list of invited speakers will be announced shortly.


A conference dinner will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 28, with entertainment provided by a local Cretan folk orchestra.

As this is the peak of the holiday season, flights to Crete are likely to be booked out VERY SOON. We encourage you to book early or catch a ferry.

The conference fee will be approximately A$450 =~ $225 USD and will provide participants with the conference dinner and a copy of the proceedings.

This meeting is being sponsored by Swinburne University of Technology's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.