Online Workshop

“Solar Physics with a Next Generation Solar Radio Facility”

Wednesday-Friday, December 1-3, 2021

All necessary links (Zoom, GatherTown, Slack) will be sent out by email to all attendees a few days before the workshop. If you have an issue, please send an email to

The need for a high-performance solar radio telescope in the United States has been recognized for many years. The FASR (Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope) concept represents such a telescope, one that provides high-resolution imaging over a broad range of frequencies, sufficient to probe the solar atmosphere from the mid-chromosphere to the mid-corona, with high time and spectral resolution. EOVSA implemented many FASR design elements and, as such, has served as a valuable pathfinder instrument, spectacularly validating both the fundamental concept of time-resolved broadband imaging spectroscopy and the science it enables. In the meantime, science and technology have advanced and the need for full implementation of the FASR concept has only grown more important.

In anticipation of upcoming funding opportunities, this workshop is being convened to highlight progress in solar physics over the past decade and to take stock of the unique contributions enabled by the current suite of new radio instruments, to refine the science goals and requirements of a next-generation solar radio facility. The workshop will provide a forum to discuss relevant new and emerging technologies that will enable this new science. We invite colleagues with an interest in solar physics and radio technology to help explore the frontiers of science and technology that will guide updates and refinements to the FASR concept.


The FASR 2021 Workshop will be free, 100% online, and centered on US time zones.

Contributions were accepted until November 1st. To attend only, there is no registration deadline. If you plan to attend, please go ahead and register in the link below.




Topics & Speakers

The FASR 2021 workshop will feature a series of invited plenary presentations (no breakout sessions), which are intended to seed open discussions on topics relevant to FASR science and technology. If you also wish to contribute to these open discussions, please provide a title and a short description of your proposed presentation or topic at the time of your registration. The SOC will review all proposals and selectively include them in the program in the limited time slots available for this purpose. If the SOC is unable to provide a time for an extended discussion of your contribution there will also be a poster session.

  • Introduction and overview
  • Science (including new science enabled by FASR)
    • Flare science, magnetic reconnection, particle acceleration and transport
    • Quiet sun, active region (structure and dynamics) science
    • Coronal magnetic field measurements: the connection between diagnostics derived from radio and other wavelengths
    • Space Weather science and applications
    • Sun-as-a-star, star-planet connection, nighttime, and other non-solar science
    • Multi-messenger and multi-wavelength synergies (solar and non-solar)
  • Technology (science-driven specifications)
    • Antennas and feeds
    • Signal distribution and data transport
    • Correlators
    • Site infrastructure, monitoring, and control
    • Imaging and pipeline processing
  • Other issues

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Bin Chen – NJIT
  • Christina Cohen – Caltech
  • Costas Alissandrakis – University of Ioannina
  • Dale Gary – NJIT
  • Dan Werthimer – UC Berkeley
  • Enrico Landi – University of Michigan
  • Eoin Carley – Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Fan Guo – Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Gregg Hallinan – Caltech
  • Gregory Fleishman – NJIT
  • Hazel Bain – CIRES, CU Boulder & NOAA SWPC
  • Jack Hickish – UC Berkeley
  • Jim Drake – University of Maryland
  • Joe Lazio – NASA JPL
  • Jonathon Kocz – UC Berkeley
  • Linghua Wang – Peking University
  • Nat Gopalswamy – NASA GSFC
  • Nicole Vilmer – Observatoire de Paris
  • Rachel Osten – STSI and Johns Hopkins University
  • Rob Selina – NRAO
  • Sam Schonfeld – Boston College
  • Sander Weinreb – Caltech
  • Sergey Lesovoi – Siberian Radioheliograph
  • Stuart Bale – UC Berkeley
  • Tim Bastian – NRAO
  • Tom Schad – National Solar Observatory


Adam IsaacsonSouth African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
Adam KobelskiNASA/MSFC
Adriana ValioCenter for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie (CRAAM)
Ahmed Yassen Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology 
Alberto PellizzoniINAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
Alexander AltyntsevISTP SD RAN
Alexander NindosUniversity of Ioannina, Greece
Alexander WarmuthLeibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Alexandra TritschlerNational Solar Observatory
Alexey KuznetsovInstitute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Alexey StupishinSt. Petersburg State University
Amir CaspiSouthwest Research Institute
André CsillaghyFHNW
Andre RenardUniversity of Toronto
Angelos VourlidasAPL
Anshu KumariUniversity of Helsinki
Antony SoosaleonMahatma Gandhi University
Artem KovalAstronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Arturs VrublevskisVentspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (VIRAC)
Atul MohanRoCS, University of Oslo
Bartosz DabrowskiUniversity of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Bin ChenNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Boris RyabovVentspils International Radio Astronomy Centre
Brian DennisNASA GSFC
Brian O’DonnellNJIT Center for Solar Terrestrial Research 
Camille LorfingUCL
C. Guillermo Giménez de CastroCRAAM
Cheng-Ying, ChiangNational Central University
Christina CohenCaltech
Chuanbing WangUniversity of Science and Technology of China
ChuanyangliShandong University
Clara Paola Camargo Díaz Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar 
Costas AlissandrakisUniversity of Ioannina
Dale GaryNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Daniela Montes DoriaUniversity of Antioquia
Daniel ClarksonUniversity of Glasgow
Dan WerthimerUniversity of California, Berkeley
David WebbISR/Boston College
Deepak Kumar SondhiyaSAGE School of Sciences, SAGE University Bhopal
Devojyoti KansabanikNational Centre for Radio Astrophysics, India
Diana MorosanUniversity of Helsinki
Divyadarshan D. Purohit GURUDEV OBSERVATORY
Divya OberoiNational Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, India
Dmitrii KolotkovUniversity of Warwick, UK
Dmitry SmirnovScientific Research Institute of Radiophysics
Eduard KontarUniversity of Glasgow
Elena G. KupriyanovaPulkovo Observatory of RAS
Elkin GalindoUniversidad Pedagogica Nacional
Enrico LandiUniversity of Michigan
Eoin CarleyDublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Ernesto ZurbriggenCentro de Rádio Astronomia e Astrofı́sica Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil
Fan GuoLos Alamos National Lab
Faxin ShenYunnan Observatories, CAS
Feng WangGuangzhou University
Fernando LopezCONICET/Argentina
Francesco AzzolliniUniversity of Glasgow
Gelu NitaNJIT
Giulia MurtasUniversity of Exeter 
GuannanYunnan Observatories, Kunming,CAS
Francesco LongoUniversity of Trieste and INFN, Trieste
German CristianiInstituto de Astronomia y Fisca del Espacio (IAFE – Argentina)
Gianna CauzziNational Solar Observatory
Gordon HurfordUniversity of California, Berkeley
Graham KerrCatholic University of America 
Gregg HallinanCaltech
Gregory FleishmanNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Guangyu TanPeking University
Hamish ReidUniversity College London
Haosheng LinUniversity of Hawaii
Hariharan KrishnanArizona State University
Henrik EklundRosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo
Hien voVietnamese german university 
Hueiwen SiaoNational Central University
Hugh HudsonGlasgow/Berkeley
Ilya ChertokIZMIRAN, Troitsk, Moscow< Russia
Indrajit BarveIndian Institute of Astrophysics
Ivan OparinNJIT
Ivey DavisCaltech 
Jack HickishReal-Time Radio Systems Ltd
James DrakeUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Janet KozyraNASA and University of Michigan
Jason KooiU.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Jiale ZhangPeking University
Jie ZhangGeorge Mason University
Jim McTiernanUC Berkeley
Jinge ZhangUniversity College London
Jinsong ZhaoPMO
Joel DahlinNASA GSFC
John KiriazesNASA Kennedy Space Center
Jonathon KoczUC Berkeley
Jonhatan BernalObservatorio Astrónomico Nacional de Colombia 
Jorge Valleunmsm
Joseph OlwendoPwani University
Juan Camilo Guevara GómezRosseland Centre for Solar Physics, Oslo
Juan Carlos Martínez OliverosSpace Science Lab – UC Berkeley
Juan Sebastian Hincapie TarquinoUniversidad Nacional de Colombia, Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
Julia ShamsutdinovaISTP SB RAS
Kamen KozarevInstitute of Astronomy and National Astronomical Observatory, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Karla Lopez AraujoSan Luis Gonzaga National Universty 
Keith BannisterCSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility
Kevin ArizaUniversidad Distrital Fransisco Jose de Caldas
Kevin ReardonNational Solar Observatory
Kiyoto ShibasakiSolar Physics Research Inc.
Kristina Yashina NNGU
Larry D’AddarioCaltech
Laura HayesEuropean Space Agency
Laura Viviana Alfonso DíazUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
Leonid FilatovDocent
Li FengPurple Mountain Observatory, China 
Lijia LiuNAOC
lincoln greenhillHarvard, Smithsonian
Lindsay GlesenerUniversity of Minnesota
Linghua WangPeking University
Lyndsay FletcherUniversity of Glasgow
Mai WafikIT
Marco MarongiuINAF/Cagliari Astronomical Observatory
Marc PulupaUC Berkeley SSL
Marc SwisdakUniversity of Maryland
Maria GlobaInstitute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, irkutsk, Russia
Maria MadjarskaMax-Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Mariam HegazyAin shams university
Marian KarlickyAstronomical Institute ASCR, Ondrejov, Czech Republc
Marin AndersonNASA/JPL
Marina Battaglia Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
Marjan Yousefzadeh ShabestariUniversity of Zanjan, Iran
Mayuri S RaoRaman Research Institute
Meiqi WangNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Meirna National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics 
Mikhail LebedevSpecial Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Sciences
Milo Buitrago-CasasUC Berkeley
Minghui ZhangNAOC
Mitchell BurnettBrigham Young University
Mohamed NedalInstitute of Astronomy with the NAO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Momchil MolnarCU Boulder/NSO
Mugundhan VijayaraghavanUniversity of KwaZulu Natal
Nataliia MeshalkinaInstitute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Nat GopalswamyNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Nikolay TopchiloSt. Petersburg State University
Nicole VilmerLESIA Paris Observatory PSL
Nina OvchinnikovaSPb Branch of SAO RAS
Octavian BlagoiAstronomical Institute of Romanian Academy
Ola Abuelezz Space weather monitoring center 
Olga GolubchinaSt.Petersburg Branch of Special Astrophysical Observatory, St.Petersburg, Russia
Olga PintadoCentro d Tecnología Disruptiva – Universidad de San Pablo Tucumán
Oscar Javier Castro AcostaUPN
Owen GierschNJIT
Pankaj KumarNASA GSFC
Pascal Saint-HilaireUC Berkeley
Peijin ZhangUniversity of Science and Technology of China
Peter GallagherDublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Philippa BrowningUniversity of Manchester
Pierre CilliersSouth African National Space Agency
Priyank SrivastavaUniversity of Lucknow
Rachel OstenSTScI & JHU
Radwa AbdelslamHelwan University 
Rehab Abdo Egyptian Japan university of science and technology (E-JUST)
Robert SelinaNRAO
Robert SychInstitute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia
Robertus erdelyiSP2RC, Univ of Sheffield (UK)
Rob RuttenLingezicht Astrophysics
Rohit SharmaUniversity of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
Rositsa MitevaInstitute of Astronomy with NAO – BAS
Sam BadmanUC Berkeley/SSL
Samuel SchonfeldBoston College Institute for Scientific Research
Sander WeinrebCaltech
Sarah GibsonNCAR/HAO
Sara MulasUniversità degli studi di Cagliari
Sayuf ShaikIndian Institute of Astrophysics
Sergey LesovoiInstitute of Solar Terrestrial Physics
Shaheda Begum ShaikNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Sherry ChhabraGMU/NRL
Shilpi BhuniaDublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Sijie YuNJIT
Silja PohjolainenUniversity of Turku
Sneha PanditRosseland Centre for Solar Physics, University of Oslo
Sofía Guevara MontoyaUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
Sophie MussetESA/ESTEC
Stephanie CelyUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
Stephen kaepplerClemson university
Stephen WhiteAFRL
Stuart D. BaleUC Berkeley
Su-Chan BongKorea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Suli MaNational Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Surajit MondalNJIT
Sven WedemeyerUniversity of Oslo
Tim BastianNRAO
Tardelli StekelIFSP
Tatyana Kaltman Special Astrophysical Observatory of RAS
Tom SchadNational Solar Observatory
Valeria Quintero OrtegaUniversidad nacional de Colombia
Victor MelnikovPulkovo Observatory of RAS
Vikram RaviCaltech
Whitham D. ReeveReeve Engineers
Xiangliang KongShandong University
Xiaocan LiDartmouth College
Xiaoshuai ZhuNAOC
Xingyao ChenNational Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xinhua ZhaoNational Space Science Center of China
Xu ShuoShan Dong University
Ya-Hui YangNational Central University
Yi ChaiNew Jersey Institute of Tech
Yingjie LuoNJIT
Ying MeiGuangzhou University
YogeshPhysical Research Laboratory
You-Min ChenNational Central University
Yuqian WeiNew Jersey Institute of Tech
Zhuofei LiNanjing University
Zubair ShaikhIndian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi-Mumbai, India
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