• 12th June - Registration and Opening Ceremony 
  • 16th June - End of LFM2023

Types of presentations:

  • invited presentation - up to 25 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion
  • oral presentation - up to 12 minutes plus 3 minutes discussion
  • poster flash talk - up to 3 minutes
  • poster - The maximum poster dimensions are width: 100cm, height: 130cm. 


Invited speakers: Philip Best, Rossella Cassano, Marcin Hajduk, Volker Heesen, Jason HesselsLeon Koopmans, Leah Morabito,  Anna Nelles, Shane O'Sullivan, Hanna Rothkaehl, Huub Rottgering, Dominik Schwarz, Cyril Tasse, Pietro Zucca


Detailed program (PDF Version): 

Monday, June 12
8:30 –         Registration opens
9:00 – 10:55

LOFAR2&Users Session (hybrid, ZOOM link: here- Chair: Jessica Dempsey

Room: Main Hall 

9:00 – 9:10Andrzej Krankowski (LOC) and Rene Vermeulen (ILT director) - Welcome
9:10 – 9:25Roberto Pizzo, "SDC Operations, status and plans"
9:25 – 9:40Etienne Bonnassieux, "The LOFAR Users Committee – activities and plans"
9:40 – 9:55Wim van Cappellen, "LOFAR2 development status and plans"
9:55 – 10:10John Swinbank, "SDC Developments towards LOFAR2"
10:10 – 10:25Jason Hessels, "LOFAR 2 EoI’s and Large Programs"
10:25 – 10:40Philippe Zarka, "Nenufar status and outlook"
10:40 – 10:55Leah Morabito, "Technical challenges of long-baseline imaging"
11:00 – 11:15Coffee & Tea
11:15 – 12:45

LOFAR2&Users Session cont. (hybrid, ZOOM link: here) Meeting ID: 840 9663 2763 Passcode: 669552 - Chair: Jason Hessels

Room: Main Hall 

11:10 – 11:25Jessica Dempsey, "The path towards LOFAR2 and beyond"
11:25 – 11:40Harish Vedantham, "LOFAR beyond LOFAR2"
11:40 – 12:45

"Breakout sessions on LOFAR2 Large Programs"

Room Main Hall - "Lowest observing frequencies" (moderator: Francesco de Gasperin) (ZOOM link: here) Meeting ID:819 5483 6758 Passcode: 867754

Room Cytrynowa - "Wide-field surveys and ultra-deep fields" (moderator: Annalisa Bonafede) (ZOOM link: here) Meeting ID: 840 9663 2763 Passcode: 669552

Room Karmazynowa - "Long baselines" (moderator: Leah Morabito) (ZOOM link: here) Meeting ID: 847 6398 6795 Passcode: 365957

Room Błękitna - "Beamformed and other types of non-imaging applications" (moderator: Jason Hessels) (ZOOM link: here) Meeting ID: 859 7316 7489 Passcode: 476032


12:45 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

Opening Ceremony (Main room, Transmitted online: here)

Room: Main Hall

15:00 – 15:30Coffee & Tea
15:30 – 17:15

Surveys and Methods - Chair: Krzysztof Chyży

Room: Main Hall

15:30 – 16:00Huub Rottgering, “Surveying the low-frequency sky(Invited)
16:00 – 16:15Francesco De Gasperin, “The LOFAR LBA Sky Survey: first release and next steps
16:15 – 16:30Reinout Van Weeren, “LOFAR facetselfcal
16:30 – 16:45Christian Groeneveld, “The Decameter sky at sub-arcminute resolution
16:45 – 17:00Marco Simonte “Are giant radio galaxies a special class of objects?
17:00 – 17:15Lukas Böhme, “Matching LOFAR sources across radio bands
18:15 – 20:00Olsztyn Copernicus Castle and Welcome Reception


Tuesday, June 13
9:00 – 10:30

Galaxy Clusters I - Chair: Gianfranco Brunetti

Room: Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30Rossella Cassano, “Statistical studies of diffuse radio emission in galaxy clusters with LOFAR(Invited)
9:30 – 9:45Thomas Pasini, “Constraining the origin of radio halos in galaxy cluster
9:45 – 10:00Annalisa Bonafede, “Shock imprints on the radio mini halo of RBS 797
10:00 – 10:15Andrea Botteon, “Why a cluster deep field?
10:15 – 10:30Chiara Stuardi “The LBA view of the Coma galaxy cluster
10:30 – 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 – 13:00

Sun and Space Weather Chair: Hanna Rothkaehl

Room: Main Hall

11:00 – 11:30Pietro Zucca, “Solar physics and space weather with LOFAR - recent updates from the KSP(Invited)
11:30 – 11:45Bartosz Dabrowski, “The solar radio bursts observations with LOFAR
11:45 – 12:00Christian Vocks, “Fundamental and harmonic emission in LOFAR solar type III radio burst images
12:00 – 12:15Peijin Zhang, “Energetic electron beam traces in CME revealed by interferometric imaging of Herringbone structure in CME
12:15 – 12:30Jeremy Rigney, “Low Frequency Radio Emission Associated with a Coronal Mass Ejection and EUV Wave
12:30 – 12:45Mariusz Pożoga, “Partial solar eclipse observation with LOFAR PL610 station in a local mode
12:45 – 13:00Malte Bröse, “Flare-accelerated electrons and the thermal evolution of the active region
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Sun and Space Weather cont. Chair: Bartosz Dabrowski

Room: Main Hall

14:00 – 14:30Hanna Rothkaehl, “Possibilities and perspectives of the Space Weather program through the use of innovative tools developed on the basis of the European LOFAR interferometric radio telescope(Invited)
14:30 – 14:45Biagio Forte, “Studies of ionospheric radio wave scintillation by using LOFAR observations
14:45 – 15:00Alan Wood, “Plasma structures in the ionosphere inferred from LOFAR observations of A-team radio sources
15:00 – 15:15Gareth Dorrian, “LOFAR observations of Atmospheric Gravity Wave signatures from the 2022 Hunga-Tonga eruption
15:15 – 15:30Yuriy Rapoport, “Application of Complex Geometrical Optics with Real Frequency (CGORF) for Modelling Scattering of Electromagnetic High-Frequency Waves on the Ionospheric Inhomogeneities
15:30 – 16:00Coffee & Tea
15:30 – 19.30

ILT Board Meeting (hybrid, with dinner afterwards for those physically present)

Room: Cytrynowa

16:00 – 18:00

ECR Meeting EARLY-CAREER SESSION "Advancing your scientific career post-PhD"

Room: Karmazynowa

19:00 – 20:00

ECR Meeting EARLY-CAREER DINNER (not included, external location)



Wednesday, June 14
9:00 – 9:45

Cosmic Rays Chair: Jesus A. Cazares

Room: Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30Anna Nelles, “Radio telescopes and Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays(Invited)
9:30 – 9:45Katharine Mulrey, “Detecting Cosmic Rays with LOFAR
9:45 – 10:30

Deep Fields and AGNs Chair: Magda Kunert-Bajraszewska

Room: Main Hall

9:45 – 10:15Philip Best, “Deep Survey Fields with LOFAR(Invited)
10:15 – 10:30Berta Margalef Bentabol, “A multi-band AGN-SFG classifier for extragalactic radio surveys using machine learning
10:30 – 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 – 13:00

Deep Fields and AGNs cont. Chair: Magda Kunert-Bajraszewska

Room: Main Hall

11:00 – 11:15Gaoxiang Jin, “Studying SFR-radio relation and radio AGN host properties using LoTSS and MaNGA
11:15 – 11:30Pratik Dabhade, “Large sample of DDRGs from LOFAR surveys and their spectral nature
11:30 – 11:45Heinz Andernach “The Giant Radio Galaxy Content of LoTSS DR2
11:45 – 12:00Subhrata Dey, “Panchromatic SED modeling of Infrared Bright Galaxies
12:00 – 12:15Marek Weżgowiec, “Multiwavelength study of an extended powerful radio galaxy 4C 70.19
12:15 – 12:30Sagar Sethi, "Low-frequency observation of collimated 100 kpc twin jet in an extended S-shaped RG"
12:30 – 12:45Urszula Pajdosz-Śmierciak, “Crossing the size limit of radio sources with LOFAR
12:45 – 13:00Arpita Misra, “Multifrequency analysis of a post-merger X-shaped radio galaxy
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:15

Deep fields and AGNs cont. Chair: Magda Kunert-Bajraszewska

Room: Main Hall

14:00 – 14:30Leah Morabito, “VLBI with the International LOFAR Telescope(Invited)
14:30 – 14:45Emanuele De Rubeis, “Radio galaxies in Abell 2255: insights from LOFAR-VLBI
14:45 – 15:00Hrishikesh Digambar, Shetgaonkar “High-resolution low-frequency probes of X-ray emitting knots in blazar jets
15:00 – 15:30

Galaxy Clusters II Chair: Reinout Van Weeren

Room: Main Hall

15:00 – 15:15Kosuke Nishiwaki, “Turbulent re-acceleration by solenoidal turbulence and mega halo in cluster outskirts
15:15 – 15:30Nadia Biava, “Investigating the origin of cluster-scale diffuse radio emission in cool-core galaxy clusters
15:30 – 16:00Coffee & Tea
16:00 – 17:15

Galaxy Clusters II cont. Chair: Reinout Van Weeren

Room: Main Hall

16:00 – 16:15Giada Venusta Pignataro, “Probing diffuse radio emission in bridges between galaxy clusters
16:15 – 16:30Chris Riseley, “The enigmatic radio emission in HCG15: mystery (finally) solved?
16:30 – 16:45

Alessandro Ignesti, “On the discovery of an interaction between a spiral galaxy and a radio jet

16:45 – 17:00Roland Timmerman, “Radio-mode feedback in high-redshift galaxy clusters with the International LOFAR Telescope
17:00 – 17:15Giulia Lusetti, “Life of radio galaxies in cluster environment
17:15 – 18:00

LOFAR2 & Users session cont. "Brainstorm on future directions for the LOFAR telescope" Chair: Jessica Dempsey (ZOOM link: here Meeting ID: 556 163 9035 Passcode: 178617)

Room: Main Hall


Thursday, June 15
9:00 – 9:45

Planets Chair: Joseph Callingham

Room: Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30Cyril Tasse, “Automated Detection of Polarized Bursts in Low-Frequency Radio Emissions from Stars and Exoplanets(Invited)
09:30 – 9:45Xiang Zhang, “Exoplanets with LOFAR and NenuFAR: where do we stand?
9:45 – 10:30

Transients and Pulsars Chair: Emanuela Orru

Room: Main Hall

9:45 – 10:15Jason Hessels, “Pulsars & fast transients with LOFAR(Invited)
10:15 – 10:30Pragya Chawla, “Probing the low-frequency emission of fast radio bursts with the LOTAAS survey
10:30 – 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 – 12:30

Transients and Pulsars cont. Chair: Emanuela Orru

Room: Main Hall

11:00 – 11:15Andrzej Szary, “Electrodynamics of the inner acceleration region in pulsars and direction of plasma drift
11:15 – 11:30Jaroslaw Dyks, “Inverse Compton scattering of curvature radiation as the origin of the radio pulsar beam geometry
11:30 – 11:45Rahul Basu, “Monitoring Single Pulse Emission from Pulsars using POLFAR
11:45 – 12:00Karolina Rożko, “The current state of the GPS pulsars studies
12:00 – 12:15Akshatha Gopinath, “Propagation effects seen in the LOFAR long-term monitoring of the periodically active FRB 20180916B
12:15 – 12:30Antonia Rowlinson, “A coherent radio flash following a neutron star merger: The birth of a magnetar
12:30 – 13:00

High-z Universe, Cosmology and EOR Chair: Aritra Basu

Room: Main Hall

12:30 – 13:00Leon Koopmans, “Observing the Epoch of Reionisation and Cosmic Dawn with LOFAR and NenuFAR(Invited)
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

High-z Universe, Cosmology and EOR cont. Chair: Aritra Basu

Room: Main Hall

14:00 – 14:15Kariuki Chege, “The NextLEAP: A novel data processing workflow for the LOFAR EoR science project
14:15 – 14:30Satyapan Munshi, “Upper limits on the 21-cm signal from Cosmic Dawn with NenuFAR
14:30 – 14:45Stefanie Brackenhoff, “Ionospheric corruptions of the high-redshift 21-cm signal
14:45 – 15:15Dominik Schwarz, “Cosmology with LoTSS(Invited)
15:15 – 15:30Maciej Bilicki, “Cross-correlation of LoTSS DR2 with CMB lensing: radio galaxy bias and cosmology
15:30 – 16:00Coffee & Tea
16:00 – 17:30

High-z Universe, Cosmology and EOR cont. Chair: Aritra Basu

Room: Main Hall

16:00 – 16:15Jinglan Zheng, “LoTSS DR2 cross correlating with eBOSS: BAO constraints and bias results
16:15 – 16:30Ludwig Pfeifer, “Extended, AGN-induced inverse-Compton emission from the distant, bright radio galaxy 4C39.24
16:30 – 17:15

Magnetised Universe Chair: Volker Heesen

Room: Main Hall

16:30 – 17:00Shane O'Sullivan, “The LOFAR Faraday rotation measure grid(Invited)
17:00 – 17:15Björn Adebahr, “A puzzling double odd radio circle observed with Apertif and LOFAR
19:30 – 21:30Conference Dinner at Hotel HP Park


Friday, June 16
9:00 – 10:30

Stars and Interstellar Medium Chair: Katarzyna Małek

Room: Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30Marcin Hajduk, “Observing ionized stellar outflows with LOFAR(Invited)
9:30 – 9:45Timothy Wing Hei Yiu, “Radio emission as a stellar activity indicator
9:45 – 10:00Sanne Bloot, “Hunting for the coldest brown dwarfs in LoTSS
10:00 – 10:15Wojciech Lewandowski, “Ionized interstellar medium studies using pulsar scattering observations from polish LOFAR (POLFAR) stations
10:15 – 10:30Alexandros Filothodoros, “The study of the variability of interstellar scattering in pulsar observations conducted with the PL611 LOFAR station
10:30 – 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 – 13:00

Nearby Galaxies Chair: Björn Adebahr

Room: Main Hall

11:00 – 11:30Volker Heesen, “Cosmic Rays, galaxies and LOFAR(Invited)
11:30 – 11:45Michael Stein, “Tracing galactic magnetic fields and cosmics rays with synchrotron emission
11:45 – 12:00Henrik Edler, “The LOFAR-View of Ram-Pressure Stripping in the Virgo Cluster
12:00 – 12:15Etienne Bonnassieux, “LOFAR view of SNRe identified with XMM-Newton in the Andromeda galaxy
12:15 – 12:30Dany Vohl, “A LOFAR sample of luminous compact sources coincident with nearby dwarf galaxies
12:30 – 12:45Lovorka Gajović, “Spectral turnover at low radio frequencies in H II regions of nearby galaxies
12:45 – 13:00Deepika Venkattu, “Sub-arcsecond resolution imaging of M 51 with the International LOFAR Telescope
13:00 – 13:15

Farewell Address 

Room: Main Hall

13:15 – 14:15Lunch


List of posters (PDF Version): (name, title, session)

  1. Duy Hoang, "Stacking of inter-cluster filaments with LOFAR and eROSITA data", GC I
  2. Shubham Bhagat, "Revealing remarkable emission in Abell 1367 with LOFAR and MeerKAT", GC I
  3. Volodymyr Galushko, "On the Use of the Low-Frequency Array for Ionospheric Diagnostics: A Case Study", S&SW
  4. Mariusz Pożoga, "Analysis of HF ionospheric attenuation based on PL610 single station measurements", S&SW
  5. Mariusz Pożoga, "All sky imaging on LOFAR PL610 in single-station mode", S&SW
  6. Marcin Grzesiak, "Modeling LOFAR scintillation observations.", S&SW
  7. Helena Ciechowska, "LOFAR PL610 Station Data Product Specification", S&SW
  8. Eleni Vardoulaki, "The case for LOFAR2.0 Greece", S&SW
  9. Vasanth Veluchamy, “Imaging a Low Frequency Multi-lane Type-II Solar Radio Burst and their Features in the Corona", S&SW
  10. Aleksandra Wołowska, "Search for low frequency emission around compact AGNs", DF&AGNs
  11. Magdalena Kunert-Bajraszewska, "Compact AGNs at low frequencies", DF&AGNs
  12. Jurjen De Jong, "Deep high resolution ELAIS-N1 radio map", DF&AGNs
  13. Eleni Vardoulaki, "Mapping the Deep Radio Sky in COSMOS with LOFAR", DF&AGNs
  14. Galyna Lytvynenko (Litvinenko), "Detailed study of some specific patterns in Jovian DAM emission spectrograms", P
  15. Gareth Dorrian, "An overview of scintillation arc features observed in Delay-Doppler Spectra from the ionospheric and inter-stellar scintillation domains", P&FS
  16. Morteza Pashapour-Ahmadabadi, "Counts-in-Cell statistics from LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey Data Release 2", HzUC&EOR
  17. M. A. Krishnakumar, “A Decade of Pulsar Monitoring Campaign with LOFAR”, S&ISM
  18. Mahmoud Hamed, "Decoding the IRX-β dust attenuation relation in star-forming galaxies at intermediate redshift", S&ISM
  19. Julia Piotrowska, "Multi-frequency insight into Cosmic Ray Electron transport in spiral galaxy NGC 6946", NG
  20. Krzysztof Chyży, "Equiparition estimation of galactic magnetic field strength using Bayesian approach", NG

The posters can be viewed at any time. We suggest the authors to additionally present their posters in the form of flash talks at the hanging posters, during the break after the session to which they were assigned.