2017 is the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the pulsar and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). In the past twenty years, VLBI has been used in pulsar observations to study pulsar scintillation and scattering due to density variations in the ionized interstellar medium (IISM). With VLBI, it is possible to characterize and in some cases image the scattered image of the pulsar. This workshop will focus on recent progress made in this area, including theory of scintillation, new results and improvement of techniques in the investigation of the ISM through pulsar observations, the characterization of pulsar scintillation and removal of pulsar scintillation from observations, and the study of pulsars using the scattered images to obtain very high spatial resolution.
Venue : Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, 14th Floor, McLennan Physical Laboratories, 60, St. George Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8.