European Pulsar Timing Array meeting (WG2+WG3+WG4 meeting)

European Pulsar Timing Array meeting (WG2+WG3+WG4 meeting)

Registration for the spring collaboration meeting of the European Pulsar TIming Array (EPTA) is now open.  The meeting, hosted by the University of East Anglia will be held in Norwich, UK from 18-20 April 2018.  The meeting venue will be the OPEN Norwich building in the heart of Norwich city centre.  Deadline for registration is set to be 15 March 2018, approximately one month before the meeting in order to make the appropriate prepartion for catering, room spaces, etc.

This meeting overlaps with a meeting funded by the PHAROS COST Action, and falls within working groups 2 (Superfluidity/Superconductivity in dense matter and transport coefficients), 3 (Gravitational wave signals from neutron stars), and 4 (Magnetic field formation, evolution, (in)stability and neutron star population study).


You can register via the meeting website:

This event has also received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562 [RadioNet], and there will be no registration fee.

We will also be enjoying an “overlap” day on 18 April, the first day of this meeting, with the final day of the the meeting of the SPINS-UK consortium.  For this day we will have talks from both consortia, along with a public lecture in the evening on UEA campus, and a reception to follow.  We hope everyone registered for this EPTA meeting will be in attendance!

We are also planning a conference dinner for Thursday evening (19 April) at the Merchants if Spice Indian restaurant, very near to the meeting venue.  More details to follow, but do be sure to outline your dietary restriction(s) on the registration form.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email, along with a link to a form where you can submit a title and abstract for your talk, if you have requested one.  The deadline for these will also be 15 March 2018.

We have been able to secure accommodation at a few local establishments for a limited time, after which the rooms will be released to the public — so please book your room early! Details are on the website.

In the interest of keeping this email relatively short,  all necessary information can be found on the meeting website (link above), which will be updated as new information becomes available; this of course includes the meeting schedule and a list of registered participants.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Norwich in April for what we expect to be a very exciting and productive meeting!  If you have any specific questions, please contact Robert Ferdman at