Toruń Centre for Astronomy at the Nicolaus Copernicus University
hosted the
44th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference (YERAC)
between 8 and 12 September, 2014.



Conference photo

NEWS: 2014-09-15: Presentations and contributions have been updated.


prof. MezgerOn July 9, 2014, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Mezger passed away at the age of 85, after a long illness. Peter Mezger, emeritus director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, was the second of the three YERAC ‘inventors’, hosted YERAC several times and was an enthusiastic practician of the YERAC spirit: collaborate creatively and generously across border-, language- and culture barriers. His death is a great loss to the whole radio astronomy community.



NEWS: 2014-09-04: The final version of the conference program has been announced.

NEWS: 2014-08-20: Preliminary program has been announced.

YERAC has been held annually since 1968 and has enabled many graduate students and new post-docs or other workers in radio  astronomy to meet each other and present their current work.

This year  we will continue  the tradition of giving the early-career scientists an opportunity to present their research. Therefore, we encourage all participants to give a talk about some aspect of their work.

YERAC will take place in Toruń for the third time. The first one was in 1976 and the second in 1987. The city, where the Nicolaus Copernicus was born, is an excellent place where the main aim of YERAC can be fulfilled: “To bring together young radio astronomers working at European institutes, observatories, laboratories and universities in order to provide them with early opportunities for transborder interactions with peers.” as written in “Conception of YERAC” by Harry van der Laan (

Participation is by recommendation. Supervisors/directors of institutes are asked to nominate their students and provide a supporting letter (see the registration process).

The conference costs are supported by RadioNet3 and Toruń Centre for Astronomy.


44'th Young European Radio Astronomers Conference