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Special Issue "The Power of Faraday Tomography"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2018).
Interests: MHD simulations; accretion disks; galactic magnetism; X-ray and radio astronomy
Interests: galactic magnetism; interstellar medium; radio astronomy
Interests: theoretical astrophysics; radio astronomy; magnetic turbulence in the Universe
We invite you to submit manuscripts for a Special Issue of Galaxies on “The Power of Faraday Tomography”. Magnetic fields play vital roles on all scales throughout the Universe, allowing the creation of stars and exoplanets, affecting the gas flows in the interstellar medium, forming galactic and AGN jet structures, and permeating the cosmic web such as galaxy clusters. Yet the origin of these cosmic magnets and the mechanisms of field amplification/ordering over the history of the Universe are still largely unsolved. Recent developments from new astronomical messengers, such as fast radio bursts (FRBs), in combination with new polarimetric radio surveys, are rapidly developing this field from a data-restricted niche into a diverse and rapidly-developing field.
“Cosmic Magnetism” is recognized as one of the key science topics for large radio facilities, such as the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR), the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), as well as the next-generation Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and its precursors, the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA), the Australia SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP), and MeerKAT. We are now entering an epoch of large facilities, which are expected to uniquely solve many outstanding questions in cosmic magnetism. Theoretical and numerical predictions will become much more important in this era.
One of the breakthroughs provided by modern radio telescopes is a wide-bandwidth in frequency. This improves, for example, the sensitivity, the spectral index estimation, and the depolarization analysis. Moreover, it enables an innovative data analysis algorithm known as Faraday tomography. Nevertheless, this wide-frequency coverage also provides a “Big Data” challenge; with computational cost, storage, and data distribution becoming significant issues to be overcome. Algorithmic and processing developments should be able to solve these challenges by the time that future cutting-edge projects, such as the SKA, come online.
This Special Issue aims to review the current status and future prospects of the Faraday tomography method, by combining astronomical observations, numerical simulations, and astrophysical theories.
Dr. Mami Machida
Dr. Marijke Haverkorn
Dr. Takuya Akahori
Dr. Jamie Farnes
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Galaxies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- magnetic fields
- faraday tomography
- magnetic turbulence
- large-scale structure
- Milky Way