About GLOW

Information about the German Long Wavelength Consortium

The German Long Wavelength Consortium (GLOW) was formed 2006 by German universities and research institutes to foster the use of the radio spectral window at meter wavelengths for astrophysical research.  This new window to the universe offers unprecedented insights into many astrophysical processes, which cannot be observed elsewhere. German researchers study for instance the evolution of galaxy clusters, magnetic fields in the intergalactic medium, the nature and evolution of pulsars, and solar outbursts.
The new research fields in radio astronomy are taking advantage from the advances in information technology. They use the real-time and fast data processing capabilities of modern computers to operate novel radio interferometers as the Long-Wavelength Array (LOFAR) or the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA).


GLOW is formed by German university departments and research institutes. 
Current members are: