GLOW Organization

The organizational structure of the German Long Wavelength Consortium

GLOW Executive Committee

GLOW members assemble once in a year for the GLOW Annual Assembly. At this occasion the GLOW Council convenes, which is the supreme panel of GLOW. It makes all primary decisions of GLOW and elects the GLOW Executive Committee (EC), which represents and acts on behalf of GLOW between the Council meeting. The EC organizes regular telecons of the Extended Executive Committee, which additionally comprises working group chairs and vice chairs beside the EC.
The members of the executive committee are:
  • Matthias Hoeft (Tautenburg, chair)
  • Benedetta Ciardi (Garching, vice chair)
  • Volker Heesen (Hamburg, secretary)


GLOW Working Groups

GLOW has established the following working groups:
  • Scientific Working Group (SWG)
    led by Marcus Brüggen (chair, Hamburg)
  • LOFAR Working Group (LofarWG)
    comprises LOFAR station owners, LTA hardware owners and KSP representatives, led by Dominik Schwarz (chair, Bielefeld)
    with subgroup 
    - Technical Working Group (TWG)
       led by Jörn Künsemöller (co-chair, Bielefeld) and David Rafferty (co-chair, Hamburg)
  • D-MeerKAT working group (D-MeerKAT WG)   
    led by Dominik Schwarz (chair, Bielefeld) and Hans-Rainer Klöckner 
  • Resource Allocation Committee (RAC)
    led by Matthias Hoeft (chair, Tautenburg) 
  • SKA Working Group (GLOWSKA)   
    activities are led by the Verein für datenintensive Radioastronomie e.V.  
GLOW has nominated Dominik Schwarz (Bielefeld) as representative at the International LOFAR Telescope Board.
Michel Kramer is representative at the SKA board.


Extended GLOW Executive Committee 

The extended EC comprises the GLOW EC, the working group chairs and vice chairs, representatives at international boards and at selection committees.
Currently the extended EC has the following members: Marcus Brüggen, Benedetta Ciardi, Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar, Volker Heesen, Matthias Hoeft, Hans-Rainer Klöckner, Michael Kramer and Dominik Schwarz 
The extended GLOW EC meets every third Thursday a month at 8:30am, except agreed otherwise. Next meetings in 2023 and 2024 are :
November 9, 8:30am  <-- special date, including preparation of GLOW Council meeting at Radio2023 
Wed, Nov 15, 13:00 - 14:30  GLOW council meeting at Radio2023 in Bochum
December 14, 8:30am   <-- special date
January 18, 8:30am 
February 15, 8:30am
March 21, 8:30am 
April 18, 8:30am