A graphical tool for demonstrating the techniques of radio interferometry
I’ve previously written about the tool that Adam Avison and I came up with for the ALMA stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. We are now pleased to be able to tell you about the paper we have written up about this. The paper explains the basics of interferometry and how one can use our tool to help teach this topic. The paper is mostly aimed at undergraduate level but the tool can be used with all ages. It can be used to nicely demonstrate what having a bigger aperture means and how radio astronomy need very large dishes (or large arrays) to produce useful images.
The paper published in the Publication in the European Journal of Physics can be found on arxiv here.