Jan Forbrich, Philip Lucas
We are conducting a novel survey of protostellar radio emission in the famous Orion Nebula Cluster with three major radio observatories: the NRAO Very Large Array (VLA), the NRAO Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submm Array (ALMA). In particular, we are continuing a multi-year monitoring effort to observe nonthermal flares toward hundreds of young stellar objects with the VLBA, which will produce unprecedented and novel constraints on such high-energy emission of protoplanetary disks. Additionally, precision astrometry will allow us to measure proper motions of embedded young stellar objects, complementing Gaia. While previous such observations were limited to very few objects per observation, the use of software correlation allows us to observe hundreds of objects simultaneously in this area of data-intensive radio astronomy. You will learn these methods, and we will place the results in a rich multi-wavelength context in this famous star-forming region.