Prof. Burtram Fielding

Prof. Burtram Fielding is the Director of Research at the University of the Western Cape. Prof. Fielding has previously held the position of acting Research Director, and acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Prof. Fielding holds a BSc., BSc. (Cum Laude) and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. Prof. Fielding has been …

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Prof. Josè Frantz

Prof. Josè Frantz is currently the DVC Research and Innovation at the University of the Western Cape. She has held the position as the Dean of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (2013 -2017) and the Deputy Dean of Research prior to that. Prof. Frantz holds a BSc. Physiotherapy, MSc. Physiotherapy, and PhD. In …

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Prof. Stephanie Burton

Professor Stephanie Burton is the Vice-Principal responsible for research, postgraduate education, and international partnerships at the University of Pretoria. She holds an MSc in Organic Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry from Rhodes University. Professor Burton has lectured at Rhodes University and at the University of Cape Town. After fulfilling the role of  Director of …

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Prof. Susan Bourne

Prof Susan Bourne is the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town. Prior to this appointment she was the Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of the Department of Chemistry at UCT. She holds a BSc(Hons) and PhD degree, obtained at UCT. Her research interests are in Supramolecular Chemistry …

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CARTA Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting

CARTA Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting University of Cape Town, Upper Campus Cape Town, South Africa 23 – 29 January, 2019   The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy will be hosting a face-to-face meeting for the CARTA Working Group at the University of Cape Town. Topics for discussion at the meeting include: •User feedback on initial …

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IDIA welcomes new members to the team

Four new staff members joined IDIA in December 2018. They  bring a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to the institute. Mike Currin Mike has joined IDIA as Senior Technical Specialist supporting the Information Technology team and is based at the University of Cape Town. Mike describes his recent venture into IDIA as follows: “I’m …

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South African MIGHTEE Early Science Workshop

South African MIGHTEE Early Science Workshop 5th Floor, SANBI Seminar Rooms, Life Sciences Building University of the Western Cape Cape Town, South Africa 20 – 22 February, 2019   Early observation of several  MIGHTEE pointings have been completed, and the MIGHTEE-DATA team are working to create preliminary images data sets to support early science projects. Initial …

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Past Visitors

The Inter-university Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy receives international and national visitors who seek to build partnerships and collaborations with the institute and its researchers. Visitors in 2019 Dr. Fabio Vitello, INAF, Catania, Italy Dr. Ugo Becciani, INAF, Catania, Italy Assoc. Prof. Dharam Lal, NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India Grazia Uman, INAF, Catania, Italy Corrado Trigillio, INAF, …

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Ilifu Users Workshop

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy hosted a “first users” workshop on 23 November 2018 at the University of the Western Cape. The purpose of the workshop was to providing information to users and potential users on developments, policies, systems, resources, access; and  receive information from users on how the facility is meeting their …

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Media Coverage

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy has been mentioned in online news articles, and print articles. Please see below for various articles by the media on the institute including articles written by members of the institute. Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy: Universities unite to boost SKA Drive to decode array of big data Astronomers …

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