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Shedding new light on black hole ejections

Academics from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are part of a research group led by the University of Oxford’s Department of Physics that has observed a black hole ejecting material at close to the speed of light out to some of the largest angular distances (separations) ever seen. These observations have allowed a deeper …

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Prof Ewine van Dishoeck Engages Scientists and Community

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy was honoured to have Prof. Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck, professor of Molecular Astrophysics at Leiden Observatory and president of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), who dedicated a whole morning out of her incredibly busy schedule to deliver a special colloquium at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at …

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SPARCS X 2020 Announcement

We are pleased to announce that SPARCS X 2020 “Capturing science from the pathfinder survey data” will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 September 2020. Registration will soon be open via: https://www.idia.ac.za/SPARCS2020/ SPARCS is the forum to maximize the scientific return from the SKA Pathfinder projects’ continuum surveys. The SKA PAthfinder Radio Continuum Survey (SPARCS) Working Group has the following goals: To coordinate …

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Dr Ugo Becciani visits IDIA

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive and the Astronomy Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will host Dr Ugo Becciani from the Catania Astrophysical Observatory, Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania (Sicily). As part of the visit Dr. Becciani will give a talk at the UCT entitled “Towards Astronomical Big Data Analysis …

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South African-European Federated Cloud Piloting Meeting

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) recently participated in the Federated Cloud Piloting at Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Italy from 10-11 September 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to launch the pilot demonstration project of a South African – European federated cloud to support collaboration on SKA Pathfinder data intensive large programs between South African and …

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IDIA Stellar Radio Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The South African Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is seeking applications for an IDIA postdoctoral fellowship in the field of combined stellar radio-optical astrophysics, based in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Cape Town. MeerKAT is the mid-frequency SKA precursor telescope array comprised 64 13.5-meter antennas located at the SKA central …

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