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Visitors from INAF, Italy

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy is pleased to announce visitors from the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania, Italy. This cohort of researchers include Grazia Umana, Corrado Trigilio, Adriano Ingallinera and Francesco Cavallaro. The researchers will be visiting the University of Cape Town (Tuesday, 21 May 2019 and Thursday, 23 May 2019), University …

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IDIA Welcomes Visiting Scholar from India

IDIA welcomes Dharam Lal, a visiting scholar.  Prof. Dharam is an Associate Professor at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research – National Centre for Radio Astrophysics in Pune, India.   He is the Indian project leader for South Africa- India superMIGHTEE collaboration to extend the MIGHTEE project to lower frequencies by combining MeerKAT and the upgraded …

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IDIA Welcomes Visitors from Italy

This week (2 – 5 April) the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy and the Astronomy Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) will host Dr Fabio Vitello and Dr Ugo Becciani from the Italian Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania (Sicily). They will be working with Dr. Lucia Marchetti, Prof. Russ Taylor, Dr. …

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Ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop Announcement

Dear ilifu/IDIA Researchers, The ilifu Research Data Management and Open Science Working Group will be hosting an ilifu RDM Users’ Engagement Workshop on 29 March, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to engage with users of the ilifu infrastructure to identify if current research practices aligns with the newly developed ilifu Research Data Management …

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Welcome to Astronomy and Bioinformatics User Support Specialists for ilifu

We are glad to welcome two new user support specialists for the users on the Ilifu Data Intensive Research Cloud facility. Dr. Jordan Collier and Mr. Dane Kennedy will be joining the IDIA team as Astronomy and Bioinformatics User Support specialists. Their roles will involve the provision of technical support to the astronomy and bioinformatics communities, …

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superMIGHTEE 2019 Announcement

Dear Colleagues, We will be holding a meeting of the superMIGHTEE collaboration at Kruger Park 05 – 07 June 2019. SUPERMIGHTEE is a collaboration between the MeerKAT MIGHTEE project and colleagues at NCRA-TIFR in India to co-observe the MIGHTEE deep fields with the upgraded GMRT from 250-850 MHz. With interferometer baselines almost four times larger …

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IDIA Welcomes a New Team Member

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy at the University of the Western Cape is proud to announce that a new team member has joined us as a postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Fangxia An. Dr. An will be working with IDIA Researcher Dr. Mattia Vaccari on the HELP­-IDIA Panchromatic PrOject (HIPPO) on developing techniques to best …

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