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New UP Postdoctoral Fellow Joins IDIA

We are excited once again to announce that IDIA is proud to welcome a new Postdoctoral Fellow who will be joining the University of Pretoria. Since joining the partnership in 2018, the University of Pretoria has grown its research, researchers and science in the IDIA-supported project “Artificial Intelligence enhanced wide-field VLBI surveys: precursor science to …

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superMIGHTEE Workshop held at Kruger National Park

Astronomers from India and South Africa descended upon the Kruger National Park to kick off the superMIGHTEE Workshop from 05 – 07 June 2019. superMIGHTEE is the joint exploration of the Deep Sky with uGMRT and MeerKAT, and evolved from a series of joint workshops co-sponsored by India’s Department of Science and Technology and South …

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Seasoning Society with SALT – First of the SEADS series.

We were lucky to welcome a very wide audience for the the first instalment of this seminar series, designed for anyone using science and technology to engage communities and stimulate development. We had representatives from UWC’s Physics and Astronomy department, where it was hosted, as well as from the Humanities where long-term community engagement projects …

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UP group is growing with new IDIA project

Since 2018, the group at the University of Pretoria is growing, and their science is growing! The technique of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) enables radio antennas across the planet to be used as a single, Earth-sized telescope. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are growing in importance as the data from telescopes …

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