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 GMRT observations.
Prof. Dharam’s research interested centre on radio galaxies and active galactic nuclei, and their implications for galaxy formation and feedback. He is involved in the SKA project as a core member of the Extragalactic Continuum Science Working Group and a coordinator of Continuum Survey Science Working Group of the Indian SKA Consortium. While he is here he will be working on advanced algorithms for data processing and on research related to superMIGHTEE.
Prof. Dharam will be visiting IDIA at the Astronomy Department at the University of Cape until 9 June.