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 than MeerKAT, the uGMRT offers similar angular resolution and sensitivity at 400 and 700 MHz as MeerKAT at L and S band. The combined MeerKAT-uGMRT data set will thus provide full-Stokes information on the microJy source population over an extremely broad band, from 250 MHz to 2.5 GHz, at resolution of a few arcseconds.  This unprecedented data set will have a profound impact on our understanding of how AGN and star-forming galaxies evolve over cosmic time, as functions of stellar mass and environment; how the Universe’s neutral hydrogen evolves, turns into stars after moving through the molecular phase, and/or fuels AGN activity; and how cosmic magnetic fields originate and evolve in clusters, filaments and galaxies.

This joint project, called superMIGHTEE, evolved from a series of joint workshops sponsored by an Indian DST and South African NRF bilateral Indo-South African Flagship program in Astronomy. The next workshop in this series will take place at Kruger National Park from 05 – 07 June 2019.

Topics to be covered at the workshop include:

  • Update on observations and data from uGMRT and MeerKAT
  • Data processing and technical challenges for high dynamic range imaging and joint analysis of data from uGMRT and MeerKAT over the entire band
  • New Machine Learning, analytics algorithms and Visualization Techniques
  • Joint scientific projects with the data
  • Project planning and development.

Please go to the conference webpage to register your interest to attend the workshop, including details about your proposed contribution.

Scientific Organising Committee:

Prof. Russ Taylor (IDIA)

Prof. Ishwara-Chandra (NCRA-TIFR)

Prof. Dharam Vir Lal (NCRA-TIFR)