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Radio School by ICRAR/CASS

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Radio astronomy has entered an exciting phase with the advent of new radio telescopes in Australia and around the world. These telescopes have vastly improved scientific performance in a number of key areas, including sensitivity, image fidelity, transient detectability, frequency range, field of view, and ability to deal with atmospheric and ionospheric effects. Moreover, themore…

Radio astronomy has entered an exciting phase with the advent of new radio telescopes in Australia and around the world. These telescopes have vastly improved scientific performance in a number of key areas, including sensitivity, image fidelity, transient detectability, frequency range, field of view, and ability to deal with atmospheric and ionospheric effects.

Moreover, the new Australian radio telescopes (ASKAP and MWA) are located at a supremely radio-quiet site, which further enhances scientific capability.

Venue: Geraldton Multipurpose Centre

Date: 1-5 October, 2018

Registration: https://www.icrar.org/conferences/radio-school-2018/   

This School aims at teaching the fundamentals of Radio Astronomy to participants and postdoctoral scientists at the Ph.D level or above. It will also introduce participants to hands-on reduction of data from ASKAP and MWA, and introduce the Pawsey supercomputer centre, part of which is dedicated to radio astronomy analysis. No prior experience with radio astronomy is required.

The School will be held in the beautiful coastal city of Geraldton, which is strategically located between the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory and Perth, and which provides a home base for most of the permanent MRO staff. There will be an opportunity for School attendees and lecturers to visit the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory to see ASKAP, MWA and SKA verification systems.

The School is jointly hosted by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, with the generous support of Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Geraldton City Council.

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October 1, 2018
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October 5, 2018
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16

Oct

Workshop: Collaborative Research in Practice – a roadmap to using Git and Docker

  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm

  • 65 Queens Rd

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GENERAL INFORMATION Workshop Length: 1 day Hands-on component: Yes, we are aiming for half of the workshop being hands-on DESCRIPTION The Internet has made it easy for researchers to collaborate across universities using tools such as emails, instant messaging and videoconferencing. However, these tools do not encourage transparency and reproducibility of research. For example, what wouldmore…

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Workshop Length: 1 day
  • Hands-on component: Yes, we are aiming for half of the workshop being hands-on

DESCRIPTION

The Internet has made it easy for researchers to collaborate across universities using tools such as emails, instant messaging and videoconferencing. However, these tools do not encourage transparency and reproducibility of research. For example, what would happen if you forget to put someone on your email chain and how do you reconcile different code snippets that various team members have worked on?

In this workshop we will first have a look at the modern scientific landscape in which code plays an increasingly important role in obtaining and reproducing research results.

We then move on to a hands-on introduction to version control (with Git and GitHub) and “containerising” with Docker. Finally, we will conclude the workshop with a session on using version control and Docker in practice for a collaborative and migrateable workflow.

 

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Tue 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Location

65 Queens Rd

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Date:
October 16, 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pullman Hotel
65 Queens Rd
Albert Park, Melbourne 3182 Australia
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17

Oct

Panel Session – Democratising eResearch

  • 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

  • 65 Queens Rd

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During eResearch Australasia 2018, join MC, Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute and panellists: Professor Sean Smith, Director, NCI Mr Mark Stickells, Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Dr Jacky Pallas, eResearch Director, Kings College, London The will be discussing the democratisation of eResearch

During eResearch Australasia 2018, join MC, Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director, Australian Data Science Education Institute and panellists:

The will be discussing the democratisation of eResearch

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Wed 12:05 pm-12:50 pm

Location

65 Queens Rd

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Date:
October 17, 2018
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12:05 pm - 12:50 pm
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Pullman Hotel
65 Queens Rd
Albert Park, Melbourne 3182 Australia

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17

Oct

Radio astronomers from NRAO and ASTRON presenting at Pawsey

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

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You are invited to join Pawsey who is hosting Rick Perley from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico and André Offringa from the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON).  They will provide short talks as follows: Date: Wednesday 17 October, 2018 Time: 2.00pm Venue: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Burvill Court, Kensington WA 6151 Imaging Challengesmore…

You are invited to join Pawsey who is hosting Rick Perley from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, New Mexico and André Offringa from the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON).  They will provide short talks as follows:

Date: Wednesday 17 October, 2018
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Burvill Court, Kensington WA 6151

Imaging Challenges for Radio Astronomy Interferometers, by Rick Perley  

Radio interferometers generate images of the sky by utilizing the Fourier transform relationship between the sky brightness and the cross-products of the antenna voltages.  Although the theory is well established, the actual applications are fraught with difficulties, as the sampling of the Fourier plane is necessarily discrete and incomplete.  As a result, the direct transform of the data (the ‘right’ answer) is wholly unsuited for astronomical analysis.  In order to ‘clean’ up the initial images, astronomers utilize various ‘deconvolution’ techniques — one of which, ‘CLEAN’ is the oldest, simplest, fastest, and by far the most utilized.  It also gives the wrong result, in the sense that the output image does not match the observed data.  In this short presentation, I will illustrate these points with data taken by the NRAO’s Very Large Array, and discuss the relationship of this problem with the subject of Compressed Sensing, which aims to optimize the information available, although at a high cost in computing.

Methods for detecting the Epoch of Reionization with LOFAR, by  André Offringa

André will discuss the LOFAR Epoch of Reionization (EoR) project. The Epoch of Reionization is a cosmological process that has taken place in the early ages of the Universe. Several experiments are set out to detect this era, including the Australian MWA and the Dutch/International LOFAR telescope. In the LOFAR EoR project, the international Low-Frequency Array is used to make a statistical detection of redshifted Hydrogen (21-cm) signals originating from this crucial era in the early evolution of our Universe. The LOFAR EoR project has currently set the lowest upper-limits on these signals, so far using only a single night of observation of LOFAR data.

Approximately 2000 hours of observations are required for a detection, and the EoR project has recently finished the collection of this enormous data volume. Now, the challenge is in finding the EoR needle in the haystack of data.

He will cover the methodology used by the project, and describe some of the associated challenges. This includes the approach for calibration, interference avoidance, foreground modeling and subtraction, imaging and power spectrum estimation. The unprecedented dynamic range requirements to detect the EoR-signals have required several novel processing methods.

All are welcome, if you would like to attend please register below.

2018 Radio astronomers from ASTRON and NRAO presenting at Pawsey

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Wed 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

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Date:
October 17, 2018
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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17

Oct

BoF: Advancing HPC and Data collaborations in Australasia

  • 2:40 pm-3:40 pm

  • 65 Queens Rd

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Working cooperatively in an interdisciplinary team is essential to solve complex challenges faced within academic and industry research sectors.  There are obvious benefits to working as part of a team such as diversity, a wide variety of knowledge, skills and strengths, greater access to resources and funding, a range of facilities and infrastructure and anmore…

Working cooperatively in an interdisciplinary team is essential to solve complex challenges faced within academic and industry research sectors.  There are obvious benefits to working as part of a team such as diversity, a wide variety of knowledge, skills and strengths, greater access to resources and funding, a range of facilities and infrastructure and an expanded network of contacts, just to mention a few.  As a consequence, often national collaborations are funded by Governments for various reasons including policy ambitions or to encourage knowledge creation (often in science or engineering) to facilitate economic growth.

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Wed 2:40 pm-3:40 pm

Location

65 Queens Rd

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Date:
October 17, 2018
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2:40 pm - 3:40 pm
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Pullman Hotel
65 Queens Rd
Albert Park, Melbourne 3182 Australia
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26

Oct

Pawsey User Forum – Perth

  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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Pawsey staff are taking the opportunity to discuss your experiences using Pawsey services. We want to hear from you to find out what we are doing well and where we can improve. Do not wait until the end of year survey, join us to have your say! Your feedback can cover all aspects of interactions withmore…

Pawsey staff are taking the opportunity to discuss your experiences using Pawsey services. We want to hear from you to find out what we are doing well and where we can improve. Do not wait until the end of year survey, join us to have your say!

Your feedback can cover all aspects of interactions with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. This may include the full project lifecycle of application, allocation management, usage, and reporting for the various supercomputing, data, cloud and visualisation systems that Pawsey operates. This is also your chance to help us shape the future of HPC for Australia’s researchers.

Date:     Friday 26th October 2018
Time:    11.00 am  AWST
Venue:  Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
Burvill Court, Kensington

We will have webinar facilities available if you would like to attend remotely.

 

Pawsey User Forum - Perth

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Fri 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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Date:
October 26, 2018
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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