Prof. Mario Santos

Senior Researchers

Prof. Santos is an associate professor at the University of Western Cape. His main focus is "radio-cosmology" - studying how the next generation of large radio telescopes, such as MeerKAT in South Africa and the future SKA will be able to answer fundamental questions in Cosmology.

This involves large simulations where we need to take into account the signal, contaminants and the effects of the telescope itself. Moreover, it will require the application of demanding cleaning algorithms and calibration methods to huge data sets, something that is the realm of Big Data.