IDIA-NRAO Advanced Imaging Postdoctoral Fellowship

The South African Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) and the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) are seeking applications for a joint IDIA-NRAO postdoctoral fellowship. MeerKAT is a mid-frequency SKA precursor comprised 64 13.5-meter antennas located at the SKA central site in South Africa. It is undertaking several wide-field imaging large survey projects in advance of the SKA. … Read More

Multi-Wavelength Astronomy in the Cloud Workshop

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy and the South African Astronomical Observatory would like to invite you to a workshop about multi-wavelength astronomy, current and future data challenges, and how cloud computing technology can help to address them. The Multi-Wavelength Astronomy in the Cloud Workshop will be held at the SAAO Auditorium on 26 August 2019 from 09h00 – 17h00. The aim … Read More

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 the full SKA”. Dr. Jack … Read More

Prof Sue Harrison

Prof. Sue Harrison is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation at the University of Cape Town. Prof. Harrison has 30 years experience in research in bioprocess engineering in the industrial and academic arenas. She holds a BSc (Chemistry & Microbiology) and BSc Hons (Microbiology) from the University of Cape Town; and a PhD from Cambridge University. She holds the … Read More

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 Africa’s National Research Foundation bilateral, … Read More

New Postdoctoral Fellow Joins IDIA

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy welcomes Dr. Matt Prescott, our new postdoctoral researcher, based at University of the Western Cape. Dr. Matt Prescott joins us under joint Fellowship between the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy and the Centre for Radio Cosmology at theUniversity of the Western Cape. He shall be under the guidance of both Prof. Mario Santos and Prof. Russ Taylor. … Read More

Visitors from INAF, Italy

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy is pleased to announce visitors from the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania, Italy. This cohort of researchers include Grazia Umana, Corrado Trigilio, Adriano Ingallinera and Francesco Cavallaro. The researchers will be visiting the University of Cape Town (Tuesday, 21 May 2019 and Thursday, 23 May 2019), University of the Western Cape (Wednesday, … Read More