Swiss SKA Days 2016

With the visit of Phil Diamond the Director General of the SKA project and Bernie Faranoff the former head of SKA in South Africa, we have organised an exciting day event around this ambitous radio-astronomy projects at the edges of advanced technology and computing.

On 18 May 2016 !

This first Swiss SKA day 2016 took place on Wednesday May 18  at EPFL, Lausanne.

The venue of the meeting took place in the conference room BC410

Most of the presentations given during this meeting can be accessed below.

Agenda

09:45 – 10:15 — Welcome Coffee

Session 1: SKA an ambitious project for the 21st century

10:15 – 10:30  Welcome: EPFL in a nutshell – Karl Aberer (EPFL, Vice Presidency for Information Systems)

10:30 – 11:00  SKA – The Project –  Phil Diamond (SKA Director General)

11:00 – 11:20  SKA – Policy – Simon Berry (SKA Director of Policy Development)

11:20 – 11:50  SKA – Science – Robert Braun (SKA Director of Science)

11:50 – 12:10  SKA – Engineering and plans for construction – Alistair McPherson (SKA Deputy D-G and Head of Project)

12:10 – 12:30  SKA – Computing and Software – Nick Rees (Head of SKA Computing and Software)

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch

Session 2: Forefront science with SKA 

13:30 – 13:40  Overview of the Swiss SKA Consortium – Daniel Schaerer (UniGE)

13:40 – 13:55  Cosmology with the SKA – Martin Kunz (UniGE)

13:55 – 14:10  HI Intensity Mapping with BINGO – Alexendre Refregier (ETHZ)

14:10 – 14:25  The epoch re-ionization simulated in a box – Romain Teyssier (UniZH)

14:25 – 14:40  View through the visibilities – Yves Wiaux (Heriot-Watt University/EPFL)

14:40 – 15:10 Coffee Break

Session 3: Techonological challenges with SKA 

15:10 – 15:30   The DOME project – Ton Engbersen (IBM Zurich)

15:30 – 15:45 A holistic perspective on algorithms for the SKA pipeline –  Paul Hurley (IBM Zurich)

15:45 – 16:00  Analogic to Digital Converter for SKA – Yusuf Leblebici (EPFL)

16:00 – 16:15  The Future of Data-Centric Computing – Babak Falsafi (EPFL)

16:15 – 16:30  SKA machine learning perspectives for imaging, processing and analysis – Slava Voloshynovskiy (UniGe)

 

Open Conference (CM3): 

17:15 – 18:00  The Square Kilometre Array & Radio Astronomy in Africa – Bernie Fanaroff (SKA South Africa)