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ACS Tech: Data Science Application in Radio Astronomy - Solving the mysteries of the Universe in the big data era

Join us at this upcoming in person event, where our speaker will share their insights on data science application in radio astronomy.

Registration End Date: Tue, 16 Mar, 09:00 AM

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  • where

  • State Library of WA, Great Southern Room (Level 4)
    25 Francis Street
    Perth WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 16 Mar, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 16 Mar, 07:30 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $10.00
  • Member-Concessional: $10.00
  • Non-Member: $40.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<p><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HS3tR&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1612238172000"></img><br> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </b></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA<br>This is an in-person event to be held in Perth, Western Australia. </span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">It will <b><u>NOT</u></b> be available online.</span></span><br><br>The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a joint project between an international consortium of organisations to construct and operate a low-frequency radio array. The main scientific goals of the MWA is to detect neutral atomic Hydrogen emission from the cosmological Epoch of Reionization (EoR), to study the sun, the heliosphere, the Earth&#39;s ionosphere, and radio transient phenomena, as well as map the extragalactic radio sky. <br><br>Needles to say this incredible technology is designed to gather vast amounts of data that needs to be processed and analaysed. This event will demonstrate how data science is an integral part of radio astronomy.<br><br>Post presentation refreshments provided.</p> <p><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES</b><br>Due to the importance of contact tracing for COVID-19 purposes if required, it is important to have your attendance registered.<br><br>On arrival at registration, please make sure to have your event confirmation e-mail with QR code ready to present where your attendance will be recorded. This can be provided via your phone or a printed copy.</p>

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CPD HOURS

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SKILL

Data visualisation (VISL) -> Level 5

Speaker

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt

Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt is an internationally prominent radio astronomer working in the space between astrophysics, computer science, and big data.

She is Director of the Curtin Institute for Computation, a cross-disciplinary research accelerator based on the use of high-performance computing, and immediate past director of the 65 million-dollar Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope.

In her 20-year career, Prof. Johnston-Hollitt has been involved in design, construction and operation of several major radio telescopes including the Low Frequency Array in the Netherlands, the MWA in Australia and the billion-dollar Square Kilometre Array (SKA) which will be hosted in both Australia and South Africa. These instruments produce massive quantities of data, in the case of the SKA it will be in the realms of exabytes per day requiring new and disruptive technologies to allow value to be extracted from the data deluge. As a result, Prof. Johnston-Hollitt’s expertise spans the intersection between radio astronomy, signal and image processing, and big data analytics and she leads two multi-disciplinary teams investigating how best to meet the science challenges of the big data era for radio astronomy and beyond. 

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25 Francis Street,Perth,WA,Australia

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