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SKA

The Universe’s Biggest 3D Map

February 13, 2015

Press release from www.scidev.net  : South African astronomers are gearing up to join international experts to undertake a survey that will create the biggest map of the universe ever made. The survey, which will generate a three-dimensional (3D) map of the …

Sourav Mitra

Young Astronomer Award

July 28, 2014

UWC postdoc Sourav Mitra has been named Young Astronomer of the Year 2013 by the Astronomical Society of India, for work he published on formation rates of dark matter haloes.  Details of the award can be found here: http://www.astron-soc.in/awards.php#young_astronomer  

SALT successfully starts it’s hunt for Dark Energy

November 8, 2013

Figure 1: Zoomed in image of DESC1feu, highlighting the supernova position We are excited to announce that researchers from UWC, AIMS and SAAO have successfully confirmed the discovery of a supernova from the Dark Energy Survey (DES). DES is a …

SKA design phase – press announcement!

November 6, 2013

Taken from the SKA website   Hundreds of world’s experts engaged in the final race for designing the largest radio telescope on earth 4 November 2013, SKA Headquarters, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project enters a …

Cosmology on Ultralarge Scales with Intensity Mapping

October 28, 2013

A new PRL paper from UWCs’, Mário Santos! Get the full article here. Cosmology on Ultralarge Scales with Intensity Mapping of the Neutral Hydrogen 21 cm Emission: Limits on Primordial Non-Gaussianity Stefano Camera1,2,*, Mário G. Santos1,2,†, Pedro G. Ferreira3,‡, and Luís Ferramacho1,2 1CENTRA, …

Russ Taylor

Russ Taylor to Join UWC/UCT

September 12, 2013

Prof Taylor will be joining us from Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Calgary. He has extensive expertise in radio astronomy, in particular wide-field polarization, cosmic magnetism and Big Data, and has played a prominent role in …

Python Programming Workshop

August 30, 2013

This is to bring your attention to an experimental activity we are conducting at the OAD regarding the use of astronomy skills in other science fields. This will take the form of a Python programming workshop for students from as …

UKZN to Host the SKA 2013 Introductory Radio Astronomy School

August 29, 2013

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Durban University of Technology (DUT) will host the SKA Introductory Radio Astronomy School from 30 November – 5 December 2013, funded by the SKA, South Africa.  High profile international researchers will deliver a series of lectures, covering a broad range of theoretical and experimental topics in …

Synergistic Science with Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array

August 27, 2013

The majority of the UWC group will be presenting talks at the upcoming Synergistic Science with Euclid and the Square Kilometre Array meeting held at Oxford University from the 16 – 18th September. The meeting will be exploring the synergies between the Euclid …