SKA 2010

from Monday, 22 March 2010 (09:00) to Thursday, 25 March 2010 (18:00)
University of Manchester (Whitworth Hall)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
22 Mar 2010
23 Mar 2010
24 Mar 2010
25 Mar 2010
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09:00 Welcome - Dr R. Schilizzi (SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:15 Science with the SKA - Dr J. Lazio (NRL - SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:55 SKA System Overview - Dr P. Dewdney (SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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10:30
Posters (until 18:00) (Whitworth Hall)
10:35 --- coffee ---
11:00
International SKA Progress (until 12:30) (Whitworth Hall)
09:00 Tests of General Relativity with the SKA - Prof. D. Psaltis   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:40 SKA Configurations - R. Millenaar (SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:45
Posters (until 17:00) (Whitworth Hall)
10:10 SKA Technologies - Dr P. Dewdney (SPDO) Dr N. Roddis (SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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10:30 --- coffee ---
11:00
Panel Discussion on Dishes and Wide Band Single Pixel Feeds (WBSPFs) for the SKA-mid (until 12:30) (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Opening Statements by Panelists   (Whitworth Hall)
11:20 Open Discussion   (Whitworth Hall)
09:00 Paths to Learning about the First Luminous Sources with the SKA - J. Pritchard   (Whitworth Hall)
09:45
Parallel Sessions (until 10:30) (Whitworth Hall)
09:45 Antennas Design Group   (Whitworth Hall)
09:45 Computing Design Group   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:45 Operations WG   (Whitworth Hall)
09:45 Outreach WG   (Whitworth Hall)
09:45 Power Investigation Task Force   (Whitworth Hall)
09:45 Science WG & Configurations Task Force   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:45
Posters (until 17:00) (Whitworth Hall)
10:30 --- coffee ---
11:00
Parallel Sessions (until 12:30) (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Antennas Design Group   (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Computing Design Group   (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Configurations Task Force   (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Operations WG   (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Outreach WG   (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 Power Investigation Task Force   (Whitworth Hall)
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11:00 Science WG   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:00 Is the SKA Still the Optimal Way of Producing a Cosmological Galaxy Redshift Survey? - Dr Filipe Abdalla (Dept. Physics & Astronomy, University College London)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:40
Contributed Talks (until 10:30) (Whitworth Hall)
09:40 The SKA Molonglo Prototype (SKAMP) Project – progress and first results - Prof. Anne Green (University of Sydney)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:55 The SKADS White Paper: Aperture Arrays for the SKA - Dr Andrew Faulkner (University of Cambridge)   (Whitworth Hall)
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10:10 LOFAR: reasons to be cheerful pt. 3 - Dr Michiel van Haarlem (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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09:45
Posters (until 17:00) (Whitworth Hall)
10:30 --- coffee ---
11:00
Precursor and Verification Program Status (until 12:30) (Whitworth Hall)
11:00 The Australian SKA Pathfinder - ASKAP - Dr David DeBoer (CSIRO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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11:20 MeerKAT Project Status - Prof. J. Jonas   (Whitworth Hall)
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11:40 Aperture Array Verification Program - Prof. A. van Ardenne (ASTRON) Dr P. Alexander (Cambridge)   (Whitworth Hall)
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12:05 Dish Verification Program - Dr N. Roddis (SPDO) Dr L. Baker (NAIC)   (Whitworth Hall)
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PM
12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30
Science with the Pathfinders and the Route to the SKA (until 15:30) (Whitworth Hall)
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13:30 Evolutionary Map of the Universe and Continuum Surveys with the SKA - Dr R. Norris (CASS)   (Whitworth Hall)
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13:50 Hydrogen EoR Arrays: From the MWA to the SKA - Dr L. Greenhill (CfA)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:10 The International Pulsar Timing Array - Prof. M. Kramer (MPIfR)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:30 Wideband ASKAP L-band Legacy All-sky Blind Survey and H I Surveys with the SKA - Prof. L. Staveley-Smith (ICRAR)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:50 Galaxy Evolution: eMERGE and the SKA - Prof. Ian Smail (Dept. Physics, Durham University)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:10 Science with MeerKAT - Prof. Roy Booth (Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:30 --- coffee ---
16:00
Science with the Pathfinders and the Route to the SKA (until 18:00) (Whitworth Hall)
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16:00 PEBBLES: Proto-planetary Disks with eMERLIN and the SKA - Prof. J. Greaves (St. Andrews U.)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:20 Surveys with LOFAR and the SKA - Prof. H. Rottgering   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:40 Science with the EVLA and the VLBA and toward the SKA - Dr S. Myers (NRAO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:00 LOFAR Pulsars and Transients - Prof. B. Stappers (U.Manchester)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:20 Radio Transient Surveys with the ATA and the SKA - Geoffrey Bower (UC Berkeley)   (Whitworth Hall)
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12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30
Panel Discussion on Dense Aperture Arrays for SKA-mid (until 15:00) (Whitworth Hall)
13:30 Opening Statements by Panelists   (Whitworth Hall)
13:50 Open Discussion   (Whitworth Hall)
15:00 --- coffee ---
15:30 The Micro- and Nanojansky Sky - Dr P. Padovani (ESO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:10
Panel Discussion on Dishes+Phased Array Feeds (PAFs) for SKA-mid (until 17:40) (Whitworth Hall)
16:10 Opening Statements by Panelists   (Whitworth Hall)
16:30 Open Discussion   (Whitworth Hall)
19:00
Conference Dinner (until 22:00) (EastZEast Restaurant)
12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30
Contributed Engineering Talks (until 15:30) (Whitworth Hall)
13:30 R&D, Manufacture and Installation for ASKAP and DVAC Primary Design - Prof. Biao Du (The 54th Research Insitute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54))   (Whitworth Hall)
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13:45 Numerical Simulation of Some Antenna Systems for the Square Kilometer Array Project—Challenges and Successes - Dr Raj Mittra (EMC Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:00 Kneeling down standing waves with APERTIF phased array feeds in the WSRT - Mr Wim van Cappellen (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:15 Optics Design for the SKA Reflector Antennas with Wide-Band Single Pixel Feeds - Dr German Cortes (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:30 Industrial Commissioning of the SKA: Learning from the ALMA, EVLA and MeerKAT experiences - Dr Deborah Shepherd (NRAO & SKA SA)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:45 Support and Maintenance Requirements and Cost Modelling - Dr Adrian Tiplady (SKA South African)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:00 System Engineering for SKA – special changes to classical SE processes to allow for the R&D nature of the SKA - Mr Thomas Kusel (SKA SA System Engineer)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:15 The new, improved SKAcost: Design solutions from 70 MHz to 10 GHz - Mr Tim Colegate (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research / Curtin University)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:30 --- coffee ---
16:00
Signal Transport, Signal Processing, Software, & Data Management (until 18:05) (Whitworth Hall)
16:00 Lessons from ALMA Software Development - Dr Jeff Kern (NRAO / ALMA)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:20 Design of a Software Correlator for the Phase I SKA - Dr Jongsoo Kim (University of Cambridge)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:35 Addressing scalability challenges in Monitoring and Control - Dr Swaminathan Natarajan (Tata Research Development & Design Centre, Tata Consultancy Services)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:50 Machine Learning for Real-Time Transient Detection - Dr Kiri Wagstaff (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:05 LOFAR offline interference detection - Mr André Offringa (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:20 Direction-Dependent Effects in High-Dynamic Range WSRT Observations & The Availability Of SKA Calibration Beacons - Dr Oleg Smirnov (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:35 Imaging with the SKA core - Dr Stefan Wijnholds (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:50 Imaging and Beamforming Schemes for large-N aperture Arrays - Dr Kristian Zarb Adami (University of Oxford)   (Whitworth Hall)
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12:30 --- lunch ---
13:30 Cosmic Magnetic Structure and the SKA - Ue-Li Pen (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:10
Contributed Science Talks (until 15:25) (Whitworth Hall)
14:10 Long baseline science for the SKA and technical requirements - Prof. Steven Tingay (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:25 The evolution of IR-radio relation for AGN hosts and starbursts at intermediate and high redshift in the COSMOS field - Dr Mark Sargent (MPIA Heidelberg)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:40 Taking a Radio Census of Binary Supermassive Black Holes - Mrs Sarah Burke Spolaor (Swinburne University)   (Whitworth Hall)
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14:55 The spatial distribution of cold gas in hierarchical galaxy formation models - Mr Hansik Kim (Durham University)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:10 Wide-Bandwidth Polarimetry with the Allen Telescope Array - Dr Casey Law (UC Berkeley)   (Whitworth Hall)
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15:25 --- coffee ---
16:00
Contributed Science Talks (until 17:00) (Whitworth Hall)
16:00 Early LOFAR Imaging Results - Dr George Heald (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:15 21 cm Cosmology From a micro-SKA - Dr Judd Bowman (Caltech)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:30 Prospects for gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays - Dr alberto sesana (Albert Einstein Institute, Golm)   (Whitworth Hall)
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16:45 Ultra-high dynamic range WSRT 1.4 GHz polarization observations of the Perseus cluster - Prof. Ger de Bruyn (ASTRON)   (Whitworth Hall)
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17:00 Closing Remarks - Dr R. Schilizzi (SPDO)   (Whitworth Hall)
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