Swiss SKA Days 2021

from Tuesday, 7 September 2021 (09:30) to Wednesday, 8 September 2021 (18:00)
EPFL - Main Campus (Auditorium CE 3)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
7 Sep 2021
8 Sep 2021
AM
09:30 --- Welcome Coffee ---
10:00
Tuesday Morning - Jean-Paul Kneib (EPFL) (until 12:00) (Auditorium CE 3)
10:00 Opening remarks - Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib (EPFL)   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:10 Keynote - President of EPFL Prof. Martin Vetterli (EPFL)   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:25 SKA Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Chairperson of the Council of the SKA Observatory Dr. Catherine Cesarsky (SKAO)   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:40 Update on SKAO Status - SKA Director of Policy Development Dr. Simon Berry (SKA Observatory)   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:10 Update on Swiss Status - State Secretary of Education, Research, and Innovation Dr. Martina Hirayama   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:20 SKA China - Prof. Xiang-ping Wu (National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC))   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:35 MeerKAT Status - SARAO Chief Scientist Dr. Fernando Camilo (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (Auditorium CE 3)
09:00
Wednesday Morning (until 10:30) (Auditorium CE 3)
09:00 SKA Science Capabilities - SKA Science Director Dr. Robert Braun (SKA Organisation)   (Auditorium CE 3)
09:15 SKA cradle of life - Prof. Didier Queloz (University of Cambridge)   (Auditorium CE 3)
09:38 Solar Science with SKA - Dr. Rohit Sharma   (Auditorium CE 3)
09:51 The MeerKAT Galaxy Cluster Legacy Survey - Kenda Knowles (Rhodes University / South African Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:04 Searching for Jellyfish Galaxies with MeerKAT - Mpati Ramatsoku (Rhodes University / INAF-OAC)   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:17 Astrochemistry with the SKA - and how CRAF protects radioastronomy from interference - Prof. Susanne Wampfler   (Auditorium CE 3)
10:30 --- Coffee ---
11:00
Wednesday Morning - Prof. Jennifer Schober (until 12:30) (Auditorium CE 3)
11:00 Fundamental physics using intensity mapping with the SKA - Hamsa Padmanabhan   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:13 Galaxy Formation Simulations in the era of SKA and its precursors - Prof. Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich)   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:26 Links to CTAO - Prof. Teresa Montaruli   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:39 Intergalactic magnetic fields with SKA and CTA - Dr. Andrii Neronov   (Auditorium CE 3)
11:52 The HIRAX project - Prof. Alexandre Refregier   (Auditorium CE 3)
12:07 HIRAX Status and Systematics Studies - Dr. Devin Crichton   (Auditorium CE 3)
12:19 Proposed RF systems for SKA MID bands - Dr Miroslav Pantaleev (RUAG SA) Dominique Bovey (HES-SO/HEIG-VD)   (Auditorium CE 3)
PM
12:00 --- Lunch ---
13:15
Tuesday Afternoon - Michel Hübner (until 15:30) (Auditorium CE 3)
13:15 Session Introduction - Industrial Liaison Adviser Michel Hübner (ILO Office)   (Auditorium CE 3)
13:25 SKA Procurement status - SKA Head of Procurement Services Ian Hastings (SKA Organisation)   (Auditorium CE 3)
13:40 T4SCIENCE – An innovation case study - Pascal Rochat   (Auditorium CE 3)
14:00 Pitches   (Auditorium CE 3)
15:20 Q&A   (Auditorium CE 3)
15:30 --- Cofee Break ---
16:00
Tuesday Afternoon - Mark Sargent (U. of Sussex, Astronomy Centre) (until 18:00) (Auditorium CE 3)
16:00 The European SKA Forum - Director of SKA France Dr. Chiara Ferrari (Lagrange Laboratory, OCA)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:17 SKA Canada - Michael Rupen   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:29 SKA and 21-cm Cosmology - Prof. Leon Koopmans (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:41 SKA computing - SKA Computing Infrastructure Lead Dr. Miles Deegan (SKA Organisation)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:58 EcoCloud - Babak Falsafi   (Auditorium CE 3)
17:10 SKA Regional Centers - SKA Head of Data Operations Dr. Rosie Bolton (SKAO)   (Auditorium CE 3)
17:22 CSCS & SKA - Pablo Fernandez (ETH Zurich / CSCS)   (Auditorium CE 3)
17:34 CTA Computing - Dr. Andrii Neronov   (Auditorium CE 3)
18:00 --- Apéro ---
12:30 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Wednesday Afternoon - Emma Tolley (EPFL) (until 15:30) (Auditorium CE 3)
14:00 AI for Astronomy in the SKA Era - Prof. Anna Scaife   (Auditorium CE 3)
14:14 Information-theoretic astro-imaging and data analysis - Prof. Slava Voloshynovskiy (University of Geneva)   (Auditorium CE 3)
14:26 Identifying ionized bubbles during reionization from SKA observations - Michele Bianco (University of Sussex)   (Auditorium CE 3)
14:38 Anomaly Detection in Astronomical Data using Machine Learning - Dr. Michelle Lochner   (Auditorium CE 3)
14:50 Accelerating the Computational Modeling of HI via Deep Learning - Robert Feldmann (University of Zurich)   (Auditorium CE 3)
15:02 A Deep Denoising Autoencoder approach for radio astronomy data - Dr. Claudio Gheller   (Auditorium CE 3)
15:14 Public Engagement in Times of Open Data and Open Science - Hanna Sathiapal   (Auditorium CE 3)
15:30 --- Coffee Break ---
16:00
Wednesday Afternoon -Dr Matthieu Simeoni (EPFL) (until 17:24) (Auditorium CE 3)
16:00 Optimisation & AI for image formation in the SKA era - Prof. Yves Wiaux   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:13 Tools21cm: a user-friendly package to create mock SKA observations of the epoch of reionization - Sambit Giri (Stockholm University)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:25 Towards fast and accurate predictions of the cosmic dawn for SKA - Aurel Schneider (ICS, University of Zurich)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:38 SETI with SKA - Dominique Bovey (HES-SO/HEIG-VD)   (Auditorium CE 3)
16:50 SKA Science Data Challenge 2 - Emma Tolley (EPFL)   (Auditorium CE 3)
17:02 Interferometric Imaging in Radio Astronomy with the Sparsity-Promoting Frank-Wolfe Algorithm - Adrian Jarret (EPFL)   (Auditorium CE 3)
17:14 A MIGHTEE Study of the Group Environment - Shreyam Krishna   (Auditorium CE 3)