Swiss SKA Days 2021

Europe/Zurich
EPFL - Main Campus

EPFL - Main Campus

Emma Tolley (EPFL) , Jean-Paul Kneib (EPFL)
Description

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the fifth edition of the Swiss SKA days. During this exciting 2-day event we will discuss the ambitious SKA radio-astronomy project at the forefront of advanced technology and computing.

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with eventually over one square kilometer of collecting area in South Africa and Australia. Switzerland currently has observer position in the SKA project, and is considering joining as a SKAO member in 2022. The SKA Days 2021 will discuss the Swiss interest and participation in this ambitious project.

The fifth Swiss SKA meeting will take place during  September 7 to 8  at EPFL.

If you would like to contribute or participate to the Swiss SKA days please register here.

Registration
Registration
Participants
  • Abhijit Bendre
  • Adrian Jarret
  • Alberto Dassatti
  • Alexey Boyarsky
  • Aurel Schneider
  • Barbara Weber
  • Carolyn Crichton
  • Chiara Ferrari
  • Christof Bühler
  • Claudio Gheller
  • Daria Shirokova
  • Devin Crichton
  • Diego Casadei
  • Emma Tolley
  • Emmanuelle David
  • Fernando Camilo
  • Florina Ciorba
  • Gilles Fourestey
  • Huanyuan Shan
  • Ian Hastings
  • Jean-Paul Kneib
  • Jennifer Schober
  • Julien Fageot
  • Laurène Donati
  • Mark Sargent
  • Martin C. E. Huber
  • Mathias Beck
  • Matthieu SIMEONI
  • Michael Rupen
  • Michel Hübner
  • Miles Deegan
  • Miroslav Pantaleev
  • Nicolas BILLOT
  • Olivier Küttel
  • Pablo Fernandez
  • Pascal Coeudevez
  • Pascal Rochat
  • Richard Anderson
  • Robert Braun
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Slava Voloshynovskiy
  • Yoan Rappaz
  • Yves Wiaux
  • Tuesday, 7 September
    • 09:30 10:00
      Welcome Coffee 30m
    • 10:00 12:00
      Tuesday Morning: Welcome & Overview
      • 10:00
        Opening remarks 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib (EPFL)
      • 10:10
        Keynote 15m
        Speaker: President of EPFL Prof. Martin Vetterli (EPFL)
      • 10:25
        The SKA 15m
        Speaker: Chair of the SKA Board of Directors Dr. Catherine Cesarsky (SKAO Council Chairperson)
      • 10:40
        Update on SKAO Status 30m
        Speaker: SKA Director of Policy Development Dr. Simon Berry (SKA Observatory)
      • 11:10
        Update on Swiss Status 10m
        Speaker: State Secretary of Education, Research, and Innovation Dr. Martina Hirayama
      • 11:20
        Innovation in Swiss Industry 15m
      • 11:35
        Precursor Status 25m
        Speaker: SARAO Chief Scientist Dr. Fernando Camilo (SKA South Africa)
    • 12:00 13:30
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 13:30 15:45
      Tuesday Afternoon: Industry
      • 13:30
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: ILO office
      • 13:40
        SKA Procurement status 15m
        Speaker: SKA Head of Procurement Services Ian Hastings (SKA Organisation)
      • 13:55
        In-kind mechanisms 15m
        Speaker: SERI
      • 14:10
        A Case Study in Innovation 20m
        Speaker: Spectratime
      • 14:30
        Pitches 1h
      • 15:30
        Q&A 15m
    • 15:45 16:15
      Cofee Break 30m
    • 16:15 17:15
      Tuesday Afternoon: Data Science
      • 16:15
        SKA computing 15m
        Speaker: SKA Computing Infrastructure Lead Dr. Miles Deegan (SKA Organisation)
      • 16:30
        SKA Regional Centers 15m
        Speaker: SKA Head of Data Operations Dr. Rosie Bolton (SKAO)
      • 16:45
        CSCS & SKA 15m
      • 17:00
        MWA & HPC 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Melanie Johnston-Hollitt
    • 16:15 17:45
      Tuesday Afternoon: Projects
      • 16:15
        SKA France & Europe 20m
        Speaker: Director of SKA France Dr. Chiara Ferrari (Lagrange Laboratory, OCA)
      • 16:35
        SKA China 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Xiang-ping Wu (National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC))
      • 16:50
        SKA Canada 15m
      • 17:05
        SKA Netherlands 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Leon Koopmans (Kapteyn Astronomical Institute)
      • 17:20
        SKA cradle of life 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Didier Queloz (University of Cambridge)
    • 18:00 20:00
      Standing Apéro 2h
  • Wednesday, 8 September
    • 09:30 10:00
      Coffee 30m
    • 10:00 12:00
      Wednesday Morning: Science Session
    • 12:00 13:30
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 13:30 15:30
      Wednesday Afternoon: Contributing Talks I
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 18:00
      Wednesday Afternoon: Contributing Talks II