Pune Knowledge Cluster, CODATA India National Committee, and Indian National Science Academy
Webinar on Big Data and the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Telescope
Prof. Yogesh Wadadekar
[National Centre for Radio Astrophysics - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune, India]
On Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 4:00 PM IST
About the Talk: Astronomy is facing a tsunami of new data as a slew of new telescopes come online within this decade. Within these vast datasets, astronomers will search for rare objects (needles in the haystack) as well as trace statistical trends with samples of millions and even billions of celestial objects. The Square Kilometer Array is the largest radio telescope ever envisioned. It is now being built by an international consortium (which includes India) at two remote sites - one in Australia and another in South Africa. Prof. Yogesh Wadadekar will describe how astronomers and engineers are working together to understand and solve challenging problems in data acquisition, transport, processing, delivery and visualisation of exabyte scale datasets.
Prof. G. C. Anupama
[President, Astronomical Society of India, Former Senior Professor & Dean, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, India]