Colloq Abstract -Heywood

by Hubertus Intema last modified Feb 08, 2017 by Lori Appel

Feb 17

11am Mountain

Ian Heywood  (CSIRO)

Modern Radio Continuum Surveys and Data Processing Challenges

Abstract

Technological developments have led to a series of new and upgraded radio telescope arrays with, by various metrics, an order of magnitude improvement over their predecessors. Most of these next-generation facilities plan to devote a significant fraction of their observing time to large-scale survey projects, the first iterations of which are in some cases already complete. In this talk I will discuss the potential of modern radio continuum surveys, and the challenges associated with processing the huge quantities of data involved. The talk will have a broad-brush approach, and the primary motivation of it is to trigger discussion. May contain traces of opinion.