Who and when?
Dr. Hans-Rainer Klöckner, from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Bonn, Germany, is going to visit our University on Thursday, January 18th. His talk will start at 2 pm in the Visual Computing Lab C 061.
Topic: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! – Big, Bigger, Huge Data Challenges in Astronomy
Astronomy is fundamentally a discovery science that provides essential clues to our understanding of the inner workings of the Universe. The new generation of powerful observatories will be the biggest civil data engines ever. Accumulating data in the zettabyte (1^21 byte) regime will open up the discovery space for new physics and the ability to access, manipulate, analyse, and visualise even small parts of such datasets is a major challenge. In his talk, he will provide an overview of big data in astronomy, the data challenges, the upcoming observatories like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and an opportunity of a German data centre.
Dr. Hans-Rainer Klöckner is involved in the SKA efforts in Germany, he is the secretary of the GLOWSKA working group, project scientist of the SKA-MT-MPIfR Prototype Disk, and has lead the European science simulations (SKADS) for the SKA. He has studied physics and astronomy at the University of Bonn 1998, received his PhD 2004 at the Kapteyn-Institut at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). After a Postdoc at ASTRON in the Netherlands, he worked in observational cosmology at the University of Oxford for seven years. Since 2010 he is working at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn.
For more information check out the poster.