NRAO Colloquium

Date: Fri. 24 May, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: NRAO

Ray Norris of the Australia Telescope National Facility will present the NM-NRAO Colloquium. He will discuss "ASKAP-EMU: The Challenge of Deep Wide Radio Continuum Surveys." The Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) is expected to start the Evolutionary Map of the Universe survey within the next year. The project will catalog 70 million galaxies, for many of which we will also measure spectral indices and polarization. Unexpected phenomena may lurk in dark corners of the database that will never be fully explored, and so remain undiscovered. Can we harness data-mining techniques to help the intelligent observer search for the unexpected in next generation surveys such as EMU? 11 a.m. at the Domenici Science Operation Center (NRAO) auditorium.