The SETI skills development workshop will be hosted at AIMS from 3 to 7 July 2017 and will introduce participants to the challenges affecting all new astronomy projects, such as incredible challenges in weak signal detection, data and image processing, as well as big data online processing.
As more and more extra-solar planets are discovered, the question of whether or not there areother intelligent life in the universe is still unanswered. SETI research is one of the most interesting, challenging and cross-cutting science fields begging for young, innovative ideas. We are inviting participants from scientific, engineering and technical fields to combine skills and join us at a workshop hosted at AIMS from 3 to 7 July 2017 where participants will be introduced to the development of instrumentation, software and science strategy for the search for intelligent life on other worlds.
The workshop will be focused toward Masters and early Doctoral students from across varied disciplines including all applied sciences, space sciences, computer science and engineering departments at tertiary and research institutes. Prior astronomy research experience is not a prerequisite. It is however essential that the student participants have some experience with using Linux, possess basic Python
programming skills and have a well defined mathematical base.
- Application closing date: 17 May 2017
- Event 3–7 July 2017
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences South Africa, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg