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CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

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The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network


Poster of Sundial. Credit: Elena Mora (IAC).
23 May 2016 La Laguna - SUNDIAL - SUrvey Network for Deep Imaging Analysis and Learning - is a new "Marie Curie" European Innovative Training Network (ITN) which will start in April 2017 and in which the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) will play a key role. The objective is to train young researchers in computer science and astronomy and in the automated learning of large quantities of data, "Big Data", to answer questions about the evolution of the properties of galaxies while opening up the field of automatic structure recognition.

The IAC will participate in SUNDIAL via the astrophysicists who are researchers at the Institute Johan Knapen, who will be vice-president of the network, and Ignacio Trujillo, and will contract a young researcher (ESR, early stage researcher) whose field of study will be "Astronomical interpretation of streams and faint features". In addition, the IAC will lead the outreach work of SUNDIAL and will organize a working meeting in Tenerife.

The network will provide advances towards the understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies, via techniques which classify and detect structures using huge data bases. Among the aims are the detection of ultra-diffuse galaxies and their remnants, an area where the IAC has recognized experience. Additionally, SUNDIAL will foment, by uniting astronomers and engineers of the academic and private sectors, the general application of its research to society, such as in medical imaging and remote sensing.

SUNDIAL comprises nine academic nodes, and five companies: IBM, Target, ADCIS, CleverFranke, and Vicomtech-IK4, being the latter a Spanish company. Funded by the European Commission to the tune of 3.7 million euro, it will be led by Professor Reynier Peletier, of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where the manager of the network will be situated. The network will count on 14 researchers for its duration of 4 years.

The ITN's such as SUNDIAL foment scientific excellence and innovation by companies, and improve the professional prospects of the research personnel by developing their enterprise ability, their creativity, and their innovation. These networks are within the framework of the Marie Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 programme, the largest programme of research and innovation of the European Union.
Source: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias - IAC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-05-30

Focus

CERN technology for Large Hadron Collider to evolve from computing Grid to scientific Cloud ...

Quantum computing

Purdue professor selected to establish Station Q Purdue, part of Microsoft Station Q ...

Top international award for UNSW Australia quantum computing chief ...

D-Wave Systems to organize Quantum Computing Seminar at ISC16 ...

New device steps toward isolating single electrons for quantum computing ...

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems ...

Focus on Europe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias will participate in new European SUNDIAL network ...

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice ...

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016 to issue Call for Papers ...

Middleware

Cray Urika-GX system harnesses supercomputing performance to tackle Big Data analytics ...

Hardware

Cavium announces ThunderX2 ...

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents ...

Introducing the AMD FirePro S7100X, the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualized GPU for blade servers ...

STULZ USA announces strategic investment and commercial partnership with CoolIT Systems ...

Made-in-India supercomputers by August 2017 under govt's Rs 4,500-crore National Supercomputing Mission ...

Applications

KIT brings outstanding experimental physicist back to Germany ...

NOAA's premier forecast model goes 4D ...

Argonne launches first tech incubator ...

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air ...

The Cloud

FleetCor adopts IBM Cloud to help businesses stay in the fast lane ...

EnerTech of Kuwait Investment Authority selects Cloud-based analytics service from IBM and Waterfund for insights into water costs ...

IBM offers Watson services on Twilio marketplace ...