Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

You can learn more about the work of this Division at https://iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/divisions/B/

Scientific Organising Committee

Gabriele Giovannini (President)
Ana I. Gomez de Castro (Vice-President)
Christian M. Boily (Commission B1 President)
Chenzhou CUI (Commission B2 President)
Ashish Mahabal (Commission B3 President)
Carole A. Jackson (Commission B4 President)
Paul S. Barklem (Commission B5 President)
J. Allyn Smith (Commission B6 President)
Constance Elaine Walker (Commission B7 President)
Elizabeth Marie George
Jan Mathijs van der Hulst
Yongtian ZHU
Michael G. Burton (Advisor – Past President)
Anthony James Beasley (Advisor)
Young-Soo KIM (Advisor)
Thomas Henning (Advisor)

Division B Days at the 2024 IAU GA

Final Program

Friday 9th

10.30 – 12.00      Session 1 – Division B

10.30 – 10.35   Welcome

10.35 – 10.55   PhD winner 2022 talk: Joachim Moeyens, “The Characterization and Discovery of Solar System Small Bodies  in Modern Astronomical Surveys”.

10.55 – 11.15   PhD winner 2023 talk:   Jeroen Audenaer, Artificial Intelligence in Astronomy: Unraveling variable stars with machine learning and the NASA Kepler and TESS space missions

11.15 – 12.00   Plenary Discussion on Division, Commission and WGs activities and organization

13.30 – 15.00       Session 2 – High Energy

13.30 – 14.00    Neutrino detectors present and future (Soebur Razzaque  Centre for Astro-Particle Physics SA)

14.00 – 14.30   Neutrino astrophysics a quick view on present and future  (Paolo Giommi  INAF/Brera Obs.)

14.30 – 15.00   Very high energy astrophysics:  CTA present and future  (Markus Boettcher  Centre for Sp. Res. NW Un.  SA)

Monday 12th

10.30 – 12.00   Parallel Session 3a —  Future Instruments I

10.30 – 11.00 The path to the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) – the science and the means   (Kevin France, U. Colorado, USA.)
11.00 – 11.30 The technologies needed for HWO including the role of cubesats and small space mission in paving the path to HWO    (Paul Scowen, NASA, USA. )
11.30 – 12.00  European participation in HWO (Ana I. Gómez de Castro, U Complutense   Madrid.)

13.30 – 15.00 Session 4  —  Future Instruments II

13.30 – 14.00  Status of the Lunar International Observatory   (Steve Durst, ILOA)
14.00 – 14.30 Status of astronomical polarimetry across the spectrum (Antonio M. Magalhaes, Univ. Sao Paolo)
14.30 – 14.50  ULTRASAT: Revolutionizing our view of the transient universe (Yossi Shvartzvald, Weizmann Institute of Science)
14.50 – 15.10 Rubin’s LSST as a large-scale time-domain photometric survey (Zeljko Ivezic, Dpt of Astronomy, Univ of Washington)

15.30 – 17.00 Session 5

15.30 – 16.00 65 years of Radio Astronomy in South Africa: from The Shack to SKA-Mid  (Justin L Jonas – SKAO/Rhodes University/SARAO   et al.)

16.00 – 16.30 The Meerkat telescope  (Roger Deane University of the Witwatersrand / University of Pretoria)

16.30 – 17.00 Synergies between ngVLA and SKA-Mid  SKA-Mid  (Tony Beasley  NRAO + Philip Diamond   SKAO)

Monday 12th

10.30 – 12.00   Parallel Session 3b —  Community Engagement , Open Science and the Virtual Observatory

10.30  – 10.35    Introduction to the Virtual Observatory and the Goals of the Meeting – Bruce Berriman

10.35 – 10.50  The VO and Education: Data accessibility in developing nations and access by underprivileged groups within developed nations. (Priya Shah, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad)

10.50 – 11.05 Enabling Future Breakthroughs in Time-Domain and Multi-Messenger Astronomy  (Brad Cenko, NASA/GSFC)

11.05 – 11.20  Big Data and Open Science and Engagement in Radio Astronomy (Russ Taylor, University of Cape Town)

11.20 – 11.30  The VO, FAIR Principles and Open Science   (Bruce Berriman, Caltech/IPAC)

11:30 – 11:45. Scalable visualization of large distributed data sets enabled by Virtual Observatory standards and tools  (Mark Allen, Strasbourg astronomical observatory)

11.30 – 12.00  Panel discussion

IMPORTANT: we will have also about 70 Posters showing and discussing new results