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

Preliminary program:  08-02-24 version

We anticipate that the large majority of talks in these sessions will be invited talks. A possible small space for a few contributed talks will be considered. Posters are always welcome.

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, USA, “The Characterization and  Discovery of Solar System Small Bodies  in Modern Astronomical Surveys”

10.55 – 11.15   PhD winner 2023 talk   TBD

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   Session 3 —  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 – 15.00 Time domain astrophysics: the needs and the means (Eli Waxman, Univ. Tel Aviv — TBC)

15.30 – 17.00 Session 5

15.30 – 16.00  From Hartebeesthook to MeerKAT to SKA-Mid: the path of radio astronomy in Africa  (Leonid Gurvits   JIVE)

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  (Tony Beasley  NRAO & TBD)