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Wednesday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop to Discuss the Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation - Part I LIMITED

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Researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss priority actions for the future of African-European radio astronomy cooperation.

The African-European Radio Astronomy Platform (AERAP) is a stakeholder forum convened to define research action plans across the wide range of technological areas that will be essential for the future of radio astronomy. The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be the first of these action plans. It will include strategic objectives, specific actions and suitable funding opportunities for each of the priority areas for African-European radio astronomy cooperation (e.g.: ICT, renewable energies, African VLBI, human capital development and training). The “Draft AERAP Framework Programme for Cooperation” will be presented during this workshop and researchers, engineers, industry and funders will discuss in further detail the priority actions identified in this document.

The workshop will start with a video-streamed "Radio Astronomy Concert". Children from England and Ghana will perform a song that demonstrates the basic principles of radio astronomy. Thus, this amazing scientific discipline will be made accessible for non-scientists.

Please find the provisional agenda here: http://www.aerap.org/archivos_subidos/provisional_agenda_aerap_events_at_esgc2_21feb.pdf

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Arnold van Ardenne

Coordinator ASTRON SKA Programme Office, ASTRON
Arnold van Ardenne holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Technical Physics from the Twente University in the Netherlands. As Director R&D at ASTRON he developed the institute to a scientific knowledge institute with international reputation in Radio and Optical/IR instrumentation programs and implemented the organizational and managerial framework for advanced instrumentation and technology projects. He was Coordinator of the EU-FP6... Read More →
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Domingos Barbosa

DR, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro
Domingos Barbosa, PhD in Astrophysics & Space Techniques (U. Paris VII), Marie Curie Fellow (1998-2000) : Senior Researcher at Radioastronomy Group, Basic Sciences & Enabling Technologies, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal. PI of Galactic Emission Mapping project in Portugal, member of BIOSTIRLING project. Member of the SKA SSEC in 2010-2011. Was member of Planck Surveyor Consortium and Cosmic Microwave... Read More →
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Nithaya Chetty

Group Executive for Astronomy, National Research Foundation of South Africa
Speech topic: Developing the next generation of African astronomers, engineers and technicians Prof Nithaya Chetty was a two time Fulbright Fellow in the USA (1985 and 2004), and recipient of the NRF President's Award (1997). He is a theoretical and computational solid state physicist at the University of Pretoria, and has been seconded to the NRF as Group Executive for Astronomy.
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Michael Garrett

Prof. Michael A. Garrett obtained his first degree at the University of Glasgow (1986) and went on to do a PhD at the University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank. In 1996, he moved to the Netherlands, taking up a senior position at the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) in Dwingeloo, later becoming JIVE Director in 2003. During this period he spearheaded many technical developments in the field, including the introduction of the e-VLBI... Read More →
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Kevindran Govender

Director, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
Using astronomy as a tool to make the world a better place! We try to do this through university level education; school level education and public outreach. Speech topic: The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development Kevin Govender is currently the Director of the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development. During his previous position as the Manager of the SALT (Southern African Large Telescope) Collateral... Read More →
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Minister Derek Hanekom

Minister for Science and Technology, South Africa
Mr. Hanekom was born in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 January 1953 and did his schooling in Cape Town.  After completing his compulsory conscription he travelled abroad for three years, working on farms, in factories and on construction sites. He returned to South Africa in his early twenties and farmed for six years.   It was his arrest for participating in a peaceful candlelight demonstration at John Vorster Square, the Police... Read More →
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Anita Loots

Associate Director of SKA Africa
Speech topic: Astronomy for technological capacity building                              |                                | Anita Loots is a registered... Read More →
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Karl Menten

Director of the Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy Department, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Most of Dr. Menten’s research involves radio and (sub)millimeter wavelength emission from dust and molecules in the Universe and their chemistry. Presently, his research concentrates on the formation of stars in the local and the early Universe, the end of stages of stellar evolution, astrophysical masers and lasers and the structure of the Milky Way. For his studies he frequently employs high resolution instruments (interferometers), incl... Read More →
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Michel Perault

Senior Astrophysicist, director of LERMA, CNRS and Paris Observatory
Michel Perault started in Bordeaux in the early 80's with a PhD in radio-astronomy at millimetre wavelengths. He dedicated his career to investigating the condensation processes of the interstellar medium, which lead to the formation of stellar and planetary systems. His interests cover instrumentation, observations, and theory. | He is presently the director of the Laboratory for Studies of Matter and Radiation in Astrophysics (LERMA) in... Read More →
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Ronald Stark

Head of Astronomy, NWO
Ronald Stark (1963) is currently Head of Astronomy at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). He obtained his PhD in Astronomy from Leiden University in 1993. He has a research background in studies of the interstellar medium and star formation. From 1994-2002 he worked as invited professor at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris (ENS, 1994), as EC Human Capital and Mobility Research Fellow at the Institut... Read More →

Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro

Instituto de Astrofisica de Andanlucia, CSIC
Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro is staff scientist at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA). Her research has been always linked to observational radio astronomy, and currently is PI of the international collaboration AMIGA (Analysis of the interstellar Medium of Isolated GAlaxies), funded under project "AMIGA4GAS: AMIGA for ALMA, GTC and SKA pathfinders" by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The AMIGA project... Read More →

Wednesday March 6, 2013 1:00pm - 6:00pm

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