Summer Solstice with I-LOFAR and stream BIRR: Astronomically Big Data (how radio astronomy is changing the way we think about data)

Join I-LOFAR and stream BIRR to celebrate the Summer Solstice with exploring how radio astronomy is changing the way we think about data.



I-LOFAR are delighted to be partnering with stream BIRR for our 2021 Summer Solstice event where we will be joined by special guest Prof Anna Scaife (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics & Alan Turing Institute) to discuss her work on the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, exploring big data in astronomy and applications for business, industry and more.

Prof Anna Scaife will also be joined for a panel discussion with Dr Caitriona Jackman (Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies) and Joe Hogan (Openet), chaired by Prof Peter Gallagher (Head of I-LOFAR). The panel will discuss applications of big data and analyses techniques at the crossovers of astrophysics and business.

We will also hear from Caitriona Montgomery, Business Development Manager at stream BIRR, about their model of bringing research and business together for mutual benefit in the Irish Midlands.

This free event will be run online via Zoom and includes an opportunity for attendees to participate in a Q&A session with with Anna and the other panelists.

Please notify us at of any accessibility requirements you may have. 

This event is organised and hosted by stream BIRR and I-LOFAR through our AstroLands programme, an initiative of Trinity College Dublin, supported by Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland.

The event is finished.


Jun 21 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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