Monthly Archives: August 2013

The super-compressible Cosmic Microwave Background

One of the most striking features about the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is that it is incredibly compressible from an information content point of view. The Planck satellite produced maps with of order a billion pixels whose information could be … Continue reading

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Recent AIMS seminars

We have had a spate of stimulating seminars recently covering a number of topics in cosmology, statistics and radio astronomy. Here are the slides for you to enjoy! Gianni Bernardi, 14 August 2013 Sajeeth Philip, 31 July 2013 Kim McAlpine, … Continue reading

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Lise du Buisson

I grew up in Stellenbosch, where I did my undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2013 I moved to the University of Cape Town, where I am now doing my MSc with the … Continue reading

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Romeel S. Dave

I was born in California and grew up mostly in the U.S.A. with a few early years spent in India. My father is Indian and my mother is American. I received my bachelor’s in Physics from Berkeley, a Master’s in … Continue reading

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The amazing growth of South African astronomy…

It is nearly a decade (yikes!) since I returned to South Africa and there have been amazing changes in that time. We just had an astronomy town meeting as part of our first large decadal review process and it was … Continue reading

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Cosmology Postdoctoral Positions: closing date 1 November 2013

The AIMS cosmology group has funding for one or more postdocs with a start date between between March and November 2014. The focus of the group is the nexus between observations and theory, with a particular interest in astrostatistics and … Continue reading

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