Prof. Daniel Schaerer was awarded an SNSF Sinergia

June 2020:

Prof. Daniel Schaerer (Department of Astronomy) was awarded an SNSF Sinergia grant for the project "AstroSignals" for the next 4 years together with Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib (EPFL), Prof. Alexandre Refregier (ETHZ), and Prof. Romain Teyssier (University of Zurich).  

"AstroSignals: A New Window on the Universe, with the New Generation of Large Radio-Astronomy Facilities" is a Swiss initiative preparing for upcoming research opportunities in the field of radio-astronomy. The project team from five major Swiss Universities, participates in, and contributes to, the new research infrastructures by working on research with SKA precursors, new data exploitation methods, signal data processing, and synergies in CH and beyond.

The activities are carried out with regard to several new radio-astronomy facilities currently in development. The most ambitious one is the Square Kilometre Array. The SKA is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. It is not a single telescope, but a collection of telescopes, called an array, to be spread over long distances. It will be constructed in Australia and South Africa with a later expansion in both countries and into other African countries. For more information on Swiss interest in the SKA consult this page.

At the University of Geneva, the main partners are Prof. Daniel Schaerer (Department of Astronomy), Prof. Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy (Department of Informatics), and Dr. Mirka Dessauges-Zavadsky (Department of Astronomy). The project kick-off is in fall 2021.