18 – 19 October 2023
In conjunction with the 9th Annual BRICS Astronomy Working Group Workshop, we will hold a 1.5-day Data Science Hackathon after the two days of science meetings. Participants will work on machine learning approaches to a data-intensive challenge in multi-wavelength astronomy. The hackathon will use the South African ilifu data-intensive research cloud facility. We invite students (undergraduate and postgraduate) to the hackathon and network with peers in the BRICS data-intensive astronomy community.
More information about the hackathon will be provided soon.
Mission of the BRICS Astronomy Working Group
The mission of the BRICS Astronomy Working Group is to promote cooperation between BRICS member countries in the field of astronomy and enabling technologies through joint activities of government, universities, research institutions, and industry, as relevant, to develop astronomical sciences, generate new knowledge, train human capital, develop new technologies and applications, and improve public understanding of science.