Schools

We are monitoring the developing situation regarding the COVID19 illness and coronavirus transmission.
Due to current uncertainties, the 2020 summer school has been postponed.
We look to host the next school in early 2021.  This page will be routinely updated – please check back or subscribe to the mailing list.

Upcoming Schools

Aerial view of Biosphere 2 in Tucson Arizona

2020: EHT Data Analysis and Modeling | Puebla, Mexico

The PIRE-EHT School on data analysis and modeling will take place late 2020. This page will be updated as soon as dates are available. Please join our mailing list to receive advance notification of new project events and details.

Past Schools

2019: CASPER Workshop/PIRE Digitial Signal Processing School | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Held at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, August 12-16, 2019, this second education event was developed as a collaborative effort between CASPER and BH PIRE in order to combine strengths and offer a richer experience for participants of all levels. The event brought together over 100 heterogeneous system engineers and programmers from 10 countries to discuss instrumentation, and algorithm development and implementation in radio astronomy, as well as open-source tools and libraries.

2018: Black Hole PIRE Winter School on High-Performance Computing and Coordinating Global Observations | Tucson, Arizona

The first PIRE school was held December 2 – 7, 2018 at Biosphere 2, a unique conference environment in the Sonoran Desert outside of Tucson, Arizona. The week’s activities were co-convened with an EHT Model Comparison and Feature Extraction Busy Week. Winter School students were introduced to concepts of Bayesian Inference, Algorithm Optimization, Parallel and GPU Computing, and Weather inferences for worldwide millimeter observations. Combined, the event was attended by 36 participants from partner institutions in U.S., Taiwan, Germany, and the Netherlands.