Upcoming Webinars

Spring 2021 Series: “Advanced EHT Data Analysis”

Register for sessions using links below:

January 19, 1600 UT | Time Domain Methods I  |  Watch recorded session
February 16, 1800 UT | Time Domain Methods II | Watch recorded session
March 23, 1500 UT | VLBI Polarimetry Techniques I |  Register now
March 30, 1600 UT | VLBI Polarimetry Techniques II | Register now
April 27, 1400 UT – Principal Component Analysis Techniques in VLBI Imaging and Model Comparison | Register now

Past Webinars

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods II, Session 2

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods II, Session 2

Webinar Overview: Session 2 of the Advanced EHT Data Analysis Series Ingrid Stairs (University of British Columbia) presented an excellent webinar session covering different methods for identifying periodic signals and their applicability to different pulsar data...

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods I, Session 1

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods I, Session 1

Webinar Overview: Part 1 of the Advanced EHT Data Analysis Series During this first session in the new series, the facilitator discusses astrophysical sources exhibiting incoherent variability in their lightcurves, specifically from the perspective of "compact object”...

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Subgrid Plasma Physics, Session 4

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Subgrid Plasma Physics, Session 4

Webinar Overview: Part 4 of the Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT Webinar Series This session covers how and why uncertainties in plasma ‘microphysics’ affect our ability to predict observational signatures of BH accretion in EHT sources as well as discussing some of...

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: GRMHD Simulations, Session 2

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: GRMHD Simulations, Session 2

Part 2 of the Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT Webinar Series -  During this session the facilitator: Discusses astrophysical content of GRMHD model, including numerical methods, tests, resolution, and convergence; Compares models and assumptions, followed by...

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Ray Tracing, Session 3

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Ray Tracing, Session 3

Webinar Overview: Part 3 of the Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT Webinar Series This session will cover general relativistic ray tracing (GRRT), a numerical technique for computing physically accurate black hole images from fluid/plasma models of black hole accretion...

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Accretion Physics, Session 1

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Accretion Physics, Session 1

  Download Slides and Q&A Facilitator: Ramesh Narayan, Harvard University Air date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Webinar Overview: This session provides an introduction to the accretion phenomenon and family of hot accretion flow solutions within the broader...

VLBI Data Series 4, Model Comparison

VLBI Data Series 4, Model Comparison

  Facilitator: Dimitrios Psaltis Air date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 An interferometer does not record directly the images of cosmic sources. Instead, it measures the components of the Fourier transforms of the images at a set of distinct locations set by the...

VLBI Data Series 4, Model Comparison

VLBI Data Series 3, Imaging Techniques

Download the slideshow:  Facilitator: Andrew Chael, Princeton University Air date: Tuesday, March 18, 2020 The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has imaged the emission just outside the event horizon of the supermassive black hole in M87 with an effective resolution of...

VLBI Data Series 4, Model Comparison

VLBI Data Series 2, Handling Data, Managing Errors

Download the slideshow:  Facilitator: Lindy Blackburn, Radio Astronomer and EHT Data Scientist at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Air date: Tuesday, March 11, 2020 Attendees will gain an understanding of the VLBI data pathway, how data are recorded...

VLBI Data Series 4, Model Comparison

VLBI Data Series 1, Intro to Radio Astronomy

Download the slideshow:  Facilitator: Dan Marrone, Arizona Air date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 The technique of radio interferometry is an essential tool for modern radio astronomy. Interferometry made the Event Horizon Telescope image of M87* possible, but it is...

Your Research and the Open Science Grid (OSG)

Your Research and the Open Science Grid (OSG)

Your Research and the Open Science Grid (OSG) - Webinar Facilitator: Christina Koch, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison 10th December 2019 - Tuesday, 1800 UTC What problems do you work on that require computers to solve? What kinds of...

Accelerate Your Research with AWS

Accelerate Your Research with AWS

Accelerate Your Research with AWS - Webinar Facilitator: Aaron Bucher and Chris Mills, Amazon 12th November 2019 - Tuesday, 1800 UTC See how researchers accelerate their time to results by leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for on-demand HPC resources. We cover...

Software Development Essentials

Software Development Essentials

Software Development Best Practices - Webinar Facilitator: Ward Harold, Google Cloud Solutions Architect 16th October 2019 - Wednesday, 1700 UTC Software is an essential aspect of modern life. Good software simplifies our work, makes us more productive, it may even...

FPGA Programming and Its Application in Radio Astronomy

FPGA Programming and Its Application in Radio Astronomy

FPGA Programming A Webinar Event with Q&A 25th September 2019 - Wednesday, 1600 UTC FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are a flexible tool for implementing fast, repetitive computations. In contrast to Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), which...

Space-based Interferometry

Space-based Interferometry

Joseph Lazio, Chief Scientist for NASA's Deep Space Network will speak on science and status of using VLBI in space.   Title: Space-based Interferometry

CyVerse Data Store and FAIR Implementation

CyVerse Data Store and FAIR Implementation

Ramona Walls - Senior Scientific Analyst at the University of Arizona, leads a webinar introducing CyVerse and FAIR data.   Title: Managing large collaborative datasets for easier storage, analysis, and discovery   To download the presentation as a pdf...

Webinar: Amazon Web Services and HPC

Webinar: Amazon Web Services and HPC

A Webinar Event with Q&A January 23, 2019 - 19:00 UTC   We invite all EHT and PIRE members, students, and others interested in exploring the ability of Amazon Web Services to effectively support the diverse computational needs of large data-driven projects....

Google on HPC and the Cloud

Google on HPC and the Cloud

Cloud computing has changed the landscape of modern computing.  It powers a majority of tech startups, supports the big data revolution, and enables the rapid developments in artificial intelligence.  As Cloud computing hardware become more powerful, they will soon be...

Student Recruitment and Evaluation

Student Recruitment and Evaluation

As part of our project we developed a process to recruit underrepresented students for research assistantships. In this short webinar, we share our initial recruitment process and outcomes, including what we learned along the way. The Black Hole PIRE Evaluation Team...