Computer ◆ Conservation ◆ Society

Computing at Jodrell Bank

Speaker: Ian Morison
Date: Tue 15th January 2019 Thu 21st November 2019
Time: 17:00 for 17:30 14:30

Manchester Metropolitan University,
Room 5.05

BCS, 5 Southampton St,
London WC2E 7HA




About the seminar

In 1964, a Ferranti Argus 100 computer became the first in the world to control the operations of a radio telescope. Since then several generations of computers have been used both for the control and data acquisition of our telescopes but also, once with one of the first small “supercomputers”, the analysis of our data. Our real-time computer network links the MERLIN telescopes across the UK and arrays of processors have taken over from digital hardware to capture the pulses from neutron stars that have helped us prove Einstein’s theories.