NOEMA: How 1Million lines of code make the optically dark universe visible
2020-11-12, 11:00–11:30, Times in UTC

The upgrade of the former IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer toward
the NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) by doubling not only
the number of antennas from 6 to 12 but also quadrupling the
instantaneous bandwidth with a next-generation correlator has
necessitated a large number of software upgrades, from antenna control
over calibration, monitoring and reduction pipelines, to new mapping
and analytical tools. In this talk, the major milestones and
challenges
of this multi-layer and cross discipline expansion will be presented.
The adaptation to even bigger and more sensitive data coming from
powerful instruments such as NOEMA paves the way for a major step
forward in mapping the optically invisible universe.


Theme – Data Processing Pipelines and Science-Ready Data