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VGOS sessions scheduled in Wien

VieSched++, the new VieVS scheduling module, is used by Matthias Schartner for the generation of VGOS schedules for the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS). Scientific investigations on optimizing VGOS schedules are published in Journal of Geodesy.

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PhD Defense Matthias Schartner

On December 17, 2019, Matthias Schartner successfully defended his PhD thesis on scheduling VLBI observations. John Gipson, Axel Nothnagel, and Johannes Böhm challenged him with difficult questions, but Matthias masterfully answered all. Congratulations!

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VieVS days – day 3

The third and final day of the VieVS days was devoted to the analysis of VGOS sessions as demonstrated by Markus and the presentation of the VieVS baseband simulator by Jakob. The first VieVS days in our new home – the Freihaus – went very well and will certainly find continuation in 2020.

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VieVS days – day 2

The second day of the VieVS days is dedicated to scheduling with VieSched++. Matthias explains the intricacies of scheduling with his easy-to-use software package.

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Bachelor presentation Markus Mikschi

On September 10, 2019, Markus Mikschi presented his bachelor thesis on the integration of length-of-day values for the determination of UT1. Depending on the calibration, it is possible to achieve an accuracy of 40 microseconds after a week. It should also be noted here, that his presentation was the last one in our “old meeting […]

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VSC-4 powered on

In June 2019, the Vienna Scientific Cluster 4 was powered on. This is very good news, because we will have 10 private nodes (480 cores in total) and 1 PByte of storage for correlation activities. Also the Standard (Austrian newspaper) reports about VSC4.

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