MeerKAT pulsar timing workshop

This two-day MeerKAT pulsar timing workshop, hosted for the first time in September 2021, introduces students to pulsar timing science, including the required softwares and data analysis techniques needed to understand and conduct pulsar timing. 

It starts out with a set of foundational lectures that provide general introductions to programming and statistical data analysis with accompanying exercises. 

Thereafter the principles of pulsar timing are introduced, along with data analysis and reduction techniques to obtain optimal pulsar timing residuals using MeerKAT data provided to the students. The workshop concludes with an overview into the physics that can be extracted from pulsar timing analysis, and in particular from the timing of relativistic binary pulsar systems.

All exercises are run within VirtualBox the appliance for which can be downloaded and run as described in the first section of the workshop material.