Mission

From fundamental research on the most energetic events in the universe to the search for asteroids that may one day impact the Earth, the science of the next decade will be driven by data. Our ability to make scientific breakthroughs will…

Research

DIRAC brings together researchers from Astrophysics, Computer Science & Engineering, Statistics, and other key disciplines to develop algorithms and infrastructure to process, analyze, and understand the science and questions arising from major astronomical imaging telescopes (e.g. LSST, MWA, SKA, Advanced…

People

DIRAC is creating an environment where scientists can harness interdisciplinary expertise to solve some of the most difficult questions facing Astronomy today. It  provides an interaction space between Astrophysics, Computer Science, Statistics, and other disciplines. It is a place where ideas…

Talks & News

2018-08-03 Seminar: David van Dyk

When: August 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor David A van Dyk, Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London Quantifying Discovery in Astro/Particle Physics: Frequentist and Bayesian Perspective Statistical discovery questions in astrophysics and high-energy…

1st LSST Solar Systems Readiness Sprint

July 10-12, 2018 at the University of Washington

Happy Asteroid Day!

June 30th is Asteroid Day! Live broadcast from Luxembourg! Astronauts, astronomers, scientists, students, teachers, and interested citizens around the world are coming together at this very moment to learn about and discuss asteroids.

Visitors: Michael Hayden

June 27th-29th, 2018 I work on Galactic Archaeology, which is the study of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. I did my PhD at New Mexico State University working with Jon Holtzman and Jo Bovy with the APOGEE survey,…

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Visitors: Petar Zečević

April 15th-May 5th, 2018.  Petar Zečević is a PhD student from University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has been working in the software industry for more than 15 years, as a full-stack developer, consultant, analyst, and team leader. Petar is the author…

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Visitors: Eddie Schlafly

Brown Bag on February 14-16, 2018. Eddie is a Hubble Fellow working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, trying to understand the structure of the Galaxy, and especially its dust, using observations of stars. His most recent work uses the DECam instrument on…

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