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

2019-04-12 Seminar: David van Dyk

When: April 12, 2019 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, 6th floor, WRF Data Studio, eScience Seminar Room Quantifying Discovery in Astro/Particle Physics: Frequentist and Bayesian Perspectives David A van Dyk, Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London Statistical discovery questions in…

2019-03-26 Lunch Talk: Renée Hložek

Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor When: March 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am Separating wheat from chaff: photometric classification in the age of LSSTThe Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will generate a data deluge: millions of transients and variable sources…

2019-03-13 Lunch Talk: Kelle Cruz

Where: PAB, B305, 3rd floor When: March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm Astropy Overview, Update, and Discussion Dr. Kelle Cruz is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the Hunter College and a Research Associate at the American Museum of…

List of publications

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Visitors: Kathryn McKeough

Kathryn McKeough is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She does research as a member of both the CHASC: Astrostatistics Group and the Sports Analytics Lab at Harvard. Her Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 talk at 12pm will be…

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