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

2019-01-14 Seminar: Alex Malz

When: January 14, 2019 @ 12:30pm Where: PAB, eScience Data Studio, 6th floor Maximizing LSST science with probabilistic data products LSST will produce massive catalogs including detected objects down to unprecedented floors in signal-to-noise ratio, opening the door to a new space of potential…

Patient Astronomers Catch Stellar Litterbugs: What Happens Next Is Shocking!

Dr. Melissa L. Graham, LSST Research Scientist and DIRAC Fellow, coauthored paper on a large Hubble survey of supernovae “Delayed Circumstellar Interaction for Type Ia SN 2015cp Revealed by an HST Ultraviolet Imaging Survey”. The supernova explosions of white dwarf…

DIRAC’s First Newsletter!

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DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

We invite applications for up to two DIRAC Research Associates in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year positions are available to promising, early-career researchers who Are interested in working on scientific research that complements or…

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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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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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