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…


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…


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

2019-10-14 Seminar: François Lanusse

When: October, 14, 2019 @ 12:30pm Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Deep Generative Models of Galaxy Morphology and Application to Deblending The upcoming generation of wide-field optical surveys which includes LSST will aim to shed some much…

DIRAC Seminar Series

DIRAC Seminars are appropriate for students and researchers at all levels who are interested in astronomy and/or data science, and everyone is welcome to attend. They are not typically streamed or recorded. Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm….

2019-09-24 Seminar: Kaushal Sharma

When: September 24, 2019 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, 3rd floor, B305 Classification in Astronomy using ML. Dr. Sharma is a postdoc at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India. His Tuesday noon talk will be on…

Letter from the Director

Welcome to our second DiRAC Institute newsletter! The image above shows the solar eclipse that passed over the LSST site on July the 2nd. This remarkable event culminates a number of important milestones for the LSST over the last year….

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List of publications

ADS link features recently published papers by DIRAC researchers.

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