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…

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Dr. Gwendolyn Eadie received the J.S. Plaskett Medal

CASCA is pleased to announce Dr. Gwendolyn Eadie as the 2018 recipient of the J. S. Plaskett Medal. Dr. Eadie completed her doctoral studies at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. William Harris. In her thesis entitled “Lights in…

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New Research Fellows to work on Asteroid Tracking and Analyses

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Berkeley astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter discusses the implications of the universe’s accelerating expansion at the University of Washington.

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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Visitors: Naoki Yoshida

Seminar on Feb 12, 2018. Naoki Yoshida is a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics at the University of Tokyo, as well as a  Senior Research Scientist at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

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