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

2020-2-10 Seminar: Stephanie Juneau

When: Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 12:30pm   Where: PAA, Room A214 The Influence of Giant Black Holes on the Fate of Galaxies, Stephanie Juneau (NSF’s OIR Lab) Supermassive black holes – with masses of millions to billions of times that…

2019-12-09 Seminar: Adam Smercina

When: Monday, December 9th, 2019 @ 12:30pm  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. The Satellites and Stellar Halos of Nearby MW-mass Galaxies The outskirts of galaxies like the Milky Way (MW) are important testing grounds for our understanding of…

2019-11-12 Seminar: Ashley Villar

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 10:00am  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Time-domain Astrophysics in the Era of Big Data The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will begin science operations in 2023 and is expected to increase…

List of publications

ADS link features recently published papers by DIRAC researchers.

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Letter From the Director

Welcome to the DiRAC Institute newsletter. As we head towards the winter solstice, if you were lucky with the clouds and the near full moon, you may have seen the Geminid meteor shower which peaked early in the morning of…

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Work at DIRAC

| DIRAC Postdoctoral Scholar | We invite applications to apply for the Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology (DIRAC) Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington. These 3-year positions are available to promising, early-career researchers…

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