Big Data Analytics in Astronomy

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

2021-03-08 Seminar: Jeffrey Regier (University of Michigan)

When: Monday, March 8th, 2021 Where: Join Zoom Meeting: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96005249441 Variational Inference for Cataloging the Visible Universe A key task in astronomy is to locate astronomical objects in images and to characterize them according to physical parameters such as color, apparent…

Eyes to the sky: Vera C. Rubin pipeline facilitates astronomy’s move to big data, from Science Node

DiRAC Researchers featured in Science Node Eyes to the sky: Vera C. Rubin pipeline facilitates astronomy’s move to big data by August Reed “Stories of the single-handed contributions made by astronomy’s greats conjure images of lone figures leaning over telescopes, peering…

2021-02-08 Seminar: Bruce Conway (UIUC)

When: Monday, February 8th, 2021, 2020   Where: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96882498511 Interplanetary Spacecraft Trajectory Design and Optimization There are many types of interplanetary trajectories; e.g. 2-impulse Hohmann transfer (Mars and Venus missions) , impulsive + gravity assist (Galileo & Cassini), impulsive + low-thrust electric…

Letter From the Director

Welcome to the DiRAC Institute newsletter, and to the new academic year! Allow me to begin by introducing myself: I’m Mario Juric, Associate Professor of Astronomy at UW and the new Director of DiRAC. My interests span science and technology:…

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DiRAC & Astronomy on Tap Seattle Present: ASTRONOMY AT HOME

Next, February 11, 2021 at 7:00pm! Streaming from DIRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt

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List of publications

ADS link features recently published papers by DIRAC researchers.

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