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

2020-3-09 Seminar: Angus Wright

When: CANCELLED Monday, March 9th, 2020 @ 12:30pm  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Optimising Direct Redshift Calibration for Tomographic Cosmic Shear Comparisons between cosmological parameters from tomographic cosmic shear measurements and the cosmic microwave background reveal some tension…

Orbital Dynamics of 2020 AV2: the First Vatira Asteroid

Paper by DIRAC Researcher, Sarah Greenstreet Published February 2020 Orbital Dynamics of 2020 AV2: the First Vatira Asteroid Abstract Vatira-class near-Earth objects (NEOs) have orbits entirely interior to the orbit of Venus with aphelia 0.307 < Q < 0.718 AU….

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…

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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