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

2018-02-20 Seminar: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, CEA-Saclay/Observatoire de Paris

When: February 20, 2018 @ 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: PAB, B305, 3rd floor The challenge of the distributed Euclid survey: The ESA Euclid space mission core science goals rely on complementary deep ground-based surveys covering both the northern and southern galactic…

2018-02-14 Brown Bag: Eddie Schlafly, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

When: February 14, 2018 @ 2:00-3:00pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, Seminar Room, 6th floor The DECam Plane Survey: Optical Photometry of Two Billion Objects in the Southern Galactic PlaneThe DECam Plane Survey is a five-band optical and near-infrared survey of…

2018-02-12 Lunch Seminar: Naoki Yoshida, Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo

When: February 12, 2018 @ 12:30 – 1:30pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor Big Data Cosmology with Subaru HSC Survey Subaru HSC is ongoing and is planned to survey a total of ~1200 square degrees by 2019. We have…

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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