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

2018-10-23 Seminar: Katy McKeough

When: October 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, Seminar Room   DIRAC is pleased to welcome Katy McKeough as a visitor next week.   Katy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She does research…

Estimating the Milky Way’s Mass via Hierarchical Bayes: A Blind Test on MUGS2 Simulated Galaxies

DIRAC Researcher, Gwendolyn Eadie, published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal. Published on September 24, 2018. Estimating the Milky Way’s Mass via Hierarchical Bayes: A Blind Test on MUGS2 Simulated Galaxies Abstract In a series of three papers, Eadie et…

2018-09-28 DIRAC Astronomy Open-source Sprint

DIRAC Institute has the 1st Astronomy Open-source Sprint, Sep 28, 2018 at the University of Washington. When: September 28, 2018 @ 1:00-4:30pm Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, Meeting Room   Maintainers of several projects (e.g. astropy, astroquery, astroplan, stingray,…

Visitors: Katy McKeough

Katy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She does research as a member of both the CHASC: Astrostatistics Group and the Sports Analytics Lab at Harvard. Her Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 talk at 12pm will be on…

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Visitors: Michael Hayden

June 27th-29th, 2018 I work on Galactic Archaeology, which is the study of the structure and evolution of the Milky Way. I did my PhD at New Mexico State University working with Jon Holtzman and Jo Bovy with the APOGEE survey,…

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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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