DIRAC Seminar Series

DIRAC Seminars are appropriate for students and researchers at all levels who are interested in astronomy and/or data science, and everyone is welcome to attend. They are not typically streamed or recorded.

Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Time: 12:30pm | Seminar dates are listed below

Talk titles, abstracts, opportunities to meet with speakers, and information about lunch will be publicized on the UW Astronomy “astro-all” email list and the DIRAC Slack the week before each talk. Most speakers will visit DIRAC for a day or two and be available for meetings following their talk. For more information, you can contact DIRAC Visitor Committee Chair Stephen Portillo at sportill@uw.edu.


OCT 14 | Francois Lanusse | UC Berkeley | deep learning and cosmology

NOV 12 | Ashley Villar | Harvard | machine learning and transient light curves

DEC 9 | Adam Smercina | U Michigan | galaxy formation and detecting faint diffuse structure


FEB 10 | Stephanie Juneau | NOAO | galaxy and SMBH evolution using large surveys

MAR 9 | Angus Wright | U Bonn | redshift calibration and galaxy clustering estimation

APR 13 | Bruce Conway | U Illinois Urbana-Champaign | astrodynamics and heuristic optimation

MAY 11 | Abigail Stevens | Michigan State U / high energy observations and time series

JUN 8 | Michael Medford | UC Berkeley | IMBH and Planet Nine searches with ZTF