Category: Events


Google Summer of Code With DiRAC

It was a great learning experience for me as I learned a lot about the Jupyter Ecosystem and remote collaborative work.

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Watch DiRAC Scientists on the Asteroid Day TV

Last year, Asteroid Day celebrated their Fifth anniversary, with events in 192 countries. In the next few days, Asteroid Day TV is broadcasting asteroid related programming from Discovery Science, TED, IMAX, BBC, CNN, The European Space Agency (ESA), the European…

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DiRAC & Astronomy on Tap Seattle Present: ASTRONOMY AT HOME

Streaming from DIRAC YouTube channel https://dirac.us/yt

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2020-5-14 Colloquium: Abigail Stevens

When: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 @ 3:30pm Where: via ZOOM Meeting PW:  505387 Meeting Link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/98852018851?pwd=OG8zK0s4ZlBLeXhYZGNjZE84SkNaQT09 Meeting ID: 988 5201 8851 Mapping Matter in Strong Gravity: Spectral-Timing of Black Holes and Neutron Stars One of the best laboratories to study strong-field gravity is the…

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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…

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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…

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2019-12-09 Seminar: Adam Smercina

When: Monday, December 9th, 2019 @ 12:30pm  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. The Satellites and Stellar Halos of Nearby MW-mass Galaxies The outskirts of galaxies like the Milky Way (MW) are important testing grounds for our understanding of…

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2019-11-12 Seminar: Ashley Villar

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 10:00am  Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Time-domain Astrophysics in the Era of Big Data The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will begin science operations in 2023 and is expected to increase…

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Astronomy Colloquium: Siegfried Eggl

When: October 31st, 2019 @ 3:45PM Where: PAA A102 This week’s colloquium speaker is our own Siegfried Eggl.  Throwing DARTs at Asteroids For the first time in the history of our planet its inhabitants have the means to avert catastrophic impacts of…

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NSF invests in cyberinfrastructure institute to harness cosmic data

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and nine collaborating organizations, including the University of Washington, $2.8 million for a two-year “conceptualization phase” of the Scalable Cyberinfrastructure Institute for Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. As part of SCIMMA, UW researchers will work…

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