Category: Interesting activity


Collaborative, participant-driven learning works!

    Science has become a big-data endeavor. But scientists are not universally adept in “data science” — the computing and statistical skillsets needed to handle, sort, analyze and draw conclusions from big data. The shortage of know-how in data science can…

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DIRAC Institute Open House, May 14th, 2018

2011 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Saul Perlmutter
“What We Learn When We Learn the Universe is Accelerating”.

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DIRAC Researcher Helps Investigate the “Most Mysterious Star” from the Kepler Mission

DIRAC Researcher and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, James Davenport, is a coauthor on a recent paper studying “Boyajian’s Star”, aka the Most Mysterious Star in the Universe!

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DIRAC Researchers Observe 1I/’Oumuamua

UW/B612 Asteroid Institute researchers measure the rotation period and shape of the first interstellar asteroid.

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Zwicky Transient Facility Achieves First Light

Marks the beginning of commissioning of the next generation time domain survey.

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DIRAC on FiRe

DIRAC Director Andy Connolly discusses with Mark Anderson how the scale of the imaging data that will come from a new generation of telescopes will require different analysis methodologies.

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ADAM Hack Days 2017

DIRAC hosted the first B612/Asteroid Institute ADAM (“Asteroid Decision/Analysis Machine”) HackDays.

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Saving the Earth from Asteroids with Big Data

By Teaching Computers To Track Asteroids UW Scientists May Save The Earth
by Kathrine Long

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