Category: Interesting activity


2019-10-14 Seminar: François Lanusse

When: October, 14, 2019 @ 12:30pm Where: PAB, 6th Floor, eScience Studio, Seminar Rm. Deep Generative Models of Galaxy Morphology and Application to Deblending The upcoming generation of wide-field optical surveys which includes LSST will aim to shed some much…

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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….

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2019-09-24 Seminar: Kaushal Sharma

When: September 24, 2019 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, 3rd floor, B305 Classification in Astronomy using ML. Dr. Sharma is a postdoc at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India. His Tuesday noon talk will be on…

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Astronomical Extensions for Spark (AXS) allows cross-matching multi-billion catalogs

Modern sky surveys are producing astronomical catalogs with billions of stars and galaxies. What is often important for science is cross-correlating these catalogs and finding the matching objects in several catalogs so that new insights can be gained from all…

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DiRAC Scientists at the Asteroid Day 2019

Watch a film about DiRAC Team’s Research Here

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Insights from MU69’s (Lack of) Craters

Months ago, a team of scientists led by Sarah Greenstreet (B612 Asteroid Institute and University of Washington) conducted a study in which they made predictions for the crater count they expected to find on MU69’s surface. Greenstreet and collaborators used…

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Patient Astronomers Catch Stellar Litterbugs: What Happens Next Is Shocking!

Dr. Melissa L. Graham, LSST Research Scientist and DIRAC Fellow, coauthored paper on a large Hubble survey of supernovae “Delayed Circumstellar Interaction for Type Ia SN 2015cp Revealed by an HST Ultraviolet Imaging Survey”. The supernova explosions of white dwarf…

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DIRAC’s First Newsletter!

Read it here!

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Letter From The Director

December 2018 Newsletter It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the first DIRAC Institute newsletter. It is hard to believe that the institute is only a year old and how much has happened over the last 12 months….

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DIRAC Researchers at the AAS Meeting

December 2018 Newsletter Researchers from DIRAC and LSST are gearing up for the annual winter American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting. This year, it will be here in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, from January 6-10, 2019. More than…

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