Category: Interesting activity


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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Astro Machine Learning

The astroML project was started in 2012 to accompany the book Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy, by Željko Ivezić, Andrew Connolly, Jacob Vanderplas, and Alex Gray.  The astroML Python package is publicly available and designed as a…

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KBMOD: Kernel Based Moving Object Detection

Searching for faint Solar System objects Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) are a population of Solar System objects that exist beyond the orbit of Neptune. Finding these objects is important because understanding their true distribution teaches us about the formation history…

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ADAM: Asteroid Decision Analysis and Mapping

The increased number of asteroid discoveries over the past few decades as well as the expectation that the number of known asteroids will increase by five times when the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST; https://www.lsst.org/) is expected to come online…

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THOR: Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery

Key Points: Discovering Solar System small bodies (asteroids and comets) is not easy Currently deployed algorithms impose a strict constraint on how telescopes operate and what datasets can be used to discover these objects Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery (THOR) is…

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Spearheading Precision White Dwarf Seismology with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

DiRAC Fellow Keaton Bell is coordinating an international collaboration of asteroseismologists to study the brightness variations of pulsating white dwarf stars recorded by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is capable of much more than its name…

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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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Work at DIRAC

| DIRAC Postdoctoral Scholar | We invite applications to apply for the Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology (DIRAC) Postdoctoral Positions in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington. These 3-year positions are available to promising, early-career researchers…

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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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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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