Category: Interesting activity


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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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.

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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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