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2018-11-09 Seminar: Sjoert van Velzen

When: November 9, 2018 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, seminar room (C607) Sjoert van Velzen is James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellow at the CCPP, NYU. He also has a partial affiliation at UMD, where he works with the exciting data from…

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DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

We invite applications for up to two DIRAC Research Associates in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year positions are available to promising, early-career researchers who Are interested in working on scientific research that complements or…

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Quanta Magazine’s Interview with Prof. Mario Juric

Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies
Just as mathematics transformed physics from a philosophy into a science, data and computation are transforming science today, says Mario Jurić. He’s leading the push to get astronomy ready for the torrents of data that are about to flow.

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2018-10-29 Seminar: Michael Koss

When: October 29, 2018 @ 12:30pm Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor   Dr. Michael Koss is currently funded through NASA satellite grants and resides in Kirkland, Washington. Prior to this he was an Ambition fellow in Zurich,…

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2018-10-23 Seminar: Kathryn McKeough

When: October 23, 2018 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, Seminar Room   DIRAC is pleased to welcome Katy McKeough as a visitor next week.   Katy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. She does research…

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Estimating the Milky Way’s Mass via Hierarchical Bayes: A Blind Test on MUGS2 Simulated Galaxies

Published in the Astrophysical Journal, by DIRAC Researcher, Gwendolyn Eadie.

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2018-09-28 DIRAC Astronomy Open-source Sprint

DIRAC Institute has the 1st Astronomy Open-source Sprint, Sep 28, 2018 at the University of Washington. When: September 28, 2018 @ 1:00-4:30pm Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, Meeting Room   Maintainers of several projects (e.g. astropy, astroquery, astroplan, stingray,…

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2018-09-07 Seminar: Lia Sartori

When: September 7, 2018 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor   Lia Sartori from the ETH Zürich Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics, will be discussing variability in active galactic nuclei.    A study of active galactic…

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2018-08-03 Seminar: David van Dyk

When: August 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm  Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor David A van Dyk, Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London Quantifying Discovery in Astro/Particle Physics: Frequentist and Bayesian Perspective Statistical discovery questions in astrophysics and high-energy…

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1st LSST Solar Systems Readiness Sprint

July 10-12, 2018 at the University of Washington

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