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DIRAC & Astronomy on Tap Seattle Present: ASTRONOMY AT HOME

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2020-5-14 Colloquium: Abigail Stevens

When: Thursday, May 14th, 2020 @ 3:30pm Where: via ZOOM Meeting PW:  505387 Meeting Link:  https://washington.zoom.us/j/98852018851?pwd=OG8zK0s4ZlBLeXhYZGNjZE84SkNaQT09 Meeting ID: 988 5201 8851 Mapping Matter in Strong Gravity: Spectral-Timing of Black Holes and Neutron Stars One of the best laboratories to study strong-field gravity is the…

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Photometric Redshifts with the LSST II: The Impact of Near-Infrared and Near-Ultraviolet Photometry

Published paper includes contribution from DIRAC Researchers: Graham Melissa, Connolly Andrew, Morrison Christopher B., Ivezić Željko, Daniel Scott, Jones R. Lynne, Jurić Mario, Yoachim Peter, Bryce Kalmbach J. Published Date: April 2020. Abstract Accurate photometric redshift (photo-zz) estimates are essential…

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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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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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Astronomy Colloquium: Siegfried Eggl

When: October 31st, 2019 @ 3:45PM Where: PAA A102 This week’s colloquium speaker is our own Siegfried Eggl.  Throwing DARTs at Asteroids For the first time in the history of our planet its inhabitants have the means to avert catastrophic impacts of…

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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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