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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. 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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DiRAC Scientists at the Asteroid Day 2019

Watch a film about DiRAC Team’s Research Here

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2019-04-12 Seminar: David van Dyk

When: April 12, 2019 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, 6th floor, WRF Data Studio, eScience Seminar Room Quantifying Discovery in Astro/Particle Physics: Frequentist and Bayesian Perspectives David A van Dyk, Statistics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London Statistical discovery questions in…

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2019-03-26 Lunch Talk: Renée Hložek

Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor When: March 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am Separating wheat from chaff: photometric classification in the age of LSSTThe Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will generate a data deluge: millions of transients and variable sources…

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2019-02-22 Seminar: David Jones

When: February 22, 2019 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, 3rd floor, B305 Disentangling Overlapping Astronomical Sources using Spatial, Spectral, and Temporal Information We present a powerful new algorithm that combines spatial and spectral information to separate photons from overlapping X-ray sources….

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