Category: Talks & News


2019-01-14 Seminar: Alex Malz

When: January 14, 2019 @ 12:30pm Where: PAB, eScience Data Studio, 6th floor Maximizing LSST science with probabilistic data products LSST will produce massive catalogs including detected objects down to unprecedented floors in signal-to-noise ratio, opening the door to a new space of potential…

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Patient Astronomers Catch Stellar Litterbugs: What Happens Next Is Shocking!

Dr. Melissa L. Graham, LSST Research Scientist and DIRAC Fellow, coauthored paper on a large Hubble survey of supernovae “Delayed Circumstellar Interaction for Type Ia SN 2015cp Revealed by an HST Ultraviolet Imaging Survey”. The supernova explosions of white dwarf…

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DIRAC’s First Newsletter!

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2018-12-11 Seminar: Benjamin Pope

When: December 11, 2018 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, B305, 3rd floor The Brightest Stars in Kepler and K2 The Kepler mission and its continuation as K2 have revolutionized both the study of exoplanets and of stellar astrophysics, providing high-precision light curves of hundreds…

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2018-11-30 Seminar: Pauline Barmby

When: November 30, 2018 @ 11:00am Where: PAB, WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, seminar room (C607) Prof. Barmby is an Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Her Friday 11am talk will be on “Two tales…

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2018-11-13 Lunch Talk: Daniela Huppenkothen

When: November 13, 2018 @ 12:00pm Where: PAB, Astronomy Department, B305 What is Data-Intensive Astronomy, Anyway (and Why Should I Care)?   Across almost all scientific disciplines, the instruments that record our experimental data and the methods required for storage and data…

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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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