Category: Talks & News


DIRAC Fellowship Positions

We invite applications for up to three DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year DIRAC Fellowships are available to promising, early career researchers interested in the application of novel statistical and computational…

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2017-12-13 Brown Bag: R. Michael Rich, UCLA

When: December 13, 2017 @12:00-1:00pm  Where: B305 (PAB)   The Halos and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (HERON) survey We have used a dedicated 0.7m telescope to image 123 galaxies in the Local Volume to ~ 30 mag/sq arcsec. We find a…

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2017-12-11 Lunch Seminar: Danny Goldstein

When: December 11, 2017 @1:30-2:30pm Where: WRF Data Science Studio, The Seminar Room Strongly Lensed Supernovae In 1964, Norwegian astronomer Sjur Refsdal showed that time delays between the multiple images of strongly lensed supernovae (LSNe) could be used to measure the Hubble…

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DIRAC Researchers Observe 1I/’Oumuamua

UW/B612 Asteroid Institute researchers measure the rotation period and shape of the first interstellar asteroid.

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DIRAC Postdoctoral Positions

The DIRAC Institute in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is seeking applicants with a strong research record in the development of statistical techniques or algorithms for analyzing large astrophysical data sets for two postdoctoral positions. AstroML:…

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DIRAC Fellowship Positions

We invite applications for up to three DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year DIRAC Fellowships are available to promising, early career researchers interested in the application of novel statistical and computational…

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2017-11-14 Lunch Seminar: John Swinbank

John Swinbank will review the design and scientific goals of LSST, provide an update on the current status of construction, explore some of the algorithmic and data processing challenges that the LSST Data Management team faces, and describe the key role that members of the Department of Astronomy here at UW are playing in making it all possible.

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2017-11-01 LSST/DM Brown Bag: Stephen Portillo

Stephen Portillo will be discussing “Improved Source Detection in Crowded Fields using Probabilistic Cataloging”, based on his work on probabilisitic cataloging described in arXiv:1703.01303. 

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