- Astronomy Colloquium: "Hunting for Dark Matter with Cosmology", Dr. Cora Dvorkin, Institute for Advanced Study
3/11/2014, 3:45 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: Gamma-Ray Emission from Starburst Galaxies
3/12/2014, 12:00 pm
- Physics Colloquium, "Towards 1% Measurements of Cosmological Distances with Cosmic Sound"
3/12/2014, 4:00 pm
- Astronomy Colloquium: "Using a Billion Dollar Observatory for a Cosmic Scavenger Hunt: The Discovery of an Extreme Molecular Super Star Cluster Precursor with ALMA", Kelsey Johnson, University of Virginia
3/18/2014, 3:45 pm
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: Numerical Relativity in Spherical Polar Coordinates
3/19/2014, 12:00 pm
Star of the Week
TAU TAU (Tau Tauri)
How can you resist a star with a name like Tau Tau? It's certainly unique.Just to the east of the Hyades (but not a part of the cluster) in Taurus, at a distance of 398 light years (give or take 43), Tau Tauri is a multiple mess, certainly triple, possibly quadruple. The dominating star is a fourth magnitude (4.3) class B (B3) dwarf with a temperature of 18,700 Kelvin. It's joined by an obvious seventh magnitude (7.0) A1 dwarf companion, Tau Tauri B. ...
First Golden Goose Award of 2014 Goes to Larry Smarr
Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois on calculating black hole collisions led him to champion a federal commitment to dramatically enhance U.S. computing power—which led to the development of NCSA Mosaic, the precursor to today's web browsers—was named as the first 2014 recipient of the Golden Goose Award. This award honors researchers whose work may not have initially appeared to have significant practical applications but has resulted in major benefits to society. ...
LCDM selected for Google Summer of Code
The Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining has been selected for the 2014 Google Summer of Code. Undergraduate students will work with Professor Robert Brunner and members of the LCDM and receive stipends to develop open source implementations of important astrophysical algorithms such as finding and classifying sources in astronomical image data, estimating distances to galaxies, identifying strong gravitational lens systems, and accelerating cosmological computations by using cloud computing ...
Brunner Appointed Beckman Affiliate
Professor Robert J. Brunner, PI of the Laboratory for Cosmological Data Mining, has been appointed to an affiliated faculty position in the Image Formation and Processing Group of the Human Computer Interaction theme at the Beckman Institute. He will work on applications of computer vision to astronomical image challenges in collaboration with Professor Thomas Huang's group. ...