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Walker L Cisler Memorial Lecture Series featuring Dr. George Djorgovski

Release Date: January 24, 2014


Science in Cyberspace

Dr. George Djorgovski, Professor of Astronomy,Co-Director, Center for Advanced Computing Research
California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium
Science Building

The growing capacity of computers to collect and store data has been transforming science, leading to a new era in which scientific databases are primary research tools. The virtualization of these databases gives any person who has a computer and Internet connection the opportunity to perform scientific research. This development, however, has come with a challenge: how do you analyze extremely large scientific databases and turn that data into knowledge and scientific discoveries?

S. George Djorgovski is at the forefront of this new data-intensive and computationally enabled paradigm of science. One of the founders of the Virtual Observatory concept and the emerging field of astroinformatics, he has served as chairman of the U.S. National Virtual Observatory’s science definition team. Djorgovski will discuss how big data and data virtualization are revolutionizing science and scholarship in the 21st century.

For more information visit http://www.ltu.edu/arts_sciences/cislerlecture_about.asp