LTU MCS named collaborator of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

MCS department at LTU was selected as a collaborator of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). LSST is the most powerful astronomical imaging device ever built, and is the flagship Astronomy project for the coming decade, expecting to address some of the most fundamental questions about the early, present, and future universe.

LSST’s huge 3.2 gigapixel digital camera  will acquire ~30TB of data per night to generate the world’s largest public dataset. MCS faculty and students will participate in the development of algorithms and methods for automatic analysis of this enormous dataset in order to turn these data into knowledge and high-impact scientific discoveries. LSST is expected to see first light in late 2015.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Image credit: LSST collaboration