Monthly Archives: February 2011

Special Issue of Science Magazine On Dealing With Data

Astronomers are well aware of the explosive growth of public data in their field. The same is true of all the physical sciences. The well respected journal Science recently published a special on-line issue of 30 papers on managing data … Continue reading

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Scientific Programming Does Not Compute, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on Scientific Programming Does Not Compute?, which recommended more formal computational training for astronomers. Reader Warrick Ball pointed out a paper on the same subject by Igor Chilingarian and Ivan Zolotukhin, called … Continue reading

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How I Manage My Time

A change of pace this week. Lots of people write about they organize their time to make themselves productive, so I thought I would throw in my 10 cents worth. My working hours are largely interrupt driven. I manage two … Continue reading

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Application of a Distributed Cloud to High Energy Physics Data

Recently, I came across an interesting paper by R.J. Sobie et al. (2011) called “Data Intensive High Energy Physics Analysis in a Distributed Cloud.” I am interested in applications of cloud computing to astronomy, so this paper took my eye. … Continue reading

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