Monthly Archives: September 2012

Keck Science Meeting On YouTube!

This year’s Keck Observatory Science meeting was held at UC San Diego, and included two days of talks and posters describing the most recent astronomical science conducted at the W. M. Keck Observatory.  The presentations included John Johnson (Caltech) on … Continue reading

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Smartphone grids – the future for distributed computing?

This is the title of an article in the Sept 12 edition of International Science Grid This Week. It is described a paper by Busching, Schildt and Wolf, presented at a workshop held as part of the 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing … Continue reading

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yt: An Integrated Science Environment for Astrophysical Simulations

yt is a community-developed high-performance analysis and visualization toolkit for astrophysical simulation data. This video by Matthew Turk gives an excellent introduction to it: The yt webpage is, in my view, a model for the content of a collaborative software … Continue reading

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