Monthly Archives: February 2013

Journey to the Limits of Spacetime: Black Hole Simulations

In a powerful demonstration of the value of computation to modern astronomy, McKinney et al. (2013) used the resources of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) to perform 3D simulations of the behavior of black holes. These simulations … Continue reading

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STScI’s Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series Webcasts

Last week, I wrote a post about Michelle Borkin’s presentation on Astronomical Medicine and Beyond, part of the Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STScI) Engineering and Technology Colloquia Series. STScI archives and posts on-line all the presentations in this series. The … Continue reading

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Astronomical Medicine and Beyond: Visualization Challenges and Solutions Across Sciences

This is the title of a presentation by Michelle Borkin (Harvard University), given on February 5, 2013, as part of STScI’s Engineering and Technology Colloquium series. Michelle’s specialty is in developing new approaches to interdisciplinary scientific visualization and data exploration.  … Continue reading

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Computer simulation of a supernova core collapse

This week’s post is about innovative work led by Carola I. Ellinger and Sangwook Park (University of Texas, Arlington) to perform 3D modeling of the core collapse phase of a supernova as it evolved into remnants. As Park put it: … Continue reading

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