Monthly Archives: April 2013

Practices in source code sharing in astrophysics

Shamir et al. (2o13) have recently posted a preprint on astro-ph of a paper that will appear in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Astronomy and Computing (the text is reproduced below). The paper makes the bold proposal that … Continue reading

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Videos On Planck’s Recent Findings

This is a little off my usual beat, but like so many people, I was excited by Planck’s extraordinary map of the Cosmic Background Radiation, the most detailed look yet at the Universe soon after the Big Bang. I have … Continue reading

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The Keck Observatory Celebrates 20 Years Of Operation

The W. M. Keck Observatory went into operation twenty years ago, and at the time its twin 10m-telescopes made it the largest observatory in the world. It has been a phenomenally successful observatory, and has made important discoveries in many … Continue reading

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How can we use HPC platforms to help dig out new exoplanets?

My colleague Peter Plavchan and  I wrote this lead article for the April 3 edition of International Science Grid This Week, where it appears as the lead article. We are living in the golden age of exoplanets — over 800 … Continue reading

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