Monthly Archives: March 2014

High Resolution Simulations of A Key Type-IA Supernova Phase

Another interesting article that I found on the International Science Grid This Week (isgtw) is “Astrophysics team simulates key supernova phase at unprecedented resolution,” in which a research team simulated a turbulent flame is a Type IA supernova outburst at … Continue reading

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Cosmology, Computers and the VisIVO package.

We all know how massively parallel programming is assuming ever greater importance in astronomy. This week, I  describe the Visual Interface for the Virtual Observatory (VisIVO) package and describe how it was used to visualize the results of a cosmological … Continue reading

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Citizen Science and the Modern Web – Talk by Amit Kapadia.

Amit Kapadia gave this excellent talk at CERN on Citizen Science and The Modern Web.  From Amit’s abstract: “Beginning as a research project to help scientists communicate, the Web has transformed into a ubiquitous medium. As the sciences continue to … Continue reading

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Resources for Licensing Your Code

Last week, I reviewed a very useful paper “A Quick Guide To Software Licensing for the Scientist Programmer.” To continue the licensing theme, I am reposting material from the Astronomy Source Code Library blog, which provides some useful resources for those wishing … Continue reading

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