Tag Archives: galaxy formation

Illustris: Creating A Virtual Universe

Illustris a bold collaborative project that is producing a cosmological simulation of galaxy formation, using a state of the art numerical code and a comprehensive physical model. It is an outstanding example of how advances in computing power enable groundbreaking … Continue reading

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The Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory: Cloud-Based Mock Galaxy Catalogues

Bernyk et al. (2014) (MNRAS 2014 on press; astro-ph preprint here) have described a much needed on-line service that I am sure many astronomers will welcome, the Theoretical Astrophysical Observatory (TAO), described as an “on-line an online virtual laboratory that houses … Continue reading

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Thirty Meter Telescope Science Forum

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is hosting the first Science Forum in Waikoloa, Hawaii on July 22 and 23 2013. The TMT is an international project to build and operate a 30-m wide-field, alt-az Ritchey-Chretien 492 segment telescope on Mauna … Continue reading

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Cosmological Calculations with GPUs

A while ago, I wrote a series of posts on how astronomers are learning to use GPUs  in astronomy: The Use of Graphical Processing Units (GPU’s) In Astronomy, GPU’s in Astronomy: Critical Decisions for Early Adopters, GPU’s vs. CPU’s: Apples vs. Oranges?. I hope … 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 VAO Community Day In Baltimore, November 29 2012.

The Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is holding a series of community days at U.S. astronomical institutions. The community days feature two kinds of presentations: Members of the VAO describe the goals of the project and its services, provide demos and … Continue reading

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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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