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The 2015 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop – Exoplanetary System Demographics: Theory and Observations

Every Summer, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) hosts the Sagan Workshop, which sets out to advance scientific and technical understanding of the objectives of the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program, and is aimed primarily at early career scientists. This year, the topic … Continue reading

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Exoplanet Content in the Keck Observatory Archive

Following on from last week’s post about the Second Kepler Science Conference, the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) is a growing resource for exoplanet science. The poster shown at the end of this post was presented at the Kepler Conference describes … Continue reading

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The Second Kepler Science Conference

This week, I have been at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, where I have had the pleasure of attending the Second Kepler Science Conference, which celebrates the extraordinary achievements of the Kepler mission.  There were of … 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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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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Knowledge Discovery from Mining Big Data – Presentation by Kirk Borne

My friend and colleague Kirk Borne, of George Mason University, is a specialist in the modern field of data mining and astroinformatics.  I was delighted to learn that he was giving a talk on an introduction to this topic as … Continue reading

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e-Science – towards the cloud: infrastructures, applications and research

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A has just published a special issue entitled: “e-Science – towards the cloud: infrastructures, applications and research.”  The issue contains 12 papers that are considered “best in show” at the U. K. e-Science … Continue reading

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A Tale of 160 Scientists, Three Applications, One Workshop and A Cloud

This is the text of a presentation I gave at the 22nd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems Conference, held in Champaign, Illinois (Nov 4-8, 2012).  You may download the slides here: Sagan e-Science 2012 gbb best. The work … 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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Hunting Exoplanets with Kepler and Big Computers!

The International Science Grid This Week posted a fascinating article on how high performance computing is being used to analyze time-series data sets from the Kepler mission.  Kepler’s primary goal is to determine the frequency of Earth-sized planets around other … Continue reading

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