GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

GalaxyFlyer – an interactive visualisation of a billion of particles

GalaxyFlyer is cross-platform software to render real-time visualisations of arbitrary simulations with up to 109 particles (stars, gas, dark matter or other data representable by particles).

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Data preservation in the age of Big Data

Data preservation in the age of Big Data

PERICLES does not want to invent another preservation system. It wants to understand how to realise a world where preservation policies – human-defined, human-understandable policies – can shape and change a model of preservation that must, consequently, be implemented in a dynamic architecture with no reliance on any particular (implementation of any particular) computational component.

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The fourth call for Short Term Scientific Missions

The fourth call for Short Term Scientific Missions

This is a call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) within BigSkyEarth COST Action. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations.
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions/organisations where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home institutions. The Host institution is the institution/organisation that will host the successful applicant.

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BigSkyEarth Workshop in Brno

BigSkyEarth Workshop in Brno

BigSkyEarth COST Action organizes its first workshop, with the topic “Research Matchmaking – Building Bridges Between Disciplines“, in Brno, Czech Republic, on April 14-16, 2016. The workshop participants will have an opportunity to present their research in astroinformatics, geoinformatics, Big Data, data visualization or Big Data outreach, suggest how to expand their work into larger collaborations and seek potential research partners among the workshop participants.

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The third call for Short Term Scientific Missions

The third call for Short Term Scientific Missions

This is the third call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) within BigSkyEarth COST Action. Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action, whilst at the same time allowing those partaking in the missions to learn new techniques, gain access to specific data, instruments and/or methods not available in their own institutions/organisations.
STSM applicants must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD Student or postdoctoral fellow or can be employed by, or affiliated to, an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research. The institutions/organisations where applicants pursue their main strand of research are considered as Home institutions. The Host institution is the institution/organisation that will host the successful applicant.

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Open positions related to the LSST Data Management at the University of Washington

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project is a 10-year survey of the sky that will deliver a 200 petabyte set of images and data products. Its Data Management team has postdoc and research staff positions open at the University of Washington:

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