Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Keck Institute for Space Studies Lecture
Science in Cyberspace
S. George Djorgovski, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Caltech
Science, scholarship, and education are being transformed by the advances in computation and information technology. Much of the scholarly work, including data, tools for their exploration and theoretical modeling, literature, and collaboration tools, are now moving to virtual environments. The exponential growth of data volumes, and the simultaneous increase in the data complexity offer both new scientific opportunities and new challenges for knowledge discovery in massive and complex data sets and data streams. We are now developing new methodologies for the scientific research in the 21st century.
This is a free public lecture. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This lecture will be videotaped.