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On the way to better understand the Universe

HITS is scientific partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions – led by the Australian National University How did the Universe form matter in the first moments after the Big Bang? How did the first stars emerge and evolve into galaxies? How did the stars create the chemical…

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Data mining algorithms and new standards for astronomers

Kai Polsterer, leader of the HITS Astroinformatics (AIN) group, is now chair of the IVOA Knowledge Discovery in Databases group. It’s a special interest group in the network of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). In this framework, Kai Polsterer and his collaborates represent the interests of the data mining and machine learning communities. The…

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Smartphones, Dark Matter & Code – Kai Polsterer @ ADASS in Sydney

Three hundred international astronomers and software engineers will gather in Sydney during 25-29 October for the 25th annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) conference, the first meeting of ADASS in Australia. This meeting is hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics, CAASTRO. Software to acquire and process data is at…

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Computer Science helps astronomers exploring the sky

The new HITS research group “Astroinformatics” will develop methods and software for astronomers and help facilitating the analysis and processing of the rapidly growing amount of data in astronomy. The junior group led by Kai Polsterer will work closely with other astronomical research groups in Heidelberg. The new junior research group “Astroinformatics” has recently commenced…

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