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    Petascale Astrophysics: Mining the Sky with LSST

    Prof.  J.  Anthony Tyson 
    (Physics Department of University of California)
    Friday morning, Oct. 30th, 10:30 a.m.
    Room 416, Office Block, 2 West Beijing Road (PMO, CAS)
    Welcome to attend
    ( PMO Academic committee & academic circulating committee)

    Dr. J. Anthony Tyson is the Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. He has been a Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC Davis since 2003. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.

                 Images from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope survey of the sky will be analyzed for a wide range of phenomena. With 20 trillion photometric and temporal measure-ments covering 20 billion detected objects, this will produce the world’s largest database. A sample of several billion galaxies will enable maps of dark matter and several independent cross-checking probes of the nature of dark energy.  The 30 terabytes of pipeline processed data obtained each night will open the time domain window on the deep optical universe for variability and motion.


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