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A regular interview-based podcast hosted by Nicole Hemsoth, Editor of HPCwire, that hosts leading researchers and news makers in the world of high performance computing. - HPCwire Soundbite

January 28, 2014

Podcast: The Data Avalanche in Astrophysics

Nicole Hemsoth

On today’s edition of Soundbite, we’ll be talking with Dr. Kirk Borne, Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University about managing the data avalanche in astronomy.

Borne has been involved in a number of data-intensive astrophysics projects, including  data mining on the Galaxy Zoo database of galaxy classifications. We’ll talk about some of his experiences and what challenges lie ahead for astronomy as well what some established and emerging tools, including Graph databases, languages like Python and R, and approaches will lend to his field and big data research in general.

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