Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ~ Edsger Dijkstra

Archive for November, 2014

At the starting line

After 5 wonderful years at the Space Telescope Science Institute, I have decided to return to school to pursue a PhD in Physics at University of California, Davis. In my few precious moments of free time, I work on these projects:

  • Leading a Software Carpentry Workshop at the American Astronomical Society Conference in January 2015
  • Python topic maintainer for the Software Carpentry Foundation
  • Characterizing the binary companion of Supernova 1993J. Here is a recent paper I worked on. We will be taking more FUV imaging in April 2015 to confirm the companion flux levels in the FUV observationally.
  • Observing the┬álate time UV spectra of type IIn supernovae interacting with circumstellar material.
  • Using the LSST data management pipeline on images of type Ia supernova from the SweetSpot survey to characterize the light curve variability of all objects in the field.

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