HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Seminar by Dr. Saz PARKINSON from The University of Hong Kong

DateJune 1, 2021, Tuesday
Time2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venuevia Zoom
TitleBig Data in Astronomy

We live in the era of Big Data, with the amount of information being generated by every human on the planet growing faster than ever before. Astronomy is at the forefront of this revolution, driving many of the technologies and advances that make it possible to process the seemingly endless deluge of data. In this talk I will cover some of the ways in which data science and astronomy come together in the quest to answer some of nature's deepest mysteries. I will present some examples of my recent work, bringing together physics and statistics to push the limits of high-energy astrophysics.

About the speaker

Dr. Parkinson currently hold a joint appointment as a research scientist at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP) and a research assistant professor in the Physics Department at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in high-energy astrophysics, including pulsar astrophysics, gamma-ray bursts, and X-ray binaries.