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Annual Fall Meeting and 82nd General Assembly

Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy

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Programme - Splinter meeting ESC

eScience: new tools for research in astronomy

Conveners: Harry Enke, Joachim Wambsganss

In most areas of astrophysics we see an exponential grow of data and result volumes. Robus solutions are needed to manage, publish and search these amounts of scientific information. In e-Science we combine two main developments of recent years: Grid Computing and the Virtual Observatory initiative of data standardisation. Together they change the work flow for many scientists, especially where large data volumes are involved. See e-Science: Status 2009 for more details.

In the splinter meeting of the AG-Tagung we will review the status and recent development of e-Science, in Germany as well as internationally. We will discuss what is possbile with the products so far and what the most important future steps are. The first day of the splinter meeting on Tuesday will cover topics of interest for Astrophysicists from all branches. On the second day we will talk about the recent achievments in Germany and coordinate our development.

  • First day (Tuesday): Focus on topics of general interest
  • Second day (Thursday): Recent achievements in the field

We invite colleagues with less experience in the field who want to get an impression how to smartly manage their data. You can also present talks with specific, data intensive problems for which a solution is needed. Many other talks will be given by the members from both GAVO (the German Virtual Observatory) and the German AstroGrid-D.

  • See also: plenary talk of Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins University) on "Science with petabytes of data" , Tuesday, 22.9., 14:00h



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E-Science in GermanyE-Science in Germany: Status 2009

last update September 9, 2009, I. Nickelt