1. "Introduction: How and Why Computation is Transforming Astronomy"
    Joel R. Primack, UCSC (Director, UC-HiPACC)
    Monday, June 25, 2012.

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2012 Science/Engineering Journalism Boot Camp

UC-HiPACC

University of California High-Performance AstroComupting Center (UC-HiPACC) presents a Science/Engineering Journalism Boot Camp on Computational Astronomy: From Planets to Cosmos. Sunday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the University of California,…


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University of California High-Performance AstroComupting Center (UC-HiPACC) presents a Science/Engineering Journalism Boot Camp on Computational Astronomy: From Planets to Cosmos. Sunday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

This event is a backgrounder for a select group of participating science or engineering journalists from all media - print, online, broadcast, social media, and television - whether on staff or freelance. The intensive immersion experience is sponsored by UC-HiPACC. Sessions are led by top astrophysics faculty from across the University of California system and from affiliated Department of Energy National Laboratories. A round-table discussion discusses the journalistic challenges, such as accurately portraying complex techniques and exciting science when industry pressures are towards even shorter stories. Please refer to the following list of session and enjoy each corresponding video.

Monday June 25th, 2012

"Introduction: How and Why Computation is Transforming Astronomy"
Joel R. Primack, UCSC (Director, UC-HiPACC)

"Bigger is Better: Trends in Super Computers, Super Software and Super Data"
Michael L. Norman, UCSD (Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center)

"The Secrets of Adaptive Optics"
Claire E. Max, UCSC (Director, Center for Adaptive Optics)

"Probing Nature's Highest Energy Particle Accelerators"
Brenda Dingus, Los Alamos National Lab (Principle Investigator, High Altitude Water Cerenkov detector)

"Intro to University of California Observatory Instrument Labs"
Donald T. Gavel, UCSC (Director, Laboratory for Adaptive Optics)
Raja GuhaThakurta, UCSC (SPLASH)

"Probing the Galactic Planetary Census: Methods for Discovering and Characterizing Exoplanets"
Gregory P. Laughlin, UCSC (Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics)

"Intuition and Common Sense Foiled Again: Supercomputers Reveal Surprising Neutrino Behavior in Collapsing Stars and Supernovae"
George M. Fuller, UCSD (Professor, Physics)

"Cosmology and the Milky Way"
James S. Bullock, UCI (Director, Center for Galaxy Evolution; Professor, Physics and Astronomy)

"Cosmic Wisdom: What Astronomers Know that the Rest of the World Needs to Know"
Sandra M. Faber, UCSC (University Professor, Astronomy)

Tuesday June 26th, 2012.

"Filing the Cosmos with (Virtual) Stars"
Mark Krumholz, UCSC (Associate Professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics)

"How the Universe Evolved from Smooth to Lumpy: The Formation of Galaxies and Massive Black Holes"
Eliot Quataert, UCB (Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Physics; Director, Theoretical Astrophysics Center)

"Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Working with the Dark Side to Discover the Ultimate Fate of the Universe"
Kim Griest, UCSD (Professor, Physics)

"The Cosmic Dawn: Illuminating a Dark Universe"
Steven Furlanetto, UCLA (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy)

"Searching for Dark Matter Particles on Earth and in Space"
Manoj Kaplinghat, UCI (Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy)

"A Concise Tour of Astronomical Simulations and Visualizations"
Joel R. Primack, UCSC (Director, UC-HiPACC)

"News from Deep Space! A Journalism Roundtable Discussion on Covering Astronomy"
Led by Robert Irion, UCSC (Director, Science Communication Program)

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