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How IT will drive astrophysics over the next 50 years: big data, modeling, and supercomputers


Studying black holes, analyzing data from the world’s largest telescopes, modeling exoplanets — astrophysics since the middle of the twentieth century is impossible to imagine without high technology.

Over the last 20 years, IT has played an important role in the discipline’s progress. But astrophysicists are pinning even greater hopes on the industry for the next half century.

We’ll be discussing:

  • How tech helps astrophysics today: why scientific progress goes hand-in-hand with advances in IT
  • What’s over the horizon: the breakthroughs astrophysicists are waiting for and the role quantum computers have to play
  • Which IT professionals are needed today for science: where you can pursue a career if you want something off the beaten track