21-st Century Research: Tools, Trends, and Transformation

A discussion with members of THURJ (The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal)

Eliot House, April 10, 2012

Presenter: Prof. Alyssa Goodman, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University

Abstract: By highlighting some new technologies and trends (such as WorldWide Telescope, the sharing of visualization and analysis techniques between seemingly disparate fields like Astronomy and Medicine, and new online research, data-mining and collaboration tools), I will speculate on the transformation in the participation in and pace of research to come.

The Plan...

Introduction (AG website, projects)

Initiative in Innovative Computing

Seamless Astronomy

WorldWide Telescope (demo)

flickr-->astrometry.net-->WWT (demo)

AstroMed (slides, from Paris, see below/demo)

3DPDF (Nature 2009 or YouTube)

DendroViz (Glue) (video demo)

ADSLabs (demo)

ADS All-Sky Survey (example from proposal)

MSR e-Science “Transformers” (2011) site (show)

Authorea (sneak peak)

[Paris 2011 “Seeing Science” slides as PDF (20 MB) or Keynote (485 MB)]