Astroatom

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Talk given by Claudio Mendoza at the VAMDC Annual Meeting, University of Vienna, Austria, 24 February 2012.

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Astroatom

  1. 1. Atomic data user-producer communitydevelopments: the AstroAtom blog Claudio Mendoza (IVIC, CeCalCULA) Efrain Gatuzz (IVIC) Valentina Luridiana (IAC, Spain) Manuel Bautista (WSU, USA) VAMDC Annual Meeting Vienna University, Vienna 21/02/12
  2. 2. AstroAtom was proposed by the atomic user-producer communityInitiative proposed at the “Workshop onuncertainties in atomic data and how theypropagate in chemical abundances”, IAC,Tenerife, Spain (October 2010)AstroAtom is supported by VAMDC as fromSeptember 2011Recommend Reinventing Discovery: the NewEra of Network Science, Michael Nielsen (2011)
  3. 3. AstroAtom intends to promote data community interactionsThe main idea behind AstroAtom is topromote scientific discussion before formalpublication Research Conference Preprint Paper AstroAtom
  4. 4. Since January 2011, AstroAtomhas published more than 80 posts Categories Number of posts Atomic data applications 55 Atomic data production 33 Atomic data bases 10 People 3
  5. 5. Number of monthly visits Month
  6. 6. Number of weekly visits Week number
  7. 7. Average daily visits Month
  8. 8. Most AstroAtom visits come fromGoogle Web site Number of entries google.com 643 vamdc.eu 153 arxiv.org 57 vamdc.org 35 cecalc.ula.ve 19
  9. 9. Searches arrive at AstroAtomlooking for celebrity info Search Number of visits Feynman 69 astroatom 59 grid computing 32 ken dere solar 30 dielectronic recombination 17 star spectroscopy analysis 10 atomic databases 10
  10. 10. There seems to be a lot of interestin laboratory astrophysics
  11. 11. RecommendationsAstroAtom has been well received by the atomicdata user-producer communityWe plan to contract a consulting firm to boostAstroAtom performanceWe encourage VAMDC to extend blogs to othercommunities:  AstroMol  AstroChem  AstroLab  VAMDC blog of blogs

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