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The Next Light Wave: Why Too Much Light is An Issue

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Presentation on importance of light for astronomy and society presented at "International Conference on Communication and Light" from 2 - 4 November in Braga, Portugal by Pedro Russo.

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The Next Light Wave: Why Too Much Light is An Issue

  1. 1. Uma Nova Vaga de Luz Porque Demasiada Luz é um Problema. Pedro Russo Universidade de Leiden, Países Baixos russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl @pruss
  2. 2. The Next Light Wave: Why Too Much Light is An Issue. Pedro Russo Universidade de Leiden, Países Baixos russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl @pruss
  3. 3. Big Data e o Square Kilometre Array ‣ Exabyte (=1billion gigabytes) a day of raw data ‣ compressed to around 10 Petabytes ‣ SKA will produce 10 times the current global internet traffic.
  4. 4. ESA’s EUCLID ‣ 850 Gb dados por dia ‣10 petabytes de imagens ao longo da missão (até ao final de 2028)
  5. 5. Large Amounts of Light = Mega Data
  6. 6. Challenges for Big Data in Astronomy ‣ Visualisation of astronomical datasets ‣ Creation and utilisation of efficient algorithms for processing large datasets. ‣ The use of “machine learning” methodologies ‣ Engage society with large astronomical datasets. (Dillon, 2015)
  7. 7. www.zooniverse.org
  8. 8. www.cosmiclight.org

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