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Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever

Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever

My slides from #NAM2015 where I introduce the idea of Service Oriented Astronomy: An approach whereby researchers develop novel methods for common data analysis tasks that are shared as hosted services with their peers.

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Arfon Smith

July 09, 2015
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  1. Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever Arfon Smith @arfon

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
  2. Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever Arfon Smith @arfon

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License might
  3. Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever Arfon Smith @arfon

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License should
  4. Why the LSST will change astrophysics forever Arfon Smith @arfon

    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License will hopefully
  5. Arfon Smith @arfon Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License Some

    ideas we should steal from Open Source
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  9. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/

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  13. BIG SCIENCE

  14. New tools. New ways of working.

  15. New tools. New ways of sharing.

  16. Methods and tools become increasingly important

  17. Complex (unpublished) things Numbers, data Science!

  18. Reproducibility Data intensive

  19. Open Source Software composed of many reusable components

  20. Your software is the thing that is different

  21. Open Source is modular

  22. Lots of people looking to solve the same problem

  23. Ubiquitous culture of reuse

  24. Where do communities form?

  25. Around a shared challenge?

  26. Around shared data?

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  28. Supernovae Weak lensing Active Galactic Nuclei Solar System Galaxies Transients/variable

    stars Large-scale structure Stars, Milky Way Strong lensing Informatics and Statistics Dark Energy (DESC)
  29. 10 ? n Level 1 (continual) Level 2 (periodic)

  30. LSST is a project that is inherently open

  31. Service Oriented Architecture > A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an

    architectural pattern in computer software design in which application components provide services to other components via a communications protocol, typically over a network. The principles of service-orientation are independent of any vendor, product or technology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service-oriented_architecture
  32. Service Oriented Astronomy > Service oriented astronomy (SOA) is an

    approach whereby researchers develop novel methods for common data analysis tasks that are shared as hosted services with their peers.
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  34. Level 1 (continual) 10 n

  35. Stars Rocks Level 1 (continual) 10 n

  36. Stars Rocks SN WR NEOs Level 1 (continual) 10 n

  37. Stars Rocks SN WR NEOs Josh Bloom’s Type Ia supernovae

    Level 1 (continual) 10 n
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  41. Your software is the thing that is different

  42. Your software is the thing that is different science

  43. How likely is something like this really?

  44. “Academic environments of today do not reward tool builders” Ed

    Lazowska, OSTP event http://lazowska.cs.washington.edu/MS/MS.OSTP.pdf
  45. Barriers are cultural, not technical

  46. Academic landscape is changing

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  49. A VISION AND STRATEGY FOR SOFTWARE FOR SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND

    EDUCATION
  50. Open is the new normal

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  52. Open Data is the least we can do

  53. Thanks. arfon@github.com @arfon "