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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Open Dada - Joseph Sirosh - OSCON 2016

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One of our most powerful windows into the universe today is not a telescope built with glass and mirrors. The SkyServer virtual observatory—built by Alex Szalay and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the late Jim Gray of Microsoft research—launched a new era of collaborative data science, revolutionizing astronomy and cosmology. Today’s astronomers fly through our universe across space and time to explore the farthest quasars, understand dark matter and dark energy, study the births of the very first stars, and analyze the large-scale 3D structures of the universe. Now the NSF-funded SciServer aims to bring this big data infrastructure to bear on the study of turbulence, cosmological simulations, the connectome, and genomics. Joseph Sirosh explores how and why big datascopes have become the de facto tools of the emerging fourth paradigm of scientific discovery. Watch the full keynote here: http://oreil.ly/1V9ZYDD Watch all the OSCON keynotes here: http://oreil.ly/1stuahr Subscribe to O'Reilly on YouTube: http://goo.gl/n3QSYi Follow O'Reilly on Twitter: http://twitter.com/oreillymedia Facebook: http://facebook.com/OReilly Google: http://plus.google.com/+oreillymedia