Big Picture Science – The Big Picture: Saul Perlmutter

by Gary Niederhoff on July 12, 2011

Part 5 of The Big Picture, featuring Saul Perlmutter, physicist at the University of California, Berkeley and senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory.
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avatar J Levy August 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

I just finished an introductory course in Astronomy. We definitely covered every bit of information that Saul Perlmutter examined. This short lecture here, is like a sweetened condensed version of all the new things I got from the course. It was very well stated, that the “Big Picture” is still getting there. Meaning there is much new advances for learning and harvesting data and plotting this on graphs. Exciting to hear that by taking measurements from this data and developing ideas around these results, sounds promising of new found knowledge. It would’ve been neat if we thought for a moment how quickly the latest calculations have been occurring as a result of how fast and light-weight technology grows. If we all are focused on croosing our T’s and dotting our I’s, I bet the wealth of new discoveries “sky-rockets,” perhaps beyond exponentially. Example:, SETI at home; where consumer’s or general public can loan processing power or just a simple set of eyes — and help determine or interpret huge sets of data that needs crunching. Thanks

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