Carnegie Mellon University
April 21, 2015

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps CMU Statistician For Leadership Role

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps CMU Statistician For Leadership Role Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Taps CMU Statistician For Leadership Role

Starting in 2022, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will digitally image the sky every night for a decade. The massive camera will gather roughly 30 terabytes — or 30,000 gigabytes — each night, creating “big data” for astronomy like never before.

To help prepare for the data challenges, Carnegie Mellon’s Chad Schafer has been elected co-chair of the LSST Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration.

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