Computers and the Universe 2017

In 2017, this workshop has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support teachers.  Scholarships will be available for full support of attendance, including travel, lodging, and meals for teachers whose districts do not support those costs.  The only exception is the $100 registration fee, which we are unable to waive.  

Teachers who teach in districts that serve students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations will be given first priority for all scholarship funds.  Pennsylvania teachers who come from districts that are part of CIU#10 are particularly encouraged to apply.

Workshop Content:

  • Final agenda, updated 19 June 2017
  • Outline of workshop content:
    • Computer hardware for scientific computing
    • Data analysis and visualization
    • Latest developments in scientific computation
    • Applications in Solar System motions
    • Applications in nature and cosmology

This workshop is meant as an introduction to computational astronomy.  While the workshop content will focus on how researchers perform computational analyses of challenging problems, no prior experience with programming is necessary.  For those with programming experience, extension opportunities to go beyond the workshop content will be shared that can be explored using C, C++, Python, Matlab, or Mathematica, for example.

Here are links to the resources used during the week: