2015 – Alexander Szalay
Alexander Szalay is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, and Computer Science. He is the Director of the JHU Institute for Data Intensive Science. He is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He is a Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received an Alexander Von Humboldt Award in Physical Sciences, in 2007 the Microsoft Jim Gray Award. In 2008 he became Doctor Honoris Causa of the Eötvös University, Budapest. He enjoys playing with Big Data.
Public Lecture: “The Fourth Paradigm: How Big Data is Changing Science” on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Koffler Institute Rm. 108, 569 Spadina Avenue
Technical Talk: “Redshift-Space Distortions in the Galaxy Distribution” on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm, McLennan Physics Rm. 203