By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer
A University of Virginia astronomer and a former Ph.D. student from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Astronomy are playing key roles in an international effort to dramatically extend the reach of discovery for the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.
Article by: Katie McNally, UVA Today
Raised in the country outside of Bountiful, Utah, University of Virginia philosophy professor James Cargile had never been east of the Mississippi before he joined the Army in 1958.
This spring, even as Cargile celebrates 50 years of teaching with the University, he still remembers the culture shock of his first arrival in Charlottesville as a graduate student in 1960.
Two promising U.Va. Arts & Sciences scientists – Utpal Chatterjee, an assistant professor of physics, and Nitya Kallivayalil, an assistant professor of astronomy – have earned coveted National Science Foundation Early Career Development awards.
As the sheer volume of data in a range of computationally intensive fields grows bigger, computer scientists, engineers and researchers from across the disciplines are finding that work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection of disciplines.